Saturday, March 19, 2011

A new look

I made this table runner many years ago, but I never really liked it enough to put it out. It had a horrible binding that I had it zig-zagged on.....
Ya. It was terrible.

Well, in all my sorting, I came across it. I decided to give it a new look.

I unpicked the hideous binding and added some sashing fabric.

Then I hand stitched around the blocks and added a much more acceptable  binding.

I really like all the little bugs that are on it.....

 Everything is blanket stitched....When I made it,  I used some pretty heavy duty fusible web to attach all the pieces. My fingers definitely paid the price for that! :)

Giving this runner a new look kind of inspires me to get a new look for myself......

But, if I cut my hair, then I would actually have to style it, and we all know how I feel about make-up, right? More importantly, if I changed my wardrobe, then what would I do with all of my stretchy pants? And certain shirts would probably require me to wear a bra and that's pushing it for me....



Phew.
That was close.

Now. Let's just hope those people from "What not to Wear" never find me.

2 comments:

rachel said...

Your table runner is very cute & very "springy"

Kris said...

Lol! Trinny and Susannah would make mincemeat of you! Seriously though, remaking something you're not in love with - brilliant idea!