Somos Novios

I have an exam tomorrow....  So, you are wondering why I am blogging, right?  Well, it is an English exam, which really cannot be studied for.  Don't get me wrong, I have gone over my notes and have written outlines for my essays I have to write, but beyond that, it all depends on whether you have gone to classes all semester.  And I have...  So, I decided to focus on NOT STRESSING before my exam.  I started by  reading some blogs I love. Then I decided that instead of reading about what someone else made, I would make something myself.  For me, sewing is not necessarily stress-free, but it is a better stress than sitting around worrying about my exam tomorrow.  As long as I am patient, sewing really does get my mind off other things and helps me to relax.  So I took Lily to school, put Lexi down for a nap, turned on my iron and itunes, and got to work.

I decided to make something simple.  Because I am really just beginning to sew again, the simple, fast projects are more rewarding.  For one, they actually turn out the way they were intended.  This is always a boost to the "sewing confidence".  Second, I am not known for my patience, and these simple projects can be done in under 1 hour (maybe two).  Anyways, are you d-y-i-n-g to see what I made???

I used some of my fabric stash to make a ruffled table runner!!  They are all over the blogosphere so I can't even say where I first got the idea...   My version is really simple... (as mentioned earlier)....

Now I am feeling kind of stage shy....  I almost don't want to show you.  Haha!

The fabric is a really pretty bright mustard color...  It is some kind of linen/cotton blend I think.  I don't know for sure because I got it in the bargain area of the fabric store for $1 a meter!  :)

This was a fun afternoon project.  (I even made the white table cloth underneath the table runner...  I used old Ikea curtains.  I just cut off the rings and hemmed it to match the other side. I think I will leave this one white, but I have a few more I am going to try dying...  stay tuned).

I really love the finished product.  And I think the rooster does too!!

(Song-of-the-dayish is Somos Novios by Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee...  I don't know what they are singing, but I love it anyway).

1 comment:

  1. I am looking for fabric that color and blend to make a skirt- is it old stash or a new find.... a dollar a meter is hard to beat! I also love it! You did a good job and good luck on the exam- which I think you have already written....