Blog Fav: Pedestal Bowls & T-shirt Quilts

by Emily on September 9, 2011

Happy Friday!  Today for me celebrates the end of a lot of teacher meetings leading into our very late start of school this year!  So, come Monday….let the good times roll in the classroom!

I saw a couple of really cool ideas in blog-land this week but these two especially caught my eye and instantly made me wish I had a couple more weeks of summer break to try them out myself!  Oh well…next summer!

The first blog fav is from The Crafting Chicks who had a lovely guest post from Kirsten about some DiY Pedestal Bowls.  Kirsten shopped local thrift stores for some candle sticks & wood bowls and then put them together with Gorilla Glue.  From there she primed, painted, glazed and stain sealed the pedestal bowls for a great, cheap & colorful splash for decorating.  This is sometimes my problem with decorating that I don’t know what to buy to get things UP!  I love this idea! I have a huge mantel that could use at least one of these!

Start here with the sanded candle sticks, wooden bowls and bases.

Primed and ready!

Painted and glazed!

Voila!

Thank you Kirsten & The Crafting Chicks for this post.  I really appreciated this easy to understand tutorial!

My other blog fav this week came from Noodlehead, who just wrapped up a project piecing together old t-shirts into a cuddly quilt.  This is a project that I have saved some items for starting about a year ago.  I thought it would be fun to make a onesie t-shirt quilt for Pip as there are so many t’s and onesies that seems so special when your little one is brand spanking new.  I still see some of her clothes and think back to the days when she wore them.  I have these special ones set aside for a project like this.  At my rate in quilting and complete inexperience though it might be a high school graduation present!  :)

Thank you Noodlehead for this post and it’s so fun to see your t-shirts in a memorable way!  It also brings back many memories of nearly 10 years of competitive swimming myself in those great t-shirts!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

 

 

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