One of my favorite projects from the book is this Graphic Table Runner (below) from designer Lindy Cline of Plytextiles. A big thanks to Chronicle Books for allowing us to share the project here! Just click the link below for the full step by step instructions.
I was so excited about last week’s Cinco de Mayo place cards that I had a sudden urge to put fringe on everything. A very special little girl’s birthday is coming up soon – so I added some layers of red, pink and white fringe to a boring craft paper wrap job. Now how pretty it is!
All you need to do is cut tissue paper in strips, fold it over on itself a few times, cut fringe, unfold and glue on. I used quick-drying craft glue and it was perfect. Once the glue is dry, gently ruffle the fringe to give it a little lift. (Happy Birthday, Scarlet!)
Now, normally when I think of Cinco de Mayo, I don’t think sit-down meal, right? I mean, barbecue or potluck sounds more like it. However, I couldn’t stop myself from making these fringy place cards. So, even if you don’t make them for next week, think of how cute they could be for a baby shower with say, light pink, bright pink and white tissue paper, or an engagement party using the colors of the wedding. A few minutes of snipping and a few minutes of glueing, and you’re done!
One of the first baby projects I tried was a total failure. I bought some super-soft, basic white onesies and a ton of fabric paint and got to decorating. I don’t mind bragging about it, they were pretty cute. But then I washed them, and the paint did not get soft like it was supposed to. I washed them again and again with no improvement. So frustrating! Several onesies ruined and now I own a ton of useless fabric paint, in very pretty colors. So, I’m intrigued by these DIY sharpie onesies from Delia Creates, which seems like a much better solution (another friend told me to try Speedball Screen Printing inks instead of fabric paints).
Delia has so many great sewing tutorials to dig through. I am very tempted to drag my sewing machine out of the closet!
I’m always a little confused when a new baby comes along. Are you supposed to bring a gift when you see them? Usually, you’ve already given a big gift at the baby shower. But I never want to show up empty-handed. My friend Amanda recently brought her beautiful baby boy home from the hospital. I brought over a chicken pot-pie, ready to bake, for the new parents to have for dinner, with a fresh green salad and some cookies for dessert.
I figured they didn’t have anything ‘personalized’ for the baby yet (the name had been a secret), so I made these little personalized baby notecards – simply stamped baby’s first initial on a notecard and added some matching envelopes.
A small and cute gift for a small and cute baby. Welcome to the world, baby Wyatt!