Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Craft Basket Wednesday: Table Runner


While my mom was here, we went to Joann Fabrics, one day. They were having a sale - a BIG sale and I went and looked through the clearance fabric choices. All of the clearance fabrics were 50% off!! So, I was hoping to find some great deal, but didn't know what I needed or wanted really - just am drawn to all those fabrics!!

While I was looking, I found a fabric that was maroon with a creamish/yellowish floral pattern. I loved it. ABSOLUTELY loved it. I told my mom that I was buying a bit of it, but hadn't a clue, yet, what I would do with it but I had to have some. She suggested a table runner and I thought that sounded great since I didn't have one that I cared for.

I got home with the fabric and as I was looking it over and contemplating just how I would create a table runner... I read the verbiage on the selvage edge... "HS - ERICA" from the Home Seasons collection! Do you think that there was a REASON that I was loving that fabric... that it was just calling my name and I couldn't leave without a piece of it!?!!!

Anyway, onto the project...


It is nice and long and drapes over the edges of the table and hangs very well, now. At first I thought I might be disappointed as it didn't want to lay down!


The striped fabric was in my fabric closet stash as a left over from drapes/curtains in my last home. I really liked that fabric and was pleased to see I could use it again and it coordinated so well - even without having it with when I purchased the "ERICA" fabric!!


Of course, I still have my spring bunny on my table and some great big artichokes that are real... and you can tell because they are starting to wilt a bit and need to be eaten... SOON! Maybe I'll make a plan to eat them up tonight!!

Go visit Amy and see what she or anyone else is up to and crafting these days!


Thanks for jumping in and leaving your thoughts!!

I sure like to know who enjoys playing around the treehouse!