I attended a fabulous wedding last weekend - my friend, Kelly, got married - it was beautiful and she looked gorgeous! My other friend, Robin, and I went together on a gift for her from her registery - a rather large, long-handled pan (forgot to take a pic of that). Robin picked the gift up and I offered to wrap it for us. Well, ok...I BEGGED to wrap it...I love to wrap gifts! And the size of the box - oh my! It was huge! It's fun to decide how to wrap different sizes of gifts/boxes and this one screamed "TABLE RUNNER!" Yup, instead of (well, in addition to) ribbon, I like to wrap a table runner around a gift box - two gifts in one that way.
Now here comes the most INCREDIBLE aspect of this sewing adventure for me...are you ready?...I made it completely from my stash on hand! Yep! Not sure that's ever happened before :-) I always seem to "find" a reason to sneak to an LQS on the pretext of needing some little bit of fabric...but this time, I bit the bullet and shopped my basement fabric store. I chose In the Beginning's September Light, which I had already used to make a completely different table runner last year for a swap. So I was using up leftovers - even better!
I didn't use a pattern - just made my own up as I was sewing...surprised it turned out so well - I love it - so I'm going to write down exactly how I did it so I can make it again...
So...done with the table runner...next up, add bits to a purchased dishtowel, and make a matching potholder...
Now I do have to fess up that I DID zip to JoAnn's for some natural/wood flowers for a bouquet to further decorate the package, but that doesn't count because it's not fabric, right? Are ya with me on that? All right!
Of course, I also love to bead, so I incorporated beads and gold wire into the bouquet...the beads and wire were already in my stash! Score again!
I used safety pins, wire, and ribbon to assemble everything onto the box...I would liked to have been a mouse in the bride's pocket when she attempted to unwrap it