Inspired by my supply of extra large squash, I made myself a festive fall centerpiece. These are some of the monsters I grew in my garden this year. I had these overgrown summer squash displayed with my pumpkins for Halloween, but I thought they could use a little spiffing up for Thanksgiving. All it took was a little bit of paint.First, I sprayed them with white paint. Then, using a brush, I painted the stems gold. Finally, I splattered on a little more gold paint. I really like the natural look of the twisty stems.
I just finished this sweet ruffled pillow for my daughter’s bedroom.
It started when I spotted this aqua zebra fabric at Wal-Mart. My daughter is CRAZY for anything zebra these days. It was perfect because her room is painted a beautiful Tiffany box blue. I bought a half yard and a package of pale mint green blanket binding.
I started by marking a circle on my fabric with my super-complicated-calibrated-circle-maker.
Then, bunching up the binding as I went, I sewed it along the marked circular line. Before doing this I quickly ran a line of stitching along the edge of the binding so the two sides of the binding wouldn’t slip apart.
Then I repeated the above using a slightly smaller circle. I sewed on four rows of binding.
To get the binding to lay down better, I snipped every few inches with my pinking shears.
For the center, I used fabric glue to make a pretty flower shape. When the glue was dry, I stitched it onto the pillow.
I covered up the messy center with a big black button from my Grandma’s button box.
I think it’s super sweet. And she loves it!
It looks perfect in my daughter’s Tiffany blue, zebra-loving room!