Friday, September 10, 2010

a little project





I love a small fast project that has a lot of bang for the buck. I threw together this little garland for the mantle last weekend and I couldn't believe how fast it went. I made it super simple by not finishing the edges whatsoever and just folding rectangles of fabric over some store bought bias tape and stitching down the row. I was going for a fallish color scheme, but I think it would be fun to make more of these in all different colorways. Picking and combining the fabric is the funnest part.

15 comments:

One Crafty Mumma said...

The bunting looks really beautiful and I love the colours, so fresh and inviting.
I was wondering about the beautiful *treasure* print in the background. It's gorgeous!! Was it an Etsy find at all?

Mary Beth said...

Thank you, One Crafty Mumma!
The print is by Nikki McClure. You can get it on BuyOlympia.com I love it--it reminds me of Ken taking one of the "babies" for a yard walk.

One Crafty Mumma said...

Thanks Mary Beth. I will have to check out that website, it's just so lovely.

erin said...

hooray for quick, cheap, crafty thrills!

nicole said...

lovely bunting!

Mama Mogantosh said...

That is super cute. Another little project for the list. I passed your blog address onto a friend recently who is supporting her small son through chemo right now. She said it helped her a lot. So thanks, and lots of love to you. xx

Holly C. said...

I LOVE it! Thank you for the idea. I love unfussy projects too!

Mary Beth said...

Mama Mogantosh--oh, I'm so glad if your friend has found some support here. Let her know if she'd like to e-mail me that would be fine (but I totally understand if she doesn't want to "talk" because that is how I was too).

Kelly said...

That is so cute! I have a decorative mantle in my dining room of recycled barn wood and I would love to make a Christmas/wintery one! That looks great! Very creative!

Anonymous said...

Great Mantle garland. It's really pretty Mary Beth. :) Might even be easy enough for this non-but-want-to-be sewer(sp?)...lol
Have a great weekend with the family.

Oona Nicholas

Sara said...

I love your mantle! What a cute bunting. I have the same Nikki McClure print in my kitchen. :)

Lauren said...

Hi Mary Beth, I just read your article at Rhythm of Home and loved it. We also live in southern california (in a condo in very urban west los angeles) and for the past few years I xonstantly found myself saying "I would do this if we had a nicer house or a yard...." The thoughts you expressed in your article are such a valuable reminder to gratefully accept what you have.

Andrea said...

Cute!

Joy said...

Very cute! It definitely lends a fallish feeling to the place. :)

My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired said...

This fabric garland is just to adorable. I have to try this myself at my daycare. Thanks for sharing. So cute!