Monday, April 26, 2010

burlap and ruffles, ruffles and burlap.....

what's a girl to do on a blah day?
eat chocolate?
create?

I decided to go with the create option. I have this yummy piece of burlap I was planning to make into a table runner for my kitchen table. See how nice and light it is, I believe it is called oyster, but it's basically off-white!




Teamed it up with some nice creamy white muslin and white broderie anglaise lace




Anyways, after I saw the gorgeous coffee sack runner my junking friend Janis of junkdreams created (you have to hop over and follow her blog, she is so amazing and unbelievably creative)...

I decided to leave the kitchen table runner for now and make a smaller rectangular one

okay, I confess

what I really wanted to do was make ruffles. Nothing cures the blahs like a few ruffles...




so here we have it, I put on two fluffy ruffles and a piece of lace.
Okay, I added the lace 'cos I was too lazy to finish the top of the ruffle!




but honestly I hardly ever get to finish a project in one sitting and today I just had to!

it is perfect for my narrow shaker nesting tables



white pitcher. white nemesis flowers. shabby white candlestick.vintage jars with scrabble tiles and boggle dice

doesn't get much better than that girls



looooove vintage glass jars



looooove scrabble tiles and vintage game pieces




looooove shabby white candlesticks (for sale in my etsy store)




turned out pretty nice I think!




and this is how it looks in my real world, with my lamp that needs a shade revamp and an outdated family photo. shabby at heart I do like a touch of black in the room!




feel so much better, and now I'm off to eat chocolate!!
and gaze at my pretty ruffles

Be sure to stop by these linky parties and see lots of great projects and ideas!

Metamorphasis Monday @ Between naps on the porch
Made by you Monday @ Skip to my Lou

I made the world cuter today @ Making the World Cuter

Made It on Monday @ The Persimmon Perch

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place to Land

Toot your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Take a Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition

Lucky Linky Tuesday @ Lucky Star Lane

White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
100 ideas under $100 @ The Picket Fence
Fun Finds Friday @ Kojo designs
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Happy days,
Tracey

32 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

I love how your small table runner turned out. It is Gorgeous! I am seeing ruffles everywhere and I am really starting to obsess over them. I think I need to get me some ruffles too! xx

TOTEally Posh! said...

Beautiful!

malia said...

i love it! eye candy that made my morning!

junkdreams said...

Gorgeously GORGEOUS Tracey!!
Happy day!
xojanis

kim said...

Love burlap and ruffles. That looks really nice. I can't wait to use my new sewing machine. Come on over for my giveaway!!

TheSmithHotel said...

Cute burlap and ruffles!

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the fabric and ruffles combo. I'm a bit obsessed with ruffles at the moment, too. I'm using alot of muslin and burlap. I found you at NTT on Coastal Charm. Nice project!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the ruffles and that is a nice color burlap! I love Scrabble tiles, too, {always love playing the game}! Never thought of putting Boggle die in jar ~ something else to look for when I'm out and about. My Goodwill doesn't seem to have much in the game department though.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Shut.Up... my tiles and dice will be in jars before I go to bed tonight! What a delightful idea! ...not to mention how charming your ruffled burlap is! ta da. You win. (today!) big hug...

LivingInspired said...

Oh my how ruffles do brighten everone's day! Thanks for sharing them with us. Oh and for stopping by too!

Donna said...

Darling things! Great job on the ruffle runner. I like game pieces also. I have a big jar of dominos I display (and they are fun to play with too!) Thanks for sharing. Donna...the 3rd sister

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

The ruffles look beautiful on the table!

Debby said...

Gorgeous, love the ruffles.
debby

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv that shade of burlap! Your runner looks so PRETTY...thanks for showing it off at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Mandy said...

I featured you today - thanks for sharing! www.craftedition.blogspot.com

KATHY said...

Hi, i just love the table runner! You did such a great job. I'm a new follower of yours....Kathy

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

So Pretty! It all looks so perfect together and the triple ruffles look wonderful, love it!!! Theresa

A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful vignette! The jars full of letters is great too! I will have to add those to my list on what to hunt for at Brimfield!

Sandi said...

Okay this is just gorgeous!! I have some burlap the same color that I have been wanting to add some ruffles to.(I already have the ruffles) I need to get busy!!
Happy WW!
Hugs~

awal.ny said...

Love the ruffle. I have some burlap that I picked up for the same reason, I just have not figured out how to finish. I love yours.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I just love your table runner (are we still calling it a table runner?). So pretty with the ruffles and lace. I just bought one from a wonderful blogger that sews and I must have showed it off a dozen times on my blog. I envy your sewing abilities!!

Happy White Wednesday!!

xoxo
Jane

Amy Kinser said...

I love your ruffled runner. You did a wonderful job.

Partying with you tonight. Stop by...

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is so so cute...hmmm...maybe I'll have to try one?! Love all your game pieces...just the right touch of black and whimsy!
Rene

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Love the runner! I've been wanting to do this myself.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Burlap & Ruffles ~ How Perfect!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the contrast of the burlap and ruffles--what a pretty little vignette. Thanks for linking up!

~ Regan said...

Very nice!!! I love the vintage feeling of the game pieces, and I am totally a sucker for anything glass! Those black touches really ground the whole display- I love it all!

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE this... the burlap is fabulous!
We have a friday fun finds party... we'd love it if you'd link to this! :)

kelley blake said...

I love this! I just may have to make me one! I'm your newest follower, too!

theeclecticowl.blogspot.com

dianneh said...

love the mixs of goodies. very pretty!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Your runner is cute. But your boggle dice are divine! I want some!!

Ashlee said...

It turned out just perfect! So pretty. I am in love with ruffles, but haven't had a lot of fun fabric time these days. I've got to change that! thanks for stopping by my blog! It's great to get inspired by other amazing women this way!

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