Tuesday, November 22, 2011
coasters, mug rugs, drink mats?
The girls and I started these at the same time that I made the batik pillows and have worked on them periodically since. There are 36 of these whimsical little coasters.
They are made of duck cloth, recycled denim, and even one of hub's old shirts. They are backed with fleece. I zig-zagged them because I wanted the whimsical 'framed' look and because all the materials fray and I hope that these will fray nicely.
These will be bundled up in groups and tied with twine. Then I will add this note:
you just received a set of handmade batik coasters
from c, k, and melissa
made from a variety of materials including old shirts,
old jeans, and duck cloth
they are designed to fray with wear and tear
these coasters are washable
the batik method uses a washable glue so if, perchance the artisans did not remove all the glue, do not worry it will wash right off your cups and mugs
if it happens to stick to them
irregularities in size and quality only prove that they were handmade with love
They will be given to teachers, friends and others who we want to give little gifts to this Christmas.
It took a bit of time. :)
By the way, if you like to look at loads of my pictures that involve children and animals - you can see our trip to Como Zoo and Conservatory over on my homeschool blog.
I will be sharing these at:
Abbi's A Handmade Christmas