Friday, August 10, 2012

Marimekko tablecloth

We have a Crate and Barrel Outlet store nearby in Berkeley. I don't get over there very often, but it is fun to go for many reasons. A couple of times I've bought really nice fabric there and used it for projects.  They usually have yardage of Marimekko designs, and I usually love love them...

Like the huge bulletin board/wall in our kitchen:

This nook area looks WAY different today, but I don't have time at the moment to take a new photo.  We love having a whole wall to pin things onto!
(btw: I used a tutorial here for a fabric covered large homasote bulletin board)

I used a similar fabric to cover my ironing board last year. I had picked up a few yards of each not knowing what I'd do with them, but they were ?? I don't remember, but less than $5 a yard I think.

More recently I did the same thing, but I had a specific project in mind - a new table cloth.
Now, this is exactly the kind of project I had in mind when I got my serger for a birthday present a couple of years ago. I figured I could whip out new tablecloths and napkins like crazy with a rolled edge stitching.
 And I serged the edges of the seams to prevent any unraveling since we wash our tablecloths a lot.

I was making placemats with the scraps, but I made a mistake and had to abandon that project for now.  Between kid stuff and a HUGE increase in my job responsibilities added to travel to 3 cities in the past 3 weeks...well. Let's just say that I took photos of this table cloth at least 3 weeks ago. And I don't have any other finishes lately, or much activity in the craft corner.

I did find a bunch of photos on my Blackberry of a yarn bomb project that I saw last time I was in Basel (late June) - I will download and post some here after my vacation this week. It's pretty cool.

I hope everyone is having a great summer! I will try to hook up at some linky parties, at least Sarah's Whoop! Whoop! Fridays

And also TGIFF! (where there is also a little giveaway!)