Saturday, January 31, 2015

A simple winter-themed table topper


This week I was looking in my fabric stash for something and came across some beautiful winter-themed fabric I had bought last summer.  At the time I had no idea what I would do with it for sure, but I just couldn't resist the print because it looked like Vermont to me.

When I found it again in my stash this week, I decided that the only really good use (for the amount of fabric I had) was a simple table runner or table topper.    After debating with myself for awhile as to which it should be, I decided to make it a table topper so I could use the whole piece of fabric without cutting it.    The print is a really busy one, but I thought it best to use the whole piece to get the perspective of the whole scene.  I would simply hem the edges.   So that is what I did!
on the table
It even has mailboxes!   (I love wintry mailboxes!)
With my little wintry cake dome and 30¢ Walmart plastic placemats
My wintery scene in the cake dome still works with this topper.
 A few minutes' work at the sewing machine and I have a new wintry table topper.  My creative side is very happy!

5 comments:

  1. That is so pretty Mrs T. I love that fabric!!

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  2. So pretty! I got similar placemats here the week after Christmas for 94 cents each - unheard of! LOL I don't blame you for wanting the whole scene on display - it's all so cute!

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  3. That came out really cute! You made your table look sooooo nice.

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  4. Thanks, ladies! I can't believe it has taken me so long to reply to these comments! Will just have to put it down to the cold I have been battling with ... not to mention the icy cold temperatures in my computer room.

    Glad you enjoyed seeing the table topper. It was fun to make. And fun to see on the table everyday.

    Susan, I'm glad you could find a good deal on placemats! I have had these 30¢ red plaid ones for years and they are still looking pretty decent. I use them in summer with strawberry and patriotic themes, and in winter with Christmas and winter themes. I have definitely got more than my money's worth out of them!

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