I have my first completed sewing project to share with you. For my new friends, you can catch up with my journey to learn to sew here and here. I doubt there is anything easier than a runner for the table, unless you make a quilted one or add embellishments.
I simply bought some Halloween material and sewed a simple flat runner. Then I set the table with an off-white tablecloth, a black piece of fabric running across the width of the table, and the Halloween runner across the length of the table. I'm fairly pleased with this project and may make a few for my end tables.
Do you remember this candelabra?
I transformed it by painting it ivory and applying two coats of antique glaze to make it look older...and spookier. Then I coupled it with a black rose, a flying witch, a Jack-o-Lantern and book of spooky tales.
Each place at the table consists of a black charger, a crystal dinner plate, a matching salad plate, and a soup cauldron. I bought the poison goblets at the Dollar Tree.
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Very cute. Great job on the table runner-you go girl!!
Thanks for sharing.
Your table setting is so fun. I like how your clear glass plates add to the eeriness of your table setting. Kind of ghost-like I guess :).ReplyDelete
I love your spooky table and what you did with the candelabra. I have never seen black candles before!! You did a great job...I am trying to learn to sew, so I am going to go back and read your other posts.ReplyDelete
BTW...I was reading your profile. I worked in worker's compensation for many, many years! Interesting, isn't it?
Hurray! You are now officially a sewer. That looks very cute. I love the caldrons!ReplyDelete
Okay, La...I have just read the 2 sewing posts (sorry about the fabric/dress mishap, at least you know not to do that again!! ;-DReplyDelete
I have the Dummies book, and another that is even more complicated. My problem is threading the machine. I looked at a few You Tube demos and it was still difficult. So...my SIL is going to help me. Believe it or not, my machine is now a year old and still hasn't been touched!! lol!! I hope you keep up with the Adventures In Sewing series, they are funny and useful!
It all looks goulishly good! I love simple projects that make huge impacts. Well done. TammyReplyDelete
What a great job. It looks like you saved a lot of money creating so many items yourself.ReplyDelete
This looks fantastic! You did a really great job on this. Love your tablerunner!
Congratulations on your first sewing project! Your runner and table look great!You will have the sewing bug now... the possibilities are limitless. Have a great week, Annette
You are very brave to learn to sew. Good job. I always stick to hand sewing as it causes me less anxiety. Your table is spooky. ♥oliveReplyDelete
Just beautiful. Love the table-runner. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Good for you! Keep sewing, it gets easier and easier, it just takes practice. I can't believe you found the poison goblets at dollar tree...To cool!ReplyDelete
Hi La...you done good. Much better than I would have. I have to learn to sew. Your table is so cute and fun!ReplyDelete
Oh...I want to start a journey to learn to sew too! Good for you!ReplyDelete
Your Halloween table looks fantastic.
Dollar tree is just the best, isn't it!
Have a great day!
Your runner is gorgeous, good job and your tablescape is fabulous. Love all the pewter. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, MartyReplyDelete
Well done!..........and your table is good and spooky!ReplyDelete
Oh I'm loving the whole look! We don't really decorate our houses here in England, but is looks like such a fun thing to do!ReplyDelete
Ahh..your table is so cute...great job. Have a wonderful week, fondly, RobertaReplyDelete
You did a great job! I love all things Halloween and this all looks wonderful together!ReplyDelete
Great job La! When you can do the basics you are on your way to bigger and better!~Hugs, PattiReplyDelete
Great minds think alike! I love your scary table! I love the material you used for your tablerunner. Great combination on the plates too!ReplyDelete
I used to sew when I was a girl, but when my college aged daughter decided she wanted to learn this summer we had to take a course a our local Joanne's fabric store. It was very good! Your table is very appealing, and the little jack-o-lantern is so cute! LindaReplyDelete
Cute and fun table. Love your new table runner and the candelabra transformation. JoniReplyDelete
Great Halloween table! Congrats on your sewing project; I love it!ReplyDelete
The silver soup cauldrons are too cute!
Very spooky! Great idea to make your table runner. The pattern is perfect.Great job on the candeladra...did I spell that right? LindaReplyDelete
I love how you layered the linens and fantastic job on making the runner. I love the soup cauldrons...where on earth did you find those?ReplyDelete
Very cool!!! I am still so in awe of those who can sew. I don't understand...how do you make the lines straight? I took a sewing class in high school 1,000 years ago and got a D. I am baffled by the inner workings of needle of thread! Could you please email me about how you get the lines straight to sew it? Do you use a machine or do it by hand? When the people cut the fabric at the store, sometimes it is straight enough to not worry about it, but most of the time you have to do something to it. I can't even use the Stitch Witch stuff! :-( I'm hopeless, I think!ReplyDelete
i'm loving that whole spooky tablescape! and great job on the runner!ReplyDelete
Your tablexcape is darling. You're going to have so much fun making special table linens for yourself. I have a closet full. Every time I'm in a fabric store, my brain is saying, "Wow, that would make a great tablecloth!" Thank you for sharing your project and your charming design. Cherry KayReplyDelete
I love what you did with that candelabra! Looks completely different and perfect for your table.ReplyDelete
I love the soup cauldrons! Where in the world did you find those?ReplyDelete