Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Goldilocks Table Set

Goldilocks Table Set by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt

The Goldilocks collection seems as if it belongs with my family's treasury of vintage children's picture books. I am such a fan of Jill Howarth's midcentury style of illustration, and she's created an adorable cast of characters for her designs. My daughters actually squealed when I showed them the prints.

Goldilocks Table Set by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt

I was sorting through all the possibilities of what to make with this fabric when my sister suggested the perfect idea while we were chatting by phone between Texas and California: a table set. "It's fitting, right?" she added, referring to the porridge incident in the Goldilocks storyline. I couldn't have agreed more.

Goldilocks Table Set by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt

I've been trying to add to our collection of place mats and table runners for the breakfast nook this year. It's fun to change things up with the seasons, and it's a sewing project that takes far less time than a quilt. I used simple rectangles for my daughters' place mats, and the small runner is a quilt-as-you-go herringbone pattern inspired by my friend Maureen's tutorial, which I've used before to make some of my favorite pillow covers

Goldilocks Table Set by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt

I tried to add some fun details like twill tape labels and crocheted lace to the set. There's also a "story" on each place mat for the girls to look at while eating their cereal in the morning. It's all very sweet and simple, but full of personality. I love having handmade items like this in our home, welcoming us as we come down to breakfast. It just seems like such a great way to start the day.

And everyone lived happily ever after.

12 comments:

  1. Such sweet fabric. Tell me about that cute little Bunny tag.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Would love to know about the bunny tag too!

      Delete
    2. The bunny tag is twill tape I had on hand. It seemed to go well with the forest prints!

      Delete
  2. Perfect project choice with this sweet fabric. Love your place mats and cute table runner!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great idea on the story line for the kids to follow while eating! These are just lovely and will stay with them for years.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sooo darling! Still deciding what I want to make.

    ReplyDelete
  5. so super cute! what a nice idea! greetings from denmark Ulrike :0)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the table set! I can see kids making up their own variations of the stories as they eat!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So cute!! What a fun thing for the girls to look at as they eat! :-) Hugs, H

    ReplyDelete
  8. this fabric is fabulous and I love the little details you added!

    ReplyDelete

Aren't you the sweetest!! Thanks for making my day by leaving a comment!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...