upcycled napkins {diy}

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Remember the pillowcase I picked up here? Well now we're enjoying it as a new set of napkins - just in time to complement my new cooking skills!

I love upcycled projects like this, especially when they're as easy as one two three (cut, iron, sew - oh and of course pre-wash so make that four).

Buen provecho!

Waste not, create more

Production scraps from a designer sample sale will soon adorn the next collection of ANAMU clutches. At the time of purchase I had no idea what I would do with a full bag of neon and pastel silk pieces, just that I had to have them!

What I did know was that the design inspiration would come as it's usually driven by the pieces themselves. Using existing materials is a different kind of challenge because they dictate what you will create (rather than dreaming something up and then going to the store to buy it). Challenges + inspiration = fun creative process :)

Featured: ANAMU on EcoStiletto!!!

ANAMU's first press hit is none other than the fabulous EcoStilettoonline magazine! I am beyond thrilled, and honored, to be included in their upcycled fashion piece along such amazing designers (I've always admired Ashley Watson's reclaimed leather bags). They even used an ANAMU image for the homepage "What's New" section :)

Subscribe for your chance to win an ANAMU envelope clutch and other eco-designer goodies!

Thank you EcoStiletto!