A Month of Home // handmade DIY Linen Napkins

This is a simple & fun DIY if you're feeling a little crafty, and you really don't need any sewing skills! We recently saw some beautiful linen napkins in a shop and thought it would be fun to create our own version (for a fraction of the cost!) The linen fabric cost us around $8, you do the math, that makes these incredibly affordable, which we love! They would also make a great little housewarming gift.

You'll Need:
- 1 Yard of fabric, we used a cotton/linen blend
- embroidery needle
- embroidery thread
- scissors
 

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Start by cutting your fabric into 4 even pieces, the 1 yard of fabric was the perfect size for 4 napkins. 

Begin by stitching an X into the corner of the napkin, and continue stitching along the edge in a simple "in and out" stitch. 

Sew a simple stitch along the hem of each napkin, marking each corner with the X pattern. Once they're all sewn, you can pull a few of the threads to create the frayed edges along all of the sides. 

There you go! An easy little DIY under $10 to spruce up your next dinner party! 

Courtney Boutique // A Vancouver Gem

We had such a fun time in Courtney Boutique a few weeks ago. The ladies who work in the store are so sweet and really care about every woman who walks in the door. There is something special about a local store that truly desires to connect with their customers. There is a wide variety of ages within their customer demographic and that is so cool to me. A store that a daughter and her mother AND grandmother can all shop in! There is such a diversity in the clothing, there is something for everyone! We absolutely loved it. Here are some of our favourite finds!!

I have been living in this Gentle Fawn dress. I feel like I have been searching for years for the perfect t-shirt dress and I'm so excited that I've finally found one! I'm obsessed with stripes and just love something simple that I can throw on with some boots or dress up with a cute cardigan and flats. We had such a fun time at Courtney Boutique last week and fell in love with all of the pieces we picked out. Everything from the comfiest basic tees, and boyfriend jeans to adorable dresses and scarves. Loads of jewelry from local designers like Moonshine Dreams & quality handmade pieces, like the bracelet I'm wearing above, from one of our favourite brands 31 Bits.

This is the perfect scarf/cape it's going to be perfect over dresses this Spring and for beach days this Summer!

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Gotta love some boyfriend jeans! I have been wearing these non-stop. They are so fun to dress up with this polka dot dress shirt- or dress down with a baggy tee. 

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The detail on this peter pan collar is ADORABLE.

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I fell in love with this jacket as soon as I laid eyes on it. Whenever I find a cute jacket that is reversible, I am ALL about that- 2 coats in one, baby! Gotta love it.

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