As we let you know last week, all five of us Crafting Chicks recently took part in a fun CRAFT CHALLENGE hosted by the lovely ladies of House 8810, one of our awesome sponsors! We were each sent a different adorable tablecloth from House 8810 (they seriously have some FUN stuff over there!) and were asked to turn it into something fabulous. It was so cool to see the different projects we all came up with! So today we wanted to share with you what we whipped up, with the commentary by House 8810.
BECKY received the Mixed Berries tablecloth.
How cute is this little number? And the precious girl wearing it? Becky used the tablecloth to make a pillowcase dress for her oldest daughter. Becky says: “She loves it. I think the vintage flair of the table cloth print goes perfect with this dress pattern.”
BROOKE received the Cottage Rose tablecloth.
Brooke went techy with her challenge. She used the pouch that the tablecloth came in and made an iPad cozy! What a great idea! Brooke says: “I made the iPad cozy by shortening the length of the pouch so that it fit the dimensions of my iPad. You could stitch it up or simply use one of those Heat ‘n Bond strips to “hem” it. I already loved the rounded flap and the large rick rack that trimmed it out, so all I did was cut some strips of the tablecloth fabric and made them into small rolled up fabric flowers and added them to the front of the cozy.That’s it!!! Totally simple but totally useful to me! :)” Easy Peasy! Those are the kinds of craft projects we like.
NIKKALA received the Berry Delight tablecloth.
Nikkala made an adorable picnic blanket. And it’s even quilted! Nikkala says: “As soon as I saw this tablecloth I knew that my project had to be something for the outdoors! It is so bright and summery. Finally, I settled on a picnic blanket. Although the weather in northern Utah hasn’t been very cooperative for picnics :). The back is a lime green zebra print, and it is a super fun blanket. My two year old loves to name the fruits on it.” How awesome is that? Functional AND educational! Love it!
JAMIE received the Howdy Buckaroo tablecloth.
Jamie has been wanting to add a little decor to her children’s playroom so she made a tablecloth to fit the tiny table and a bunting to match. She also made flower vases! Nothing went to waste with this challenge. This turned out so cute, and you know we LOVE bunting at House 8810. Jamie says: “I cut the paisley off around the edge of the tablecloth, and hemmed the edges and added red ric rac to the new mini tablecloth. I couldn’t let the darling paisley part go to waste so I made a little decor…pennants to hang above the table (i love pennants) and I wrapped some empty “chow mein” noodle cans with the same material and made them into vases by adding white daisies.”
KIRSTEN received the Birds the Word tablecloth.
Kirsten made this adorable skirt for her daughter. I love how we can get a little more creative when it comes to our children’s wardrobe. Kirsten used only things that she had around the house and it turned out beautifully! Kirsten says: “I decided to make a skirt for my 2½ year-old girl. I had so many ideas of things like wall hangings, matching mother/daughter aprons, then I decided to make this fun skirt. I measured one of my daughter’s little skirts and just improvised. My mom improvises in sewing all the time, so I thought I would try my luck. The outer part of the skirt is from your cute tablecloth, and the underneath part, is a sparkly green chiffon fabric. My goal was to use only things I had on hand, it was a blast, thanks for the fun opportunity!!!” You’re welcome! And your improv skills are amazing 🙂
And as part of the challenge, votes were cast over at House 8810 all last week and the winner was announced Monday—Miss JAMIE and her kids’ kitchen decor!!! Way to go Jamie! 🙂 Thanks to our friends of House 8810 for the fun craft challenge, we had a blast–even though it was tough to cut up such darling tableclothes, LOL! 🙂