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DIY Table Runner Ideas

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I have been searching for a Fall DIY table runner to make.  There are oodles of great ideas out there.  I haven’t decided on what I’m going to make yet, but here are some of my favorites.  While all of these would be great for Fall, many could be used year round.

Being a girl who loves tools, my favorite is the ruler runner.  😉  What’s yours?

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via Country Living

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via Crochet Today

Lacy Table Runner

via Better Homes and Gardens

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via Just Sew Sassy

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via Carter and Cook Event Company Blog

french runner graphic

via The Shabby Creek Cottage

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via Indulgy

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via Pinterest (specific source unknown – please let me know if you find it)

via Diary of a Quilter


Like Mother Like Daughter

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The men in my life (hubby and son) are very left brained, analytical and math geniuses.  (so NOT me.)  I asked my son a question about how long a computer upload would take and he stood there in front of me and did algebra out loud without paper, pencil or a calculator.  Really?  I can’t even have milk in my cereal because it’s too confusing to figure out if I should drink or chew!

So you can see me excitement!  My daughter is smart as well, but I’m thrilled she is interested in creative stuff.  And she knows what a Phillips screwdriver is too!  I’m so proud. : )

Handmade Christmas Gifts # 2 1/2 – More Crochet Ideas

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I can’t stop crocheting flowers now!  Ha!  Everyone is going to get something crocheted for Christmas.  (Well, maybe.  There is still two months before Christmas after all.  Who knows what I will get obsessed with next.)

I made a smaller version of the crochet pillow I did before.  It turned out really cute.  But if you want a super easy crochet project, scarfs are the thing to do.  And consider yourself warned… they are addictive!  The scarfs below are done with a double stitch.  My BFF is now hooked (ha!) on crocheting and can’t stay away from the yarn section at Michaels!  The two bigger multi-colored scarfs are hers and they are beautiful!

So there you go.  More crochet ideas for Christmas.  Oh, and did you know that you can check out books on crochet at the LIBRARY??  I keep going into Barnes and Noble to find books, but who knew there was another big building full of books you can check out for free?  What a brilliant idea!!  And the way I always return things, it’s the perfect set up for me! : )

Handmade Christmas Gift #2 – Crochet Pillow

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I have been crocheting for years, mostly making afghan and scarfs.  But now I’m completely addicted to making crochet flowers!  If you are new to crochet, it is an easy thing to learn.  There are many books and websites are out there with very simple instruction on how to do the basic stitches.  Once you learn a few stitches, you can make just about anything.  And you’ll get hooked! (yes, pun intended!) Ha!

The pillow I made was easy.  All I used was three crochet flowers, some buttons and scrap material.  I tried to sew the flowers on the pillow with my sewing machine, but I didn’t like the look of the stitches showing.  So I hand sewed them on.  Buttons were used for the flower center.  The petals were cut with a wavy rotary cutter free hand (no pattern).  I did sew the bottom of the flowers to the pillow and used a dab of fabric glue on the tip of the leaf.  (Prevents your leaves from flapping around.)  The pillow has an envelope back.

Big flower pattern from
Small flower pattern from

Fold the leaf in half and sew half way up from the bottom close to the fold

Envelope pillow back… no need for zippers!

Wavy blade rotary cutter

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