Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A ‘Quick Little Project’?

How can a little project take all afternoon?

I had some pretty tapestry fabric that I bought in the remnant bin at a fabric shop to make new scarves for our night stands.


Here’s the beige one in the ‘before’ photo.

(I made these a long time ago)


I’m pleased with the way they turned out and happy with the pretty red it brings into my bedroom for Fall.


But why did it take all afternoon?!

Maybe because it was fuzzy! I had fuzz all over everything, including myself!

I had to wash what I was wearing, clean and vacuum the sewing room (wearing another outfit! lol).


So my little project took all afternoon to accomplish.

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Rednesday Wednesday .

I also made ONE homespun pumpkin (before I cut my velvet). Don’t even ask! hahaha!

Are you a messy crafter, too?


Anonymous said...

I love the scarves. Love the warm fall color of the fabric.

I don't do much crafting these days, but I remember how messy sewing can be!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I have started a rag rug and that's a lovely mess of string everywhere! When you tear the fabric and then when you braid or weave it the strings just keep coming!

The scarves are pretty...I love the colors!

ann said...

Messy does not describe my craft area. Right now I am using my Criuct to create halloween houses for the grandkids. I just let the scraps fall to the floor and sweep up when it gets a bit too deep. The table scarf adds a nice warmth to the bedside, doesn't it.

cucki said...

I love the scarfs so pretty.
Love the lovely autumn colors..big hugs x

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very cozy for fall! I try to keep a lint roller near by when I work with fabric. I even use it on the table. ♥

LV said...

Sometimes things that cause the biggest messes, turn out the best. Your certainly did.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Your bedroom looks beautifully FALLIFIED !!!
Love the pillow on your bed too!

MarmePurl said...

What a lovely room!

Susie said...

It's the perfect scarf and a nice fall color. It will work all winter I think. Ted and I both seem to be fuzz makers. :):) xoxo,Susie

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Yes I am a messy crafter sewer,jewelry maker. I always have a big mess in my studio

However I have the complete bottom of my house for all my projects

nice lovely scarfs

Melody Brown said...

Happy Rednesday!
Those were definitely worth the afternoon and fuzz. Makes the room pop. Messy Crafter?! Well, let's just say I don't post the area while
'Creativity is Under Construction" as I put is,,hehe...excuse me the bulldozer is here to move the mess over

Pamelyn said...

I enjoy your blog so much! Love how the pop of red warms the room! There's a cute saying that goes: "Creativity is Messy, and I am VERY creative"... or something like that. That fits my craft room too!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Very nice touch in your bedroom. Boy, do I understand messes when creating. My husband has nicknamed me the mad scientist. My craft room is spilling over with projects right now.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diane, I have never heard of scarves..... at first I thought you were making a scarf, then I looked at your photograph and realised it was what we would call a small runner. It may have taken all afternoon, it may have caused you to change your clothes, it may have taken you a while to tidy up....but it was worth it as your scarves look lovely.
Oh, and yes, I am a messy sewer.
Best Wishes

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Sorry I haven't written but it's been a wee bit crazy around here.

Messy crafter - if you look that phrase up in the dictionary it says "see Mom's craft room". Honest. Right now you can't walk in a straight line. She giggled when she read that you changed your clothes and immediately cleaned your craft room. She would have brushed the red fuzz off herself, which would end up on me and left the room a MESS! Honest.

Heaps of Hugs

Are you taking Wendy to the mountains? Don't forget the Cheese Doodles!

Beeutiful by Design said...

It looks lovely even if it did take all afternoon! Sometimes things just "develop" don't they~Jennifer

Diane said...

That is a nice color! I try hard not to be a messy crafter-- avoiding glitter is high on my list!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That red really pops - looks great!

Joanne said...

Beautiful! and yes I am a very very messy crafter...It drives my husband crazy!
Blessings, Joanne

boopnut said...

Pretty! Think I will have to keep my eyes open for fabric.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of This and That said...

You're full of talents!

Christine said...

Yes I'm definitely messy and worse still I seem to be taking even longer getting anything finished!
Your fabric looks great for fall bound to be worth the fuzz!

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice! And I like your bedroom. Not totally frilly, just nice and clean and peaceful. Also like your bed being in front of the windows. If I get ambitious, I might do that too.

Yes, I tend to be a messy worker. But I have a plan, work fast, and get 'er done! (and cleaned up). :-)

Jeannie Marie said...

A very nice way to update for fall! Sewing anything takes me forever! Love your bedroom :)))

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a pretty color. At least you were able to finish them and not stash them in a drawer like me. I've been known to get pretty messy myself when I'm busy with a project.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, you are so creative! You are always fixing and rearranging everything in your house! I love it! I love the tours you take us on too of your thrift store finds. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.

Noelle the dreamer said...

My, your bedroom looks so inviting Diane! Love the little soap seashells!

The Boston Lady said...

Love that window behind your bed! I'm not much of a crafter these days, but when I do, I am messy as heck! Love your new nightstand covers! They at a richness to the room. Ann

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Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Great job Diane, they look good.

I can't believe that anyone would think that your batteries have worn down are like the energizer bunny personified.


cynthia lee designs said...

The scarves look great! I try not to be a messy crafter, but sometimes it just can't be helped.

NanaDiana said...

Yes- I am a messy crafter, too...and I hate all those fabrics that make such a mess when you cut them. But your little "project" turned out great! xo Diana

annie said...

those are very pretty, your room is lovely, and the view just fabulous!

Ricki Treleaven said...

It looks so nice! Especially for autumn. I am a very messy painter....I get paint all over myself!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great idea! Your new table scarfs and just that little bit of fall to your room... Lovely!

Patty Antle said...

Love your nightstand covers. Yes, I am a messy crafter, especially when I sew. Threads all over the place!

Elizabeth said...

I love the table scarfs! Your bedroom is lovely!

Jann Olson said...

That fuzz gets everywhere for sure! Sure worth it though. I love the pop of color! Your room is lovely Diane. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Linda R said...

Look wonderful. What a beautiful bedroom you have. I love that view.


Vee said...

Totally. Your experience sounds so frustrating, but the result is terrific. I like coverings for all end tables.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The color is so pretty! I am a VERY messy crafter! Thanks for sharing at TTF!