Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sew Sew Crafty

I will just preface this post with,
I do not sew!

I have not touched a sewing machine for 35 years.

After taking Home Ec
( Not sure of the spelling of Home Ec, either is spell check.  
It wants to replace it with Homer?????)
in 7th grade,
I decided that I disliked sewing and the teacher.

But because of blogging, and all these wonderful bloggers
making incredible things and posting that they do not know how to sew,
I decided to give it a try.

Also, I needed two tablecloths to fit my 12 foot tables
 that my Dad gave to me. He had an old sheepherder
 make them for his sheep camp so that all of the herders
 could fit around the tables to eat their meals.

For the material, I used old vintage tablecloths that I have been
collecting for years.  Most of them are stained and have holes
in them, so it didn't bother me to cut them up.

I also added a ruffle to the tablecloths and I was definitely
flying by the seat of my pants on that one, because I
did not have a clue how to do it.

I really like my pillow that I did in the first few pictures.

For the pillow,I used another old tablecloth and an 
old western shirt that belonged to my husband. 
 I really like the way it turned out.  

A garland I made using an old white sheet.

I made it long enough to wrap around our back porch.

I am really excited about my new adventure,
I have a million ideas.
So I better get busy.



  1. This is so refreshing and I LOVE everything you made. Maybe love is an understatement...

  2. Thanks! Cheyenne. I am in love too. I love all the old materials and mixing and matching the colors. Watch out sewing world here I come. LOL!

  3. OMG I LOVE that tablecloth!! I'm so very impressed Petie!

  4. Hi!
    I found your blog through suziebeezieland.

    I LOVE your tablecloth! Great job and you were so brave to attempt ruffles :) Those 12 foot tables are so awesome!

  5. Lovely, lovely, LOVELY blog! I just discovered it. And you did a wonderful job sewing. :-) **Helena

  6. Adore the bunting around the back porch!
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  7. That tablecloth is fabulous! I love how you styled it with the white pitchers. But even more, I love the story behind the tables... are you having a party?