Friday, December 11, 2015

Needed a Blue Christmas Table Runner and other things

One of our daughters recently moved back home.  We renovated and remodeled our downstairs into an apartment for her (everything except a kitchen for now).  Just a few short weeks ago there was nothing but studs and concrete floors. A ton of work has been accomplished and there is still lots to do but it is liveable and she moved in two weeks ago.

She asked for a Christmas Table Runner but everything in my stash was traditional colors and they wouldn't work for her decor. While at work this week, I spotted one of our newer Stonehenge fabric lines and decided to make a super easy 10 minute table runner. I purchased 1/3 yard of the center focal fabric and 1/2 yard of the contrast fabric. I've made so many of these table runners that I can really make it in 10 minutes. Haha

She loved it and it is the perfect colors for her new apartment.  If you need a reminder on how to make these, click this link to read a previous post with tutorial.

After completing the table runner, I was still in the mood to experiment with some new projects I've been wanting to try....

The fabric "box".  This was very easy and turned out super cute. I can think of several uses for this project.  If you would like to give it a try, this is the video tutorial I watched by the Crafty Gemini.  

Not sure what got into me, but I'm on a roll now.  Next I experimented and made these precious, super easy Christmas ornaments.  I used scrap fabric first just to make sure I could make them before using my good Christmas fabric.  If you want to give them a whirl, here is the link to the video tutorial I watched.
Back of ornament......
The video tutorial suggests you use a pot lid as a template for the circle. Just thought I'd share that a large Folger's coffee lid works great as well. :)

I'm planning to make some Christmas bed pillowcases but thought I'd go ahead and share with you the ones I made for my grandchildren this past Halloween.

If you haven't made these yet you ought to try one. Click this link to view one of the several video tutorials available online.

My silly grandchildren with their pillowcases....

Even teenage boys like it when grandma makes them something....

My goodness, I really accomplished quite a bit in one day.  Sometimes I impress myself. :)

You still have time to make these simple projects before Christmas.

Until next time.....get busy!!