I got this table for $5 at our neighborhood garage sale.
I thought it was a nice shape and for $5 if it didn’t end up looking nice it was not big deal.
THEN I got a brainstorm. That circle was just begging for a monogram! I’m a little bit monogram crazy right now.
Here it is now!
It’s actually still in progress. I plan to add another coat of orange paint, sharpen up the edges with a sharpie or a furniture marker, and apply a few coats of polyurethane.
But I just had to post my brainstorm now. I have no self control.
Update! Here is the finished project!
Today started with a trip to my mom’s fabric store – the one in the closet of her sewing room. I found some great fabrics that I took with me but I didn’t end up using them in my finished project. I just couldn’t find anything at the (slightly) larger fabric store that went with it. I’m joking, Mom does have a lot of fabric, but not THAT much. It was nice to see Mom and Dad though. While I was there Dad and I moved the gardening workbench that he made for Mom from the basement to the deck. It is amazing! I come from a long line of creators.
Here is what I created today:
It’s a roll up crochet and knitting needle holder. I found the pattern and instructions at Made by Loulabelle. This is what it looks like rolled up:
I have a habit of telling people what is wrong with the things I cook. It drives my husband crazy but I am actually just thinking outloud about how I will make it better next time – a habit he has benifited from during 20 years of improvements. So here is what I will do differently on my next needle holder. First, I will use one of the patterned fabrics on the outside rather than using the plain fabric. I think it would be prettier and it would also make the top of the inside look more polished if it matched the outside. Second, I will put a buttoned top on one of the pockets to hold small items. I don’t think they will fall out because it is wrapped pretty tightly but I would just feel more secure with a buttoned top. And security matters.
I bought some fabric to make another one but I think I have decided that I don’t really like it as much as the fabric I used for this one so I’m heading back to Hancock’s tomorrow. I may make the next one a joint venture and send the fabric to my sister for mongramming. That would be fun! A cross country sewing project!