Before Christmas I had the insane idea of making both a Christmas Day table setting as well as a New Year table setting. Then we decided to go to Spain so all those good intentions went out the window.
Our Christmas table was therefore just a bought in table runner and a big glass bowl full of big tree ornaments. Matching napkins, napkin holders and coasters completed the festive(ish) look.
But there was still time to prepare for the New Year – so I thought. I’m experimenting with using different bead embroidery stitches and have realised that Crazy Patchwork is ideal – all those seams are just calling out for beads! And, during very important Research (Pinterest!) I found a wonderful feather shape, which I duly copied, no doubt breaking all copyright rules. But as I’m not selling the pattern I’m sort of OK. I think.
Facebook followers will already have seen the half a table runner
The inner crazy patchwork front holds the cutlery in place while the outer, embroidered front holds the napkin (when they’re embroidered!). They have a magnetic closure to keep things all together.
They’re a lot wider than many other cutlery holders – but I always use a dessert fork (even for ice cream) so that just had to be included. I did stop at soup spoon and butter knife.
The cutlery holders are now in use but the table runner….. Well, that’s another story.