Hand-stitched table runner

I only had a piece of this gorgeous poinsettia pattern fabric.

Not enough for a pair of throw pillows,  but just enough to stitch up the edges and create a table runner.

I centered the table runner lengthwise across my dining room table, placed the candle holder on top, and voila!

Sorry about the grainy pictures, I’ll be purchasing a new phone soon!

xmas table 2012

xmas table 2012-2


Pressed Flowers

Before most of my garden died off I took a walk around the yard and collected a few snippings. I gathered the weeping ones, tied the ends with ribbon to hang upside down. Truthfully, they are still hanging, I have yet to take them down and press them. The rest of the snippings were placed between pages of the phone book. I then placed several large heavy hardcover books on top of my floral phone book. One week later… Here they are.


I will have beautiful pressed flowers to brighten my mood during the dreary winters months and of course, to adorn cards, scrapbook pages, picture frames, and what ever else I may think up.

Autumn Wreath

The last few weeks have been crazy around here and to top it off I’ve been battling a severe sinus infection. I just hate feeling sluggish when there is so much to get done. Even still I managed to set aside time to whip up a project a two. I made this wreath for the front door.

DIY Autumn Napkin Rings


These were very simple and inexpensive to make.

Start with a paper towel roll and cut it equally so you are left with 4-6 “rings”.

Grab your glue gun, put a dab of glue on the inside of the ring, and attach your ribbon.

Wrap the ribbon around the ring, slightly overlapping the previous one. You can glue where you feel necessary, I believe I placed a dab of glue every third wrap.

When finished glue the end of the ribbon to the inside of the ring and snip off any excess.

Embellish anyway you choose!