I don't light the candles, they are just there to look at. I have never made a candle mat but thought I would give it a go, using a pattern similar to one I had seen on a Thimbleberries newsletter. I downsized it and I'm not sure about my fabric choices. Something about it, just isn't working for me. Maybe I should have put it on the coffee table instead of the sewing table.
I went to their website and after spending way too much time, I found what I was looking for. I now have to make decisions. I don't want the girls to know they are getting them. I'm hoping I can pick them up this summer by going back once again and visiting the area. I'm working on the chauffeur!
I bought this panel last Christmas with great intentions. I ran out of time and maybe its just as well.
This is from Denmark, although I bought it locally. I cut four of the motifs out, sewed them back together and then framed it with other fabric. This will go with the table runners I gave the girls last Christmas. I can't give directions for this specific one because the little motifs are an odd cut 2 3/4" square. When the four were put together the centre measured 5 1/2" square. I added some borders and
Now I'm leaving you in limbo til next week to see the finished mats. I know, I know, but there are very legitimate reasons for it.