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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

arts & crafts.

i originally bought the oilcloth to make a table covering for kitchen table. i figured it would be perfect of all sorts of arts & crafts projects with the kids, nymcn & just about any other time i might need to protect my table. unfortunately i forgot the one rule i remember from 7th grade home ec: measure twice, cut once. maybe it was because i was cutting at 2 am, maybe it's because am i'm blonde, maybe i actually just measured wrong. whatever the case may be, i ended up cutting my fabric way too short - it would never fit my kitchen table. so i had to figure out something to do with all this oilcloth. and then i spied my patio table, with the boring green chair cushions that we inherited, along with the table & chairs, & inspiration struck. so i whipped up a new tablecloth (& when i say whipped, i mean cut it to size), & then sewed up some matching seat covers. i love the buttons smack dab in the center, which help the pillows gather & poof in all the right places. thanks carrie & chelsey for that brilliant idea. now i just have to host s summer bbq, & show off my newest creations.... look for an invitation coming soon to a mailbox near you..

15 comments:

pjmomof3boys said...

See, you're so much craftier than me! I would've just used the oilcloth to cover me up as I curled in the fetal position on the floor and cried.

J & H Larson said...

way to go crafty lady! I think they look great.

jess @ lost button studio said...

My husband made a metal and concrete patio table and I need to make some oilcloth seat cushions for it. I never would have thought about the buttons. So cute!

The Shabby Princess said...

So cute! I love it.

Um, I'll be waiting by my mailbox.
:)

TONYA said...

I'm intrigued with this oil cloth business, another bloggy friend posted some furniture that she used oilcloth on too. I'm going to have to investigate further.

Your project looks fabulous.

I gave you a bloggy award today so if you want you can hop on over and collect it :)

L.A. Prep said...

Love them, you are so talented! I am impressed & jealous.

Traci said...

What a fun idea! And nothing went to waste! I bet you will throw one mean party too!

Wendi said...

A pioneer woman and crafty.
I simply can not compete.

the mama monster said...

so cute! i need to make one too. we got some cute ikea patio furniture and i don't want it to get old fast, i think this would be perfect. i didn't make a baby gown yet becuase i have been sick, fat and pregnant... i have the desire, i just lack the energy.

The Grahams said...

oh i love that fabric and it looks way cute on that table and those chairs!

Polly said...

Very cute! I love making something out of nothing or a mistake and having it turn out great! very creative and crafty.

kristi lee said...

So cute and perfect for summer.

Sara Christine said...

What ridiculously cute cushions! Great job turning a spoiled tablecloth into a hot hot hot patio accessory! :)

Darilyn said...

Love it. So creative and looks very pretty and hip.

mama jo said...

they look sooo cute