Saturday, 24 April 2010

Tablecloth Challenge!

I know I like a challenge, but this one will really push me to my limits I think!

I met a lovely lady in cyberland during the OWOH event called Nina Lise from Norway who has all sorts of wonderful things on her blog 'Mrs Moen - the not so secret life of a quilter' - including this 'Tablecloth Challenge' of all things!  The idea is to transform a tablecloth into 'something beautiful or useful or both'.  I don't own many tablecloths and have been looking around for one and today found the one pictured above in a Charity shop.  It's cotton with some lovely embroidery and a lacey edging.  I've no idea at the moment what I'm going to do with it and feel a little guilty at the prospect of cutting it up - however, that's all part of the challenge and I have until 1st June to come up with something.

Nina Lise is also celebrating her 200th blog posting by doing a giveaway with some amazing goodies including a beautiful hand made quilt.  If you're interested go and have a look here.  You have until 9th May to enter.

Now to get my thinking cap on!


Mrs Moen said...

That really is a beautiful cloth you have found there, Sherry! Those flowers and lace would look great on pretty much anything, like your fab dolls or a summer purse or a cushion or... I totally get why it called out to you, I can hear it all the way over here. You'll not ruin it you know, just transforming it into something that will once again be enjoyed.-)

Gez said...

Great find in the charity shop Sherry. :) Can't wait to see what wonderful creation you turn it into... Have fun. Gez.xx

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Mrs A. said...

Hi Sherry,
I have just found your blog and seen the link for the tablecloth challenge over at Mrs Moen. Like you I don't have any table clothes but you have inspired me to check out the local charity shops and I found 2 for £1.50. I am now going to have a go as well if I can work out how to do the link up and blinky.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Whoo, can't wait to see what you create with this :)

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