Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sewing Up a Storm

33! That's the number of ties I've sewn together in order to make a tablecloth for the cake table. I got the idea from a quilt pattern someone posted to Facebook.  When you follow the link, you actually find this really cool blog all about making things with neckties:

The pattern I found actually made use of 44 ties, but I'm starting to wonder how that's actually done. I've yet to think about how I will create a finished back for the tablecloth or how I will make something for the center. I'm not sure I have those sewing skills.

Several people have asked me what I'll do with the tablecloth after the wedding. I'm thinking it might be a nice thing to pull out on anniversaries, or maybe I'll enlist a quilter's help to make it into a blanket that is of more use.

This won't be my only sewing project. I'm also making prayer flags made of upholstery sample books. I  came across them at my local Goodwill and figured I'd buy them and either make a quilt or something. They were pretty time intensive, as you have to tear apart the book and then remove the informational paper backing.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

In-Progress: Bridesmaid Bouquet

The third photo is the most accurate depiction of color. I still have to wrap the handle with satin. I made the ribbon roses and lace flowers. The rest I purchased at Jo-Ann's with my mad coupon skills for about a dollar apiece. Once I'm done with grading, I'll make the other three.

p.s. Don't you love the random shoe in the photo? Zeke's in the habit of taking Tobe's shoes, so I have to put them up high until he forgets about them.