Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Making a tablecloth out of an errrrrrrr..... tablecloth?


I had a major dilemma over the long weekend (because craft is really truly important you know)....

I needed to whip up a super-quick no fuss fitted tablecloth, to fit over the coffee table that sits under my cabinet at Big House Collective.

I stood in front of my fabric stash for a while, and then glanced at the stack of vintage tablecloths and had one of those AHA moments (with apologies to all the Oprah fans in the audience).

Why not use a tablecloth to make a tablecloth... intelligent yes?

It's currently being modelled by a table which is completely the wrong size, but I hope you get the basic idea.

After I was all finished, I was then hit with a second dilemma, initiated by my hoarding gene.

There were small offcuts.... of vintage tablecloth.... I couldn't possibly throw them away....


So the coffee table now has a matching sunnies case.... just in case it's sunny?

15 comments:

Rachel said...

surely the sunnies case is for when it *isn't* sunny, as when it *is* sunny the sunnies are in use, and when it's not sunny the case is needed.

Tania said...

You're a nutcase. Probably why I like you so much. And never has a table has such perfectly matching, er, accessories.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I thought you ahd made maching napkins! ( you know I ) love the sunnies case, I still use mne every day!

Maxabella said...

Well that surely is a gorg tablecloth made out of a tablecloth. I think that's a great idea!! x

Miss Prudence said...

What's that slapping sound? Could be the sound of a miming, frantic, half naked bear? Begging for pants?

mAYBE? : )

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

just delightful, as always Cam. i had one of those same tablecloths and it turned into a wrap skirt! love the sunnies case.

x

Erica Louise said...

Hahaha, like this blog post! U funny :)

The Essess said...

The altered tablecolth will be perfect for the table under your cabinet! And why waste offcuts when you can get another georgouse sunnies pouch out of it! ha!

Adriana said...

Great tablecloth!
And the funkiest sunnies case I've ever seen!

Naturally Carol said...

Perfect logic..when you're sitting inside..NOT using your sunnies..you use the accompanying matching sunny case. Get up from the table, take your sunnies out of the matching sunnies case and walk outside wearing your sunnies!!! Woohoo!!! Every table should have a tablecloth with a matching sunnies case or three..depending on the number of tablesitters..haha!

delia hornbook said...

LOL bless you ;-)) I love it though what gorgeous fabric it would fit very nicely in my house that would. And i adore the glasses case what a great idea ;-)) dee x

trudi@maudeandme said...

Both very cool! Make sure you post a photo of the tablecloth when it's at the Big House.

Megan.K. said...

I agree with Tania - you are a nutcase - whis also why I like you so much and why I like Tania too!
xo

Margaret said...

Just great.

Big House Collective said...

oooh goody, we get to cover the table with something vintage! will look great in the main room.
Did I mention how much I love my new glasses case? so bright and easy to find amongst my handbag bits and easy to open with my dodgy wrists!