This short post is my attempt to pull myself out of this September haze. I don’t know if I’m being lazy or just plain exhausted. September, the first month of the school year, always sucks the energy out of me.
Through this haze I still managed to sew small projects. I found these scarves tucked among other travel souvenirs when I did some cleaning few weeks ago and decided to give them a quick makeover.
These scarves were hotel giveaways in Cambodia. We were there for a week last year and stayed in two different hotels as a way to maximize our visit. Two hotels, two guests, four scarves and one makeover result – a tablecloth.
I’m not a fan of fringe so the obvious choice was to cut them away, join the two pieces together and hem. Now we have a cover that gives our dining table an Asian vibe! The only thing missing is my favorite steamed rice from Harbor City.
I still don’t know what to do with the other two. Accents for throw pillow cases, maybe?
I think fondly of Granada. Fresh sea foods, delicious paellas and tapas, and of course the wonders of Alhambra made it one of our best trips ever. The only thing I would grumble about was the weather when we were there. We thought it would already be warm in April so the entire party (my husband, mother-in-law and sis-in law) didn’t bring enough warm clothes.
I bought this scarf in a market when the chilly wind became unbearable. I never used it again after the trip. It kinda looked like it had seen better days until last weekend when I was on a mission to upcycle souvenir scarves. And sometimes, all it takes is a good trim.
Have a great weekend, everyone!