Disclaimer - I can't really sew. I can sew a straight line. I can make pillows. I have been known to make very simple curtains. I know enough to be able to make simple crafts. Just didn't want you to think that I was going to be whipping up an evening gown or anything like that. Got to keep your expectations low enough.
So after I booted Otis off the burlap
I went to Hobby Lobby and found some muted vintage looking fabric
and made a ruffled burlap table runner.
I have seen so many of these being made out here in blogland, so I wanted to give it a try. Most people put these on their dining room tables, but I wanted something for my coffee table instead.
I put some of my vintage turkeys on the table since burlap and turkeys seem to go together. Both can be found in a barn.
This is the man turkey with three holes
and his wife with two holes.
I'm sure there's a joke in there, but this is a PG rated blog. Besides, it's November and you have to be nice to turkeys in November (until you chop their heads off).
Does anyone know the rule about which is the salt and which is the pepper? Is it three holes for salt and two for pepper or visa versa?
Oh well, until I get that mystery answered, I have a weird burlap tip for you.
Pull out a string from the place where you want to cut the burlap
and it makes a perfect guide to cut an extremely straight line.
Stop over at Colorado Lady's place for Vintage Thingie Thursday and check out some other great vintage items. There's always oodles of unique vintage goodies being shown.
And I would like to thank Stephanie Lynn at Under The Table and Dreaming for featuring my chair seat post. She has a wealth of creative ideas, so you should check her blog out if you haven't been there yet.