Owl bookmarks

New at Burro Inteligente this week are these owl bookmarks.

That woven ribbon has so many beautiful colors, from the teal background to the turquoise owl, and the ice blue, lime green and magenta accents that frame the owl and enhance the blues. It is machine stitched onto a rectangle of steel grey linen. Matching grey satin stitch along the edges keeps this lovely little bit from fraying with use.

Words are hand lettered in purple ink onto the linen. I handcrafted a small vellum envelope for each bookmark for protection during shipping.

Available in my Etsy shop for $7.50 plus shipping.

Linen cocktail napkins

These napkins are similar to my blue pair in that they use the same two phrases and the same natural shade of linen.  On the surface, they are very minimalist, just the simple goodness of linen showing its lovely self.


On the inside, tucked under the hem, is a pale yellow trim with a tiny coral berry print. The words are stamped in a subtle cocoa color along the hem.

Folded, they are 5×5 inches like a cocktail napkin or coaster. Open, they are 10 x 10, large enough to sub in as a table napkin at a light meal.

Available at Burro Inteligente priced at $13 for the set.

Fun with cocktail napkins

I do seriously love to make mitered corner napkins. I especially love to use linen and to feel like I am just tidying up the edges of a beautiful piece of fabric to let its homespun nubbly goodness shine through.

I’ve been working on two sets of cocktail napkins for my Etsy shop, meant to coordinate with some rustic wall signs I have been creating. Once they are measured and ironed and the angles are aligned, it’s so satisfying to flip those corners over.
The first set I jazzed up with a few simple appliqué circles. I have always loved this shade of cobalt. I also hand-stamped quotations along the hemlines. I like how they frame and center the mitering, and that the seam line of the miter almost acts as if it is punctuation.

But I also set them up so that the words could be concealed if necessary. Very crisp ironing makes them look simple and classy when in use. 

Lift up the right corner, though, and you can have a giggle at the words inside. 

 They are available at Burro Inteligente, my etsy shop, in sets of two.