Thursday, June 20, 2013

Notice Anything New??

 
Hopefully, you noticed my new header!  I love it!!  I was so determined to have a picture of the real 20 North Ora up there.  So, here she is.
 
Thanks so much to Bev @ Flamingo Toes  for designing my header.  She did my header for my Etsy a couple of years ago and I loved it.  So, I contacted her to see if she would do one for my blog and do business cards.  I highly recommend her work.  Thanks Bev!
 
Today, I played around with burlap and muslin ideas - mostly ideas I got from Pinterest.
 
 
The first thing I did was make these napkin rings out of plastic ones that I got at the Dollar Tree. 
 
 
I wrapped the napkin ring in strips of muslin to cover the ring.  Then, I tore a strip of muslin slightly wider than the width of the ring by 45".  I did a basting stitch on my machine down the middle of the strip and pulled it to make very full gathers.  I hot glued it to the covered ring and added a vintage button.
 
 
Very easy and quick.  I then put lace napkins in the ring.  My Mom would have had a fit.  She always fussed at me about my tarnished silver.  But, I love it tarnished.  I don't want it polished and shiny.  She use to tease me that she was coming over sometime when I wasn't home and polish all of my silver pieces.  But, she really never did.
 
 
Next, I made little burlap silverware caddies.  I know you have seen them all over the blogs, etc.  I cut a piece of burlap 6" x 9".  Hem the 6" side.  Then sew on any lace you have - I used an old vintage piece that I had enough of to do four caddies.  Fold in two and sew down one side and across the bottom.  Turn inside out and press.  I found that topstitching the finished piece made it lay flatter.  I then added small white flowers because I knew I wanted to use them with white dishes.
 
 
Ta-Da!  Project #2
 
About that time, I remembered I needed a small gift for a friend.  So, I made her a little burlap pocket full of flowers to hang on her doorknob with a little note attached. 
 
 
I started this one out with a piece of burlap 8" x 12".  Hem the top.  Find a really pretty piece of old lace - this one was almost 4" deep and sew on around the top.  Then sew down one side and across the bottom and turn.  I added old thin lace as streamers and a button on the side.  The streamers are about 7" long.  Take a heavier lace and sew on the back for the hanger - it measured about 15". 
 
I bought a four pack of periwinkles at the store.  I used a plastic sandwich bag and took them out of the container and put them down in the sandwich bag so that it could be watered and not get the burlap wet and/or leak.
 
Then, just put the plastic bag down in your burlap pocket and go hang it on your friend's door to surprise her.
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

  1. I found internet in the hotel lobby- whoo hooo.. Love those napkin rings. That is such a cute idea...and the burlap pockets are perfect. xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your header looks wonderful! I love the creations you made, they are lovely.
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your new header looks great! And the burlap bag is such a cute idea! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such cute cute cute ideas - and love the new header.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great new blog header, and I love the burlap pockets you made, too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love it. It is great to have your house up there. Sometimes I miss the old headers we all had with all the photos. They always drew me in.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I also love your header! love the red stripes and the pix of your house on North Ora. Your blog is so nice and clean and lovely. I need to rethink mine. Also LOVE the door pocket with the real flowers in it! Great idea for a little surprise for someone!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely lovely!! The cutlery holder and the napkin holders would be so perfect do an afternoon tea! So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your header is FAB...the burlap pocket is WONDERFUL and I wish you the best trip EVER!!!! hugs...tfs!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The burlap pockets are so pretty....and I'm happy you got your new header....very nice!! Blessings~~~Roxie

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cool header, Judy! And I like those little silverware caddies. Clever.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your burlap pocket!! SO cute! I made one out of fabric and vinyl last year, so much fun to hang! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really like your new header!

    And your projects are lovely, especially the burlap flower pouch (tussie mussie?)!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Judy you are so amazing and your projects are always so cute! Love the new header!

    hugs,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your new header looks great and I love your projects, too. I have the same plate you do, except mine is a light blue. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. You are so creative! I love the burlap hanging bag with the flowers in it and the burlap silverware caddies. I have a burlap bag and never thought about putting flowers in it to hang like that. Great idea! I love your new header too.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the pocket for flowers! Very cute design my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your burlap flower bag is sweet. What a great material to work with.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What great projects. The burlap flower bag is so darn cute! I might have to make one of those.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like the projects AND the header :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. As always, you are full of creative ideas, my friend. And I love the new header!!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love your new header Judy with your house "as it was" on it. Everything you create is a treasure just like you blog now says.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...