Monday, 28 June 2010

Silk paper and chalk placemats

After finishing a quilt (or as in this case, several quilts) I usually feel like doing some small, fun projects. So yesterday I made silk paper (there's a good tutorial in the first Down Under Textiles) and today some chalk pacemats:

I got the idea at Jackie's blog - I did have a small piece of chalk fabric and of course I will have to make three placemats, which is why they have this size... I used the Dutch oilcloth for the back.

Robbie loves his mat and demonstrates how to use it!
First you work very hard to make a beautiful drawing:

Then you wipe it off:

And finally you turn the mat to have your dinner!

It was just him and me at dinner, for hubby is in Athens (Greece), Hugo has a sleepover at a friend's house and poor Ernst is sick and spent most of the day in bed. I should have been at work, but stayed home with him while the nanny took his brothers to the park (we had been at home all day yesterday because Ernst was sick, so they did need some fresh air and exercise), and made the placemats while he was sleeping.

And to end on a happier note: remember the video I showed here a while ago? Here's another one in that series! I found it on Sandy's blog.

We could really use one of those stairs here in Brissy...


Jackie said...

thanks for the shout out! Your placemat looks great

Lynn Cohen said...

What a fun blog post to be reading this morning. I love the placemats. Had no idea there was such a thing as chalk fabric!!! Must make these for my grandkids. They will love them. (hope the parents do too)...;-)
And the video of the musical stairs is a kick! LOVE IT!!!!

Chris Daly said...

Love the placemats Linda! What a great idea