Thursday, January 5, 2012

The ruffling has began!

Well, 2012( which I have decided is the year of the ruffle in my decorating world) has begun. Slowly but surely. I wish I could spend hours a day working away at my sewing machine--but my dried up still fully decorated Christmas tree continues to call my name. I took a little break from the taking down of the Christmas decorations and made this cute little table runner.


Isn't she pretty? This is also the first piece of burlap that I have ever decorated or sewn with. I LOVE all the burlap I keep seeing on everyone's blog and this year I plan to add a lot of burlap to my decorating. I love it! It adds so much texture.
I used linen to make the ruffle. The fabric was a little thick making it a little harder to get through my ruffler attachment than a thinner fabric would be. I finished the edges because I don't really like linen unfinished. (I still have issues with wanting to be more chic than shabby!)

I made this runner short so I can see the ruffles on the table, rather than hanging down the side. I can hardly wait to make my tablecloth and chair covers. Any advice anyone would have for me on any tricks, what kind of fabric to use, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
To end this post I wanted to mention something else I would love to add more to in 2012...

Birch bark! I can't get enough..and I hardly have any. White ruffles, burlap, and Birch bark..sounds like a year of fun decorating to me!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope 2012 is going well for everyone!

24 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gorgeous! Your use of white is always lovely! I love, love, love the table runner! You did a fantastic job!

Tulip Row said...

How do you keep your house so nice with three kids ?? So cute!

Parisian Bijoux said...

Beautiful! I love that little runner. I need to learn how to sew ruffles. Great blog and beautiful home.

Sophia's said...

So cute! I love ruffles and burlap too!

Dianne said...

Your runner is just perfect! The size is just right. I also LOVE birch bark, but since birches don't grow well in TN, I am always picking it up when we travel West and filling a suitcase full to bring home. Here's to finding even more. Dianne

Yayi said...

Hola, mi nombre es Yayi.
Tienes un blog y unos trabajos muy bellos. Te felicito.
Saludos desde Tenerife.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your runner looks great! I love the burlap, too and to add the ruffles is perfect. ????There is a ruffle attachment on sewing machines??? I have been doing them by pinning the ruffles and sewing on through them. Is there really an easier way? You can tell I don't do much sewing. I did make chair covers for my dining room chairs, though. It took me 1+ hours for each chair!

~Shanon

G Inspires said...

Your runner is very pretty and I love it! I really like that it's short though...I've seen a lot of ruffled runners where the ruffles hang off the table. I like this much better!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS! I love the centerpiece too! Just became your newest follower, would love if you followed back. Martina

Sarah said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the ruffles...you did an excellent job! I just love your daughter's blog as well---she looks like a princess in a castle! :)

I'd love for you to come link up with my Homemaking Link-Up Weekend! You can link any homemaking post---and as many as you want!

Have a great weekend!
Sarah

Janae said...

Looks great, I want one!

MyChampagneTaste said...

that is the cutest runner ever...love it

Rasha @ mychampagnetaste

jeanetteann said...

Love it,keep on ruffling,it's lovely. Must look out for Burlap,I like the earthiness of it. xx jeanetteann

lynn said...

everything is so pretty, sandy! such a charming little runner--can't wait to see the rest!

sissie said...

IMO there is nothing lovelier than ruffled burlap! Love your runner.

hugs
Sissie

Sarah said...

Hi Sandy! Your blog is so sweet and I'm your new follower! I love the ruffles with the burlap, nice touch!

Why I garden... said...

Your table runner looks lovely. The burlap looks a bit like linen in the photo. Sounds like you'll be very busy in the months ahead. All the best and happy new year, Kelli, Northern Ireland.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sandy, your runner is adorable and I just love your centerpiece. It is sooo charming!

Barb

Lynda said...

Your burlap table runner is beautiful! And oh my gosh, who could not love white birch. I love how you displayed it.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great runner. I love the ruffles.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the ruffles! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

Honey at 2805 said...

Your runner and vignette are lovely! Thanks for sharing this great idea at Potpourri Friday!

rkbsnana said...

Birch bark. Love it. And love the crisp white ruffles.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So pretty- love your white and ruffles! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!