It is not as big as a standard place mat and it's much larger than a coaster, which is one of the things I truly love about it. Once I received it, I knew I wanted a bazillion of them all over my house. The perfect size for drinks and other things, great for my studio work table, coffee table, breakfast bar, night stand, all over the house and yet still perfect to set a plate on for the dining or kitchen table. I also knew that not being independently wealthy, a "bazillion" of them would cost me a fortune, so then . . .
This happened. . .
I am not great seamstress by any means and sewing alone proves to be a great challenge for me as my machine and I are still quite foreign to each other. The best thing about these Art Pads is that they don't have to be perfect. I actually love them with all their little imperfections; not all lines are straight, some have little strings here and there and if you mess up too bad on your lines, the more you sew on them the better they look. They were actually a JOY to make with each one being different and unplanned, just putting pieces of material together as I went.
I like to surround myself with things that inspire me and make me happy. These Art Pads are colorful and imperfect, a lot like a collage (Inspiring). Useful, and reminds me of journal pages (Happy).
Teesha encouraged me to try making them. I am pretty proud of them since my sewing machine is still quite foreign to me. I do love the results and it is a lot like doing a fabric collage.
Thank you for stopping and I hope you do something YOU Love today!