We are getting settled in our new tiny house, and I like it. I wasn't so sure I would, but so far I am able to focus on the positive and the house is so cute, such a contrast to what I felt was dragging me down over the past couple of years in Colorado. I am sure I will never get over missing Colorado and certain things about the big brown house of gloom, like having 1500 square feet of sewing space. That is sort of incomparable! Oh well, I think quality is more important than quantity anyway, so my tiny downsized sewing room is already becoming a pleasant little retreat.
But when we left we simply didn't have room in the truck for that 1500 square feet of fabric, or Mr. Rainbow Creek's 3 car garage full of tools and whatnot. So he left a week and a half ago on a return trip to sort it out and retrieve a 2nd load. And I just couldn't stand all this time on my hands with nothing to sew and ventured off to WalMart looking for some cheap fabrics just to play around with. I scored a handful of charm packs on a clearance rack, and decided to check out the bedding section for a cheap sheet to use for a coordinate. I didn't have a particular plan in mind, just something to sew and maybe brighten up the kitchen a little.
I love this One Hour Table Runner project and made a few of them for the holidays. But, of course, I can't do anything without making it more complicated so I had to turn it into an 8 hour table runner. I love the Disappearing 9 Patch block, so simple and it gives you so many possibilities for how to lay it out.
I also like to add a sashing strip and an extra half block on each end to frame the center and make the pointed ends. It is really pretty easy and adds a little complexity to the design I think. If you didn't know the tricks of this easy peasy runner you would think it was a lot more work than it is.
I love the bright patterns with my Fiesta Ware accessories.
Isn't that bird fabric just so cute? I mixed 2 different charm packs for the runner and I think the colors worked pretty well for my Fiesta theme.
Then I got some inspiration from The Polka Dot Cottage and decided to convert to cloth napkins!
I absolutely love this. I cut up the leftover sheets and a couple of remnants that I had picked up and hemmed them to make this basket full of napkins. So, Goodbye to wasting money on paper napkins and filling up the trash heap!