October 26th, 2007
I just loved this fabric with the dead trees on it. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember who makes it, but in the fabric line there are a few faux bois prints. I picked up the blue trees and the tan faux bois print to make a table setting with. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve noticed Martha talking a great deal about faux bois of late and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s me noticing it more or if thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just more of the print around. It has a 70s feel to itÃ¢â‚¬â€what with the whole wood paneling phenomenon. I made a set of napkins and trimmed them with rick rackÃ¢â‚¬â€an idea from the good people at Purl who were featured in Martha. Did you see that? I hope they do more articles in her magazines. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made the table cloth yet, which will be just the faux bois print.
I used the napkins when we had people over for dinner this week and washed them last night, only to find that not all my seams caught the fabric, so a few sides are now raw and have to be fixed! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not nearly as fun to fix projects that you thought were all wrapped up and ready to be posted online. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re off to San Francisco for the weekend. Hooray!