Friends, last week I impressed even myself. In one evening, I whipped up a beautiful little table runner for our dining room table in just one evening. I had gotten the fabric (both were remnants! score!) at Joann's a few weeks before when I was out with Boyfriend's mom. I knew right away what I wanted to make with it.
My mom made me a sweet little autumn table runner last year. It was printed with various colored fall leaves and had a brown backing. When I was visiting my parents, I talked to my mom about how she made hers and decided to put my knowledge to good use.
After ironing the two pieces of fabric, I put them together, good side to good side (although, with the green, there really wasn't a "good side"). After a bit of trial and error with my sewing machine, I got some navy thread ready to go and I stitched around the whole she-bang except for one little section that was about two inches long. The key to the whole thing! Can you see my pins? Cute times.
So, the key. With that little two inch whole in the end, all I had to do was turn the whole thing inside out by pulling it through the whole. I imagine I will need to sew up the whole at some point, but for now you can't even tell it's there. I ironed the whole thing to give it crisp edges (I took this fairly blurry picture before I did that...) and laid it on our gorgeous early 1960s dining room table. I think I will not keep the table cloth on the table when I actually use it, though. Haha.
Can you see that little blue chair in the top middle of the picture? The one next to the radiator? That will be a project soon. I want to strip the already chipping paint off and repaint it and make a cute cushion for it. It has that little place for a cushion, so that's basically a requirement. I'm looking forward to it! I have so many projects in mind for the near future, I can hardly contain myself!