January 16, 2011

Dish Mats

Oh, how I've missed sewing. I've been talking for months now about pulling the sewing machine out, but never got around to actually doing it, until yesterday. Now I'm addicted. All I needed was one little project to get me motivated to start sewing again. I'm ready for my next sewing project!

Anyway, I'm so excited to share with you what I made! The other day, I came across a tutorial for a dish mat and knew I just had to have one. I don't know about you, but our dishwasher doesn't know how to dry dishes {especially our cups}. I'm always having to shake off the excess water before putting the dishes up, so a dish mat by the sink is just what I need.

After looking over the tutorial for the dish mat, I decided to simplify mine a bit just because I wanted to start with a fairly easy project. I'm so happy with the way they turned out! I will definitely be making some more.


While I was taking pictures of my dish mat, Noah decided he had had enough of this stupid project, and needed Mommy to hold him.


*Mommy and Noah snuggle time*

After I got some Noah hugs, he was off doing his own thing, so I grabbed my camera for a few more pictures.


I love the green zebra one I made too! I may even like it better than the apple one. :)


Looks like it might be nap time for a tired little boy.


I just love my dish mats!! Wouldn't they make perfect gifts?!



CarrieJo said...

adorable blog! this is my first visit!


Linda P. said...

Oh, I love those, too! Could they be place mats as well? Are they the right size? Yes, they would be great gifts. Think how proud of yourself you would be if you started making next Christmas's gifts right now! I try to tell MYSELF that! Ha! Isn't that great that sometimes kids just need a bit of time with mom, then they are refueled, and they run off to do their thing, and you can get back to doing your thing? : D

Rachel said...

Love them!! I might have to look that the tutorial too! We have the same problem!

Glad my new header is a hit! I tend to over analyze! hah, but I thought it was fitting for Valentines too!

jillian sara said...

oooooooooooooo I love these! Super cute! They kind of remind me of how you make burp rags... well how I made them I guess. I made some for a friend that is having a baby girl.... hope to have one of those some day. :) Hey I was thinking of trying to make a camera strap cover. I know you talk alot about that one shop on etsy that does them. Have you ever thought about making one?

Lulu said...

Those are awesome! I want to learn how to sew ... I even have the sewing machine already, but absolutely no idea how to use it. I keep telling myself I'm going to learn ... someday.

You should open an etsy shop and sell those awesome mats!!!!!!! Forreals!

Jill Sloothaak said...

I would buy one from you today if you were selling them! ha! :)

The apple one is oh-SOOOO-adorable!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Very pretty! My glasses always have to be shaken too! So annoying

Lindsey Jo said...

very cute! i like the zebra one best.

my cups never get dry either.. maybe this should be my next project.

Laura Hill said...

I would love those too... we have the same problem with our dishwasher at our apartment too... You should start your own business..

Laura Hill

The Christians said...

Love these! Love Noah getting his Mommy cuddles in too! I like the apple one best though. :-)

Mary said...

Libby those are so cute! I love the fabric. Glad to hear you're getting back into sewing! :)

Have a great week

a boy a girl and a pug said...

so cute!! love the fabrics!!

Anna Elder said...

i really need to learn how to sew. i dont know how i skipped that part in growing up as a girl.

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Oh, I am in love love love with these towels.

Leasa said...

Very cute too bad I dont know how to sew.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I love these and the fabrics are wonderful! Love the pears.apples? most!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

PS - Libby, I'm adding your button to my blog!

audrey said...

such a great idea! post a tutorial!

Chrissy said...

They are beautiful! I love the apple/pear one! Actually I love both!!!
I so want to learn sewing! That's one of my to-do things for 2011!

Your photos are awesome btw - the light in our house is so awful these days...no natural light what-so-ever! And I hate using the flash...or maybe I should use my better camera...??

Gina Thomas said...

Libby! These are amazing!!! I want to make them now:) I love and adore the fabric you chose and also the pics of your sweet Noah!
How have you been? I miss you!

Samantha {Moody Mama} said...

So cute! I love the green zebra print.

Hollie said...

Hey girl, I am thinking about doing that online Home Ec class, I searched your blog to see some of the things you have sewn. I think we have the exact same countertops!