Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Crafty Fun!

My friend, Grace, came this past weekend to enjoy some crafting time and the Harvest party together! All our littles had a good time playing together - but I think the Mommies had the best time! :)

We had picked out a few projects - from this magazine:

First, we made a charming table runner - I love it! The instructions were for a small tablecloth - but we both decided to make table runners and I'm so glad we did.

Another thing we made was this Noel Garland. I will attach some greens to the top in December when it is time to hang it - I got the zinc canning jar lids on ebay very inexpensively and love how this turned out too!

The third thing we did was in preparation for Emily's birthday - will be showing that very soon!

What have you been crafting lately?

19 comments:

Katy said...

oh! I love the things you made Monica! They look fantastic! Great job!!! :)
I have just been working on my knitting! I taught myself off of tutorials online recently and have started making a scarf. I don't know how to cast off yet though when I need to finish...something I will definitely need to figure out soon though...I am getting towards the end of the scarf I am making..LOL!

Grace said...

I had so much fun Monica!! I am almost done with the table runner. I worked on the vines last night. You know me slow and steady. I can't wait to see the pic of the Birthday project.

Kristyn said...

That table runner is beautiful and I bet it was a lot of fun to make. Thanks for sharing.

Christi said...

I love the runner and the garland. They're both so cute. You are surely some talented ladies!

Julian said...

how cute is that? Great job! Christina

mom said...

Dear Monica -- these crafts are darling and I know you will enjoy using them. But even more, I know you'll enjoy the memories associated with creating them together with your dear friend Grace. :) Love you, Mom

Elise said...

I love it all!! I have been working on various projects for swaps. My friend told me that I need to do a swap for myself, that way I will actually make something nice for myself. I will be working on some fun stuff for you soon!!
Elise

barbara said...

I made king and queen capes for my twins' birthday! The pictures aren't downloaded yet or I would send you one. I went to the Library yesterday and picked up "Bend the Rules Sewing" (thanks for the recommendation). I can't wait to find something in there that I can make!

Pictures from your Harvest Party looked liked you all had a lot of fun. We did the donut eating contest last weekend for the twins' birthday party. The adults wanted to play too - - we put apples on the line for them!!!

petrii said...

Well hello. I am to commenting, but have followed your blog for a while. I'm always looking for a fun table runner ~~ this is so cute!! And I love the NOEL!!

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Lily's Mama said...

that table runner is so cute! is it just felt handstitched with yarn? please let me know...i am new to this whole crafting thing and would like to make my house a little homier...we have two babies and my time is limited, so stuff like this that i can do in the evenings while relaxing with the hubby seem perfect! thanks. nystraldjo at hotmail dot com.

Amy said...

Your table runner is beautiful- what a great idea. You are just so darn crafty- you put me to shame!

Melissa said...

So darn cute Monica!

Many Blessings,
M.

Lindsay said...

I LOVE the garland! I think I might have to find that magazine!

*carrie* said...

Both of those turned out so great. I don't have any sort of table runner, hmm. (That may be a hint--I clearly won't be sewing anything myself!)

Jenny S said...

I love the table runner. Very cute!

Monica said...

Both of these are incredibly cute!! I especially like the Noel garland.

Heather said...

I've been making hair bows with your tutorial! :) Thanks so much for posting it! My daughter's birthday is coming up soon, and they'll make little gifts for the girls that come over.

Sugar Coma said...

my mind is overflowing with crafty ideas (many of them from here - thanks!) but with a broken wrist i won't be doing them any time soon. darn.

Vintage Mommy said...

Those are both SO cute!!!