Baby and Kids, tutorial

DIY chalk cloth table topper

Well, this one has a long story behind it, but I’ll keep it short.

I had to try sewing with some chalk cloth a long time ago.  Perfect table topper for our play table.

 How to:
1.  Lay down chalk cloth right side up, lay table top down on top of it.
2.  Trace with chalk around your table.
3.  Cut out.
4.  Prime the chalk cloth by rubbing chalk all over it and wiping off.
5.  Sew 1/2″ double fold bias tape around edge using a denim needle (the chalk cloth is pretty thick).
6. Done!

It’s really been nice having it, the topper doubles as a table cloth and protects the table.  And what kid (or adult) doesn’t love chalk?  I do!

Sources for chalk cloth:
Oil Cloth Addict on Etsy

More info about chalk cloth from Oil Cloth Addict

kids clothes, sewing with knits

star twirl skirt

Stars are in.  It’s true.  Well, at least at our house.  I could not stop myself from getting this star knit fabric from  I had pinned this skirt from J. Crew.  Of course by the time I thought it might be on clearance or something it was all sold out.  Sad face.

So I was going to make a Figgy’s circle skirt with it, but the order got messed up and I only got sent a half yard.  We made it work by just doing a two tier gathered skirt with a knit waistband.  So the waistband is a little loose, I forgot that particular fabric stretched and kept on stretching, not great for a waistband.

It’s still cute.


Aurifil Winners

Hope you had a fun weekend, we spend the day at Valley Fair yesterday, and this little crazy girl turned 4 in the middle of last week and loved every minute!

And the winners of the Auriful giveaway are:
#34 B Greene
#53 Eileen C (email me Eileen, I don’t have a way to contact you!!)
#68 Lorena
#94 Kristine
#126 Nana-bob
Thanks for entering, I’ll be in contact soon winners!