Saturday, May 28, 2011

cloth napkins.

Wipe your mouth and your small children's dirty little mouths.

Throw them in the washer to be included in the next load.

Roll 'em up and repeat the process for the next meal.

But, whatever you do, don't dare deviate from the proper napkin protocol:

Henry = brown napkin
Taylor = red napkin
Laura = floral napkin

Don't get it wrong. 
Trust me. 
You will be corrected loudly and emphatically.

And, don't dare even think to ask about which napkin Liza will use in the future......


Mandi S. said...


Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

Love it! I just told my husband at lunch that I want to do cloth napkins. What kind of material did you make them out of? Sometimes the cloth napkins at fancy restaurants seem too slick and just smear the food around.

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

Amanda, I don't sew. They are from Target but I bought them at Dirt Cheap. Not sure where you are from but Dirt Cheap is where returns and broken things from other stores go to die. Napkins are 25 cents a piece there and I was beyond excited to find these :)

But, i agree about some restaurant napkins smearing the food around. I wonder if it has something to do with the detergent they use at those places where restaurants send their dirty laundry. Maybe you could check a restaurant supply store in your town and see if they have something that would work well and still be cheap.

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

I never thought about the laundering making the napkins smear!
I looked into what kind of fabric is best and many sources I found said a cotton birdseye fabric makes good napkins. I'm going to take my fabric store coupon and look into it soon...

PandaBear said...

I use cloth napkins too, and refuse to buy paper towels. They are just so expensive and the cloth napkins are much prettier!