DIY Placemats

You know those projects that sit on your want-to-do list (or Pinterest board) forever? Well this was one of those projects for me. When I saw this lined paper patterned baby blanket from Cornflower Blue Studio I just knew I wanted to make my own version as placemats.

Since I already had my sewing machine out for the curtains I made for the One Room Challenge, it was finally time.

Before going on I just have to say, Cornflower Blue Studio has some of the cutest stuff ever!! She doesn't make the baby blanket anymore, but sells adorable hand embroidered love notes that I'm totally swooning over - wedding maybe? Not to mention she makes stunning modern fiber art inspired by coral and barnacles. I mean stop it. So good. (By the way, this wasn't sponsored - I just like her stuff that much.)

Here's how it turned out! It's a little hard to see the details, but it's very cute, I promise.

I love that the lines are all crooked - it looks so happy and homemade :)
Here she is all decked out for dinner...

I am seriously rearing for a dinner party! My coasters, thrifted plates (to be shared soon), and now placemats... I'm all ready and man am I dying to make a centerpiece! To bad my apartment doesn't have room for a dining table :(

Have you ever had a tight quarters dinner party? How did you pull it off??