Family Utensil Wrap
I have already mentioned that I have been reading Plastic Free. There is a section of the book where she talks about the challenges of eating out plastic free. We don't dine out that often but we do on occasion & often found ourselves picnicking.
I saw in the book she has a utensil wrap for her wooden utensils and glass straws so she can carry them along with her where ever she goes. Great idea!
I knew I would have to come up with something for a family of four so I brought out everything I would want to include, laid it out and started taking measurements. I went off to find some fabric and came across an old embroidered table runner. I discovered that folded in half it was just a 1/2 inch or so smaller than I measured. I could work with that!
I had some scrap fabric left over from the mouse pad that worked well with the colors. After an hour of cutting, ironing and sewing I had a utensil wrap.
It could have been made a bit shorter but I wanted the top flap that covers the utensils to be large enough to be used as a place mat to lay out shared food. And strangely enough the table runner was the exact measurements for this. I think it is going to work wonderfully!
The addition of a little tie on the side (made from the bird fabric) and some little napkins (there just might be enough of those birds for four small 7x7 napkins) will finish it all up nicely.
Now I just need to get some wooden utensils... to lighten the load a bit!
The Beatles entered our life this week. Renee mentioned them last week and it just so happened that my daughter came home with a book about them from the library... and wanted to listen. What fun!
I have also been listening to this series as the kids watch. History buffs these two!
What have you been making?
What is on your play list?
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