Remember all that vintage fabric I bought at the yard sale?
I put them to good use this weekend when we had a few people over for a
hot dog and marshmallow roast.
(Can't say weenie roast. Just can't)
Ta da! All without one single stitch.
I made about 6 table clothes with no sew tape.
Then I grabbed some old canvases I had lying around
and decided to cover them with the leftover fabric.
I was going to do a whole tutorial, but then I found this one at fab you bliss,
and it was exactly what I did. Why go through all the trouble of editing all those photos when someone else already did it? :)
I had a couple tiny pieces left, so I put them in embroidery hoops.
Found the hoops at a yard sale for 25 cents each.
I've decided Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday. Christmas is of course my top. But Independence day is so fabulous for all the opposite reasons. It's hot. Meals are super simple. Hot dogs, chips, watermelon and smores. You're good to go. Instead of cozying in with just your family, you celebrate with friends, neighbors, the entire country. No gentle fireplace, but huge fireworks. And of course Watermelon. Glorious watermelon.
I could drink this Herbal Ice Tea all day long.
Root beer in bottles was always so exciting when we were kids.
Now old empty jars excite me way more. (Got these at an old farmer's "barn sale" for a buck.
Barn sale! How cool is that?)
But what to do with my canvases after the party?
They found a nice place on the playroom wall.
High enough on the wall to be safe from little 3 year old hands.
(I have officially totally finished two more rooms.
My goal is to have at least one of them for you to see next week.)