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I found Kitschy Christmas

New napkins

But it’s about eight-and-a-half months too late… Last October I bought prints from Moda’s Christmas Past collection to make the above napkins. I wanted something with a fun, retro feel, and this collection was about as close as I could come. I like it well enough, and would have just lived with it, if not for THIS:

Fabric lust

Be still my beating heart. It’s everything I want in a Christmas napkin. It’s retro, it’s fun, it’s kitschy, it’s colorful! If I had a fat quarter set of this collection, I could make 24 of the most perfect Christmas napkins ever assembled. I’d do it in a heartbeat, too, except for a few things:

  1. I can’t find a reasonably-priced fat quarter collection anywhere on the internet at the moment
  2. I already have a set of Christmas napkins, albeit a set that will now make me weep softly every time I use it to dab errant crumbs from my lips – I may be wiping my face with Christmas Past, but I’ll be fantasizing about Mackenzie Christmas the whole time. *sniffle*

You think there is a market for gently-used handmade cloth napkins out there? It’s entirely possible if I sell all of the Christmas Past napkins, the two table runners, the apron and any fabric I have left from that collection, I would be able to afford a fat quarter pack of Mackenzie Christmas, plus some extra yardage for new table runners and an apron…

Fabric lust

It sounds so silly, but I truly am jazzed about this fabric. It was designed by Anna Griffin, who also is the creative genius behind Elsie’s Kitchen. Mackenzie Christmas could be for my holidays what Elsie’s Kitchen is for my summer – quintessential seasonal kitchen decor!

Yes, I really am going loopy over napkin fabric. *sigh* I tell you, if a fat quarter collection magically appears online somewhere, I am totally putting my other Christmas linens up for sale. (Clearly these are the ramblings of a crazy person.  Feel free to treat them as such.)

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8 thoughts on “I found Kitschy Christmas

  1. I still haven’t managed a single set of napkins let alone a table runner & apron. You get things done!

    1. I was motivated 🙂 I still haven’t finished either of the two quilts I so ambitiously started a year ago, and you’ve made several as well as your own wedding dress! I think you win, LOL!

  2. I love the new fabrics (then again I loved the old ones too….) maybe you could alternate weeks? 🙂

    1. It was already going to take until 2011 for the napkins I had to pay for themselves. I can’t imagine trying to justify a second set. Good thinking, though 🙂

  3. OR……if you sold enough bags – EVERYONE wants one – you could justify purchasing the fabric – hee hee hee

    1. When I ship your bag, I’ll stick a couple of business cards in the pocket so you can help me sell its twin, LOL!

  4. […] Shop says she expects to have the Mackenzie Christmas collection sometime this month. So now I don’t have to worry that I’ll never be able to find it. Yay! (All I have to do now is try to sell my existing […]

  5. […] may remember my totally-inappropriate-for-summer mini-flip-out over having found the perfect Christmas fabric for my seasonal napkins five months ago… Well, today I got started sewing myself a set.  […]

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