Whenever I see plain white napkins on sale I usually buy a few. They make a great medium for an upgraded linen. A little ric rac, lace, buttons, or embroidery and you have a beautiful, and inexpensive, table linen. They make great hostess, wedding shower, or wedding gifts. I think cloth napkins add so much to a table setting, it makes the dinner feel a little more special. I've been gathering items to do a lavender table setting (still looking for the perfect plates!) so wanted to do some embroidered napkins. I found a picture I liked, copied it and traced on the napkin. I started embroidering them on Super Bowl Sunday. Tax season got in the way and they sat in my craft room for a few months. Now that tax season is over, I whipped six of them out in a matter of hours! Super easy and very pretty!
I have an Amazon credit card and use it for everything; groceries, clothing, travel, etc. I log online every few weeks and pay the charges so I don't incur interest (heaven forbid an accountant pay finance charges!) The bonus for doing this is the Amazon points I accumulate. I use these points to buy items that I wouldn't ordinarily spend money on, they are kind of my "splurge" points. With some of my points I bought this light box. The rendering you want to trace is placed on the box, the light backlights it making it easy to trace the design onto fabric or paper. It made tracing my design on these napkins so easy!