Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Placemat-Reversible Chalkmat

Last week I made a Placemat/Chalk Mat for grandson.  
It was really easy. First I cut the oil cloth and chalk fabric the size I wanted for mat.  I cut a straight strip of oil cloth for the binding.
(I didn't bother with bias because oil cloth it wouldn't matter.)
The little pocket I estimated size for a couple of pieces of chalk.
On the pocket I used acrylic and put his first initial.

I have read that you are suppose to condition chalk cloth by rubbing with chalk.
I chose not to do this before giving as gift, so it would look better.

While I was at it, I cut two more mats and initials for my other two grandchildren.
They are too young for them now, but it will be easy to whip out when ready.

I also secretly cut out another to put in hope chest for two daughters that are not married and are in college.  Recently I was thinking I ought to make an extra of everything I make for the step grandchildren and put back for my two girls for when they have children.  Shhhhhhh 
They are both in college.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Craft for Dorm

I made this giraffe for dorm room to go with previous post about decorating for daughters dorm.

This pattern is a Melly & Me pattern from Australia.  

It was so much fun to make and my daughter loves it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Dorm Decorating

Pillows and bathrobe made for dorm room and bedding.
I used some pillow forms that I already had to save money.

The fabric I bought from Fabric.com decor fabric section.

I did not put zipper in them, because I figure if they last a year in a dorm that's enough!
I am sure they will be on the floor most of the time : (

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Dorm Room Decorating

I was busy during August getting things made for my daughters dorm room.
I made these out of quilting hoops from my local Hancock's and inserted black canvas.
The giraffes are fussy cut from fabric I bought at Fabric.com.
Their bedding is a black and white giraffe print duvet set I bought from Overstock.com
I will post more tomorrow.