15.2.10

A Table Runner With Ruffles

Ruffles have really caught my eye lately. I posted about it here. I decided to try to make a table runner using muslin for the front hall storage cupboard.
 
I love the little flecks in the muslin. My plan is to try and find a ruffler attachment for my sewing machine but in the meantime I made do with freehanding a ruffle. Not perfect by any means, but I love it just the same.
A sister-in-law just dropped off several bags of books for me to read and pass on. I found this delicious shade of blue book under a dust cover. I almost bought the book at Chapters in December, but I now have saved the almost $20 price tag.
We bought this two door hall cabinet from a local unfinished furniture shop awhile ago. The guy and his son work from their home shop and the prices are fairly reasonable. I decided to paint it black and distress it. Gotta love distressing!
I tried to take pictures for a tutorial, but the pictures were way too blurry to post. I hope to one day be able to invest in a decent camera. Email me if you would like some tips.


11 comments:

  1. So adorable!!! I love ruffles too! I would love to put them everywhere. Too bad I am the only girl in my little family. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  2. This turned out so cute! Don't you ruffle by sewing a basting stitch on your machine, then pull? Or is there some other fancy schmancy machine thing?

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  3. Thanks for reminding me about books. When we met friends on our way from Branson, in November, she gave me several boxes of books. I need to go through them. Forgot all about them.

    I seem to remember the Boxcar Children movie. I'm going to see if I can find it.

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  4. That is so sweet with the ruffles. Cute but not too frilly!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link this up!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/02/make-it-yours-day_17.html

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  5. Yep, I love distressing...and I LOVE your ruffle table runner!! Muslin, hmmm...I bet it looks even more fabulous in person!

    :) T

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  6. Ruffles are always cute, on a shirt a coat, anything goes with a ruffle!!~ Thanks for stopping by my home tour today, I sure appreciate it:)

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  7. Hi there, I sent your parcel in the mail, you should get it in a few days :) Please let me know when you get it ( you know how canada post can be) lol
    Enjoy! Thanks again
    Jenny @
    http://simplecasualliving.blogspot.com/
    www.citycottagestore.com

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  8. Ruffles look darling on the table runner. Nice job!

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  9. Thanks for linking to Make it Yours day! Love the ruffles!

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