Thanksgiving paper piecing patterns

I think it is always fun to decorate for the holidays, and yes, the holidays are coming. Faster than I would like which means the snow will be flying soon too, not a pleasant thought, but I digress, anyway I … Continue reading

10 minute table runner


It’s time to start decorating for Fall, I can’t believe it is that late in the year all ready. Here in the rocky mountains the colors are changing and it is a very pretty time of year. Just like other parts of the great United States, each state has it’s own showing of colors and season changes. So anyway back to the task at hand, I wanted something to add a little color to my table top and found this great video that shows you how to make this table runner in about 10 minutes. (it took me a little longer because I am creatively challenged) but with such a quick decorating idea I thought I would give it a try. Now I can’t wait for the Christmas fabric to go on sale.

I couldn’t find any buttons I really liked the wood buttons were pretty pricey so I decided I would try making my own. I have a scroll saw so I found a pattern of a maple leaf on the internet and resized it, copied it then went to work and cut it out. I think they turned out pretty good and no one would know if I didn’t cut it out perfect or not, it is a leaf no two leaves are the same, perfect! my kind of craft…nothing exactly the same as the original.

Here is the great video tutorial on making this table runnertable-runner1

Summer Scrapbook Layout


Summer always brings out water fun, and that is no exception when it comes time to water our field. It is the perfect opportunity for the kids to get down and dirty, and the parents don’t mind…too much. This layout is really simple, just strips of paper, cut at random sizes, the photo and a title. I uses diamond glaze on each corner that happened to pick up the green ink the strips with edged with. I am pretty slow when it comes to keeping up with the pics I like to take so I enjoy simple layouts. This design was a spin off, with some changes,  from another I saw on Pinterest, so thanks to the original scrapper.

Just a reminder, this is the last weekend for the sale on the Double Mini Craft Cabinets at Chandler Creations Craft Storage