On a recent trip to IKEA, I bought this very cute, metal candle plate. I bought just one to place next to my keyboard on my desk. I like to keep a glass of water or other beverage next to me when I’m on my computer. Since the little plate was also a little plain 🙂 I decided to sew up a liner for it. It absorbs any moisture from the glass or cup and looks cute doing so.
I made a paper pattern, then pinned it on some pretty fabric scraps that I had. I sewed the pieces together, then pinked the edges. I made three so that I can just throw them in the wash when needed.
Easy, peasy project.
I made each one reversable. The one in the lower left, (photo above) is actually sewn. The pinking shears that I used were my grandma’s. She died in 1960 and I have had them since then. They are made by Eversharp. Of course, they are not so sharp anymore! I think I may have used them, as a child, to <gasp> cut paper. But, considering that and their age, they still work quite well.
Here it is in use!
And that was my project for today.
Just a little side note: We don’t have cable here at our house, but recently while somewhere, I can’t remember where, I saw an IKEA commercial on TV. The CEO of IKEA what telling all about their wonderful company. What I learned from that commercial is that I have been mispronouncing the name of their company. I bet you all have too! He pronounced it with a short i, not long i. Ick ee a. Cool huh. I like being accurate. 🙂
Have a great day!