I know that I've been quiet on the New Year's Resolution front, but don't be fooled because there are definitely a couple things that I hope to improve upon around here in the coming year - the first being just to waste less. There's nothing like a massive cleaning spree (which I feel like we've been on for the past three months) to convince you that you probably shouldn't have bought or accepted half of the stuff that you own in the first place. And so in addition to slowly making our way through all the crap in our house I've also been thinking of ways that I can also waste less every day.
Which has led me to cloth napkins. You see, we are not fancy, sophisticated people around here and truth be told, we usually just end up using paper towels as napkins for most meals. And while the majority of those end up in the compost bin, we could probably all benefit from not using them in the first place. So I dug through my fabric stash (bonus points for using fabric that I already had, right?) and picked out those fabrics that I'm really not in love with anymore and cut squares that measured 20 x 20, aiming to get as many squares out of each piece of fabric that I could. And then I just sewed a hem around all four sides. I will say that I attempted to get all fancy and do proper mitered corners, but in the end I ended up doing some made-up version of a mitered corner and while they may not be perfect, they're certainly good enough for me (and for napkins).