the quest to put an end to paper napkins
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
One Oprah show she had all these guests showing viewers how they could live greener lives: less toxic cleaning products, reusable water bottles, reusable bags. One of the things she mentioned that struck a chord with me was napkins. I was using at least one or two paper napkins a day -- if we all stopped using them, it would help us reduce how much crap we put into the land fills. My city has a great 'green bin' program that accepts soiled paper napkins, but I wanted to try to reduce first.
But when it came time to plan for C's shower I wondered what the heck I was going to do when people needed to dab their faces after a few appeys and a slice of chocolate cake. I decided to make a shit load of cocktail napkins -- that's what I did.
I just fell in love with this fabric from my local store -- it's so pretty and vibrant and it was the perfect choice for the baby shower; and will be a great option for the million summer BBQs we have every year.
So now I have enough napkins to wipe the faces of an army, but I think I'll take a break from making them for a while. After sewing straight lines on 15 or so at Chrismtas and another 15 for the shower I think I'll focus on some more curvy projects.