Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My New Tablecloth

I've needed a tablecloth for quite some time. We moved here nearly three years ago. Soon after we bought a dining room table and chairs. The table is larger than a standard tablecloth. I wasn't concerned as I planned to have the table uncovered most of the time anyway. Until I realized my cat was jumping up on the table and leaving tiny little scratches on the finish. So a tablecloth became necessary. The ones I have gotten only go to the very edge of the table. I really wanted something special so finally one day I did a search on Etsy and came across a store I loved. I decided to treat myself and I'm so happy I did. I found a store called Cake4Breakfast. The seller makes the most beautifully whimsical tablecloths. I contacted her for a custom tablecloth and gave her some photos of my dining room. She came up with a palette and picked out the most loveliest fabrics for it. I enjoyed the whole process as she kept me in the loop with the progress (and photos!). She worked at lightning speed and now I have a handcrafted piece of gorgeousness gracing the surface of my dining room table. The dining room finally has some soul to it. Now I just need to have a dinner party!
Here are some photos I took after I picked up the parcel from the post office. I was so excited I put it right on the table. I hadn't even ironed it yet.
Oh, and the tablecloth has a quote sewn onto the back. I forgot to take a photo of it. It says: 
Happiness, not in another place, but this place.... not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman
The seller selected some quotes for me to choose from and I liked this one the best. I think it is a good reminder to live in the moment and enjoy life, especially at a dinner table with friends and family.
I'm so happy I decided to make this happen! :)
So beautifully packaged!
A surprise gift! I love the added touches. A little corn tassel!
Isn't it beautiful? Now I just need curtains!
Aren't these fabric choices lovely?
My daughter admiring the handiwork
Another satisfied customer

Monday, April 11, 2011

CatScrap's Spring 2011 Catwalk Blog Hop

That's right boys and girls, it's Catwalk time!!! Say Goodbye to Winter and Hello Spring as we unveil CatScrap's fabulous products from their Spring 2011 Catwalk.

I've created a quick page for all of you to download and use in your scrapbooks. Here are the kits I used:

Sunday Girl: The Full Kit by Allison Pennington

Spring-A-Ling-A-Ding-Dong by Fiddlette Designs

Altered 365 - May by Danielle (Something Blue Studios)

Here is my page:

Here is the quickpage (click on the image to download):