Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Family art table runner

Since I was home all day yesterday-I ended up getting my mess of a house cleaned. So this morning I thought I'd try to make the family art table runner from Handmade Home.
I used the same kid art that I used for Meg's art tray, a piece of old muslin curtain, a piece of a shower curtain, scrap fabric, an inkjet fabric sheet (I've had these for years-but never used them-expensive!), and ric rac.

I ended up sewing the back on wrong side out (when turned). Oops! I didn't feel like ripping it out, so I pretended that was the way I wanted it. It's the back after all! And I should have sewn the ric rac on before I sewed the front and back together-but I didn't. I ended up lightly hot gluing the ric rac on. Doesn't look so great, so I may try fixing this later. Or I may not.

23 projects done, 10 to go!


Joelle said...

Wow, I think your runner looks awesome. I want to try and make one out of the mothers day art I got this weekend. Such a good project, gonna share it with other Mom friends.

Inoureyes said...

Love your runner. If you had not told us about your mistakes we would have passed it off as perfect. I have to go out today and get a new printer. What kind do you have?
I finally blogged today, getting a bit rusty!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Despite your woes, I think it turned out just fine. By the way -- have told Amanda S. what you're doing? She should be blogging about you!

Holly C. said...

Melissa-my printer is a HP photosmart C4680. It came free with my daughter's laptop. I was cursing it for not making nice photos-but when I actually adjusted the settings for photos-as I should have done before-my photos turned out great!

Jodi-no I haven't told Amanda what I am doing-but I do upload the projects to her Handmade Home Flickr group.

Sharon said...

I'm glad you are making all the projects in Handmade Home - then when I try I know where to turn for advice!

Holly C. said...

Yep, Sharon-you can learn from my mistakes!

Rhonda said...

I love this idea! Does she have the instuctions on line somewhere, or do I have to buy the book for them?