Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm starting to decorate for the season too...

Pin It    I don't know how to sew. I really really don't. I mean, I can sew a straight line but when it comes to a premeditated curved line, you are looking at the wrong person. But I'm slowly trying to learn, I promise...

   I've seen so many people around the web decorating for the fall season that I think I got this bug too. I went to Hancock Fabrics to get some fabric for new pillows (yes, I can sew pillows....Straight lines, right :) I actually went to find some burlap (I got this bug too!) but they were sold out of the good stuff. But as I was wandering around, I found some really pretty leftover linen-looking fabric for $5/ yard. It's so awesome that I got 2 yards for multiple little projects around the house. And then I noticed this really cute fall fabric that I just couldn't pass by:


   So I decided to make a very simple table runner for my level of sewing (nothing like your amazing table runners, Carla :). I just cut one "linen" stripe and two "pumpkin" ones and sew it all together. But it looked too plain, so I added some "applications" from  cut-up fabric:


 And another picture:



I just used some Elmer's fabric spray adhesive to attach them:


Aren't these pumpkins pretty?

Another look:


   I don't have any other fall decor on the table, so some flowers from last summer will work for now. Or the first and only cantaloupe from our garden:


  Have you started decorating for fall yet?

I will share this post with these fun parties:
Homemaker on a Dime
This Gal Cooks Marvelous Mondays 

18 comments:

  1. Your table runner is looking good and so does that melon.
    Where we live, North West England, the climate is not good for growing melons.
    Carolx

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    1. Well, here we are supposed to have a great climate for melons but I only got 1 this year :(

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  2. What a nice table runner, love those cute pumpkins. A cantelope! that is amazing and awesome. I wonder if I could grow those here? ummm Enjoy the day at hand Lena. xx

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    1. I think you could. I've learned one thing that it likes to grow up the fence. I have two more hanging there but they are small. I don't think they can ripen but I will pick them up tomorrow and we'll see.

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  3. I love your runner!! Simple and elegant. I haven't started doing any decorating yet, just making lots of stuff that I may not even get to keep if my DD's want it. HA Maybe this weekend I will drag it all out, it is such a pain to dust once everything is decorated, I'm getting lazy

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    1. I'm planning on very little decor this year. Just a couple of things here and there!

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  4. The table runner is just awesome.It is showing the simplicity as well as the purity of this fabric.I am a linen lover too.According to me this is the best fabric in this world.I always buy Linen Fabrics from Linen Club - one of the best linen manufacturers in India.You can embellish your wardrobe with Linen Fabrics just like your table....:)

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    1. Thank you. I love linen but most of the time I just can't afford it. That's why I was so excited to find this fabric! I have so many plans for it!

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  5. I am like you; I can sew a straight line and that is it! Very cute table runner! I would love to make something like that, but for now with 3 kids 5 and under it is safer for me to not have anything on the table except for the basket of napkins. Maybe when the kids are older.... :)

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    1. I rarely have anything on the table other than a stack of rags for wiping too:) But my parents are coming in October, so I wanted something nicer :)

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  6. So creative and very festive! Great job.

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  7. I love it! So simple and perfect! I really need to get my stuff out!

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  8. I have something hanging on my front door. That's it. I will put up a couple of more things as we get closer to Halloween. Nice job on your table runner.

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  9. Check you out; I think it is beautiful! And brave of you to try new things!

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