Summer Drinks "Frangipani" Coasters

This is the last coaster set I’ll do for now. I guess if anyone else wants one, I’ll just get some more cotton and make more! But next time I buy cotton, I’ll get some red, pink and purple so I can get different colour combinations. Below is a photo of the colours I used for this gift giving season.

It’s fun to think of a name, a scene or season to match the colours and vice versa. I have done this last set because these three colours to me say ‘frangipani’ and I had enough of these colours left over. When I lived in Darwin there were a lot of frangipani trees about. They would loose all their leaves in the dry season, which is the north Australian equivalent of winter, but it really doesn’t get very cold at all. Then as the wet season approaches, the trees would become full of flowers and the smell was gorgeous. Most of them were the yellow and white variety, some had a light blush of pink. And very rarely, there was a deep red variety which didn’t seem to grow as thick but had the rich fragrance of a rose and was very special. The blue in this set represents the clear blue skies of the Darwin dry season.

I do not recommended this coaster set for red wine drinkers, as it’s mostly white and yellow. If you spill red wine on these, soak in cool water immediately. Here are some more tips on how to remove red wine stains from cotton.

Next, to make some Christmas decorations and practice baking some home-made treats to share as gifts!

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Seasonal Drinks "Winter" & "Spring" Coasters

Here are two more sets for my Seasonal Drinks coasters collection, Winter and Spring.

I borrowed inspiration from google images of  winter colours and spring colours. I could have used other colours than I did of course, but I looked at what I had and went with that. These winter colours are not of a typical Australian winter, but include lots of white for snow. We do get snow in Australia, but only in certain parts and not where I have ever lived in my life! The winter set also has some green for the evergreen trees and royal blue, which represents the long hours of twilight.

Spring is bright and cheery with mostly yellow, and some light blue and green. The blue represents the clear blue skies we got here early this spring, with green to stand for new growth. Yellow is for the new spring flowers and sunlight starting to warm things up. Choose darker coloured coasters when drinking red wine.

I now have made seven sets of coasters, I might have enough to give as gifts to various people. But then again, I might make just one more set …

Seasonal Drinks "Summer" & "Autumn" Coasters

These are the first two sets of my Seasonal Drinks coasters!

For these ones, I picked seasonal colours for ‘traditional’ seasons, just due to the ease of what to call them and the colours to choose. Both of these coaster sets have the added bonus of bringing good luck and prosperity to the home due to the circular golden motifs, which represents money and coins.

The colours in my summer set of coasters represent the cool blue of swimming pools, backyard green lawns and lots of orange juice! I found inspiration on google images for Summer colours.

Autumn also had to have some orange, with a little bit of golden and green. Again, I found inspiration on google images, this time for Autumn colours. As often found in collections of Autumn colours, these represent the turning of the leaves from green to golden, to then dull and fall upon the ground, loosing the bright colour as winter approaches …

Coming next – Seasonal Coasters “Winter” & “Spring”

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