Saturday, 29 December 2012

Leftovers!

Well thankfully we don't have anymore turkey left to eat up!

The leftovers I'm talking about here are jelly roll strips that a friend sent me a while back and a few charm squares from another friend (I have great friends!).  I think they are French General, and I've a feeling there might be some Park Avenue in there too.

French General & Linen Table Runner Dec12

This truly horrid chest of drawers keeps unsightly wii remotes, dvds and old videos under control in my front lounge.

Until the other day I had a piece of red Cambodian shot silk on the top of it, always with the intention of it being a temporary measure until I got around to making something for it (I won't tell you how long it's been on there!).

So with some leftover linen from my cushions for this room, I quickly rustled up this simple table topper.

French General & Linen Table Runner Dec12

The next step in my master plan is to give this unit a paint job and some new knobs!

And with the teeny bit of French General I have left, I might make some year round mini bunting for the Victorian mantel (it always looks so bare when the Christmas decorations come down!).

Fingers crossed for a dry day today so I can get painting and distressing!



14 comments:

  1. Love the table topper, the colours are great. Good luck with the painting

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  2. Hi Judith! That's beautiful and perfect for that drawer! I hope you can paint ... we expect many rainy days. x Teje

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  3. Congratulations to the give away winner :)

    I love those little gifts you made for your Mum to give her friends Jude!
    And your Christmas quilt and drawer top runner are so pretty!

    Have a lovely New Year, and take care. x

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  4. Your runner looks terrific!

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  5. Looking good. Perfect disguise for a piece of furniture you are not happy with.

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  6. Looks lovely! Can't wait what you make out of the furniture.

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  7. Oh lovely Jude! Hope you get the time and the weather at the same time!!

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  8. It looks great! I hope it's been drier in Belfast than it has been on Teesside...

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  9. It's looking great Jude and I have similar plans for a very ugly piece of furniture that we have!

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  10. Great make. So pretty - you'll work your magic on the rest of the drawers soon I'm sure!

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  11. See, now you are decorating furniture to match your sewing rather than making the sewing to go with your furniture! True sewist that you are!!

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  12. Excellent plan! Much nicer leftovers than turkey too ;o)

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  13. Looks great J! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Fi

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  14. Such lovely leftovers! I must get to the post office to send you more! Lol

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