Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday - Something From Nothing

Be sure to check out Leslie's blog for other WHATCHA WORKING ON WEDNESDAY POSTS.

Yesterday I posted pictures of some fabric samples and scraps I bought from the thrift store for about 50 cents. The samples were from a design center. These fabrics were probably used to make curtains, upholster furniture or other home design ideas.

The Toile scraps were really small so I needed to make something really small from them! I made myself two coasters and a napkin. The coasters now occupy permanent spots, one on the computer desk and one on the table beside my chair. As for the napkin, I prefer the smaller size for myself. This size is also good to fold in half for another kind of coaster.



I like to have a coaster for my coffee early in the morning:



The other two sample pieces were called Waverly - Bassett Butterflies and Pisa. The one with butterflies is from the collection called "Language of the Gardens". The striped one is from the collection called "Bella Tuscany".

Since the two pieces were the exact same size and were of coordinating colors I used them to make a pillow with two different sides. Easy, peasy and instant (well almost) gratification.

Butterflies:



And turned over to the other side, stripes:



The colors in my family room are more along the lines of fall. This is fine with me because I love the Fall season. The butterflies give it a little Spring/Summer touch, but still coordinates with the colors in the room.

I hope you have a great Wednesday!

13 comments:

Heather said...

very nice!

Cindy B said...

I have some scraps as well i picked up...they are upholstry fabrics and very nice ones...just haven't decided what to do with them...this gives me ideas..thanks!

ancient one said...

You are so good at taking (not much) and making something so practical and useful...

theolde stone house said...

Great use of scraps...so creative and practical too.

Blessings,
Rhonda

Lyn said...

I like your little sewing projects. They are practical items. The pillow being double-sided is very cute. Love the butterflies too. :)

Leslie said...

They turned out very nicely :) Enjoy!

Leslie

Domestically Inclined said...

Very nice i really like the toile!

Pen Pen said...

Okay, girl! Love the projects, as usual. My colors are fall colors too. Sometimes I get sick of them and want to start over with pastel beachy colors. Maybe.... one day???

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Debbie,
As always you have created something so pretty.I love the colors. Wishing you and your family the most blessed and happy Easter.
Sue

Susan said...

What great ideas for the scrap fabric. They all look great!

Terri said...

Very creative, Debbie! I especially love the pillow.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Love the coasters! I've been meaning to make some. I love that fabric you used for he pillow!

Manuela

DarcyLee said...

I know I can always come away from your blog with some inspiration. Love the toile!

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