A good friend of mine was married in Belgium about a month ago. We gave the couple a Le Creuset Tagine for a present.
Unfortunately we were not able to go over for the wedding (although I would have really really loved to go) but she is back visiting Australia with her new husband now and there was an Australian celebration of their marriage last night.
So... I wanted to take along a little present because I don't like showing up empty handed, that's boring. I wanted to get something that would not take up too much space and be nice and light for them to take back to Belgium with them. I also wanted to get something that 'went' with the tagine.
In the end I decided to make a set of placemats for them as well as a few pretty coloured Moroccan tea glasses with tea lights. Happy with my decision, but a procrastinator through and through I didn't start to make the placemats until yesterday (the BBQ was last night).
So it wasn't until the last minute that I realised I didn't have enough fabric... der. Disaster. I was planning on making 6 placemats and I only had enough fabric for 5, which is a bit odd so I ended up only giving them a set of 4. I am hoping it doesn't look too dumb when they open it... oopsies.
If you happen to read this A, I will try and find some more matching fabric to make it a full set. Sorry!
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