Saturday, April 23, 2011

Springy Spring Table

We have a very long table in our dining room.  With children and grandchildren visiting often it is great to have so much space.  I wanted to do something to brighten it up so I bought this 3 yard piece of toweling fabric perfect for a really long table runner.  The sides are hemmed and ready to use.

I added a double row of ruffles to each end.

The fabric is so bright and cheery

When I bought the fabric for the runner I also bought some half yard pieces of each of these ,
 "Flower Sugar" fabrics printed by Lecien.

This is what I made from some of this fun fabric.

Remember the birds I made for "Pay It Forward" gifts here? I had so much fun with them I made some more.
The tray my birds are resting in was made for me as a gift by my daughter in law Lyndie.

These three birds have decided to nest here on our dining room table.  No flying to a new home for them.

My simple centerpiece brightens up the whole room.

The birds are so fun to make, check out my post here to see where to get the pattern and where to find a tutorial showing how to make them.

I will link up with "Show off Your Cottage Monday" at The House in the Roses, 
 "Air Your Laundry Friday" at Freckled Laundry
 Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle


  1. Love your colorful birds. Have a Happy Easter!

  2. That's so cute - I could see my cat JuneBug stealing them as his pets lol... I love that idea and ummmm I may run with that for this summer for the picnic table... I love that!!

    Happy Easter!!

  3. Happy Easter!!

    How pretty!! Very summer/spring like!! I love it!! Those birds are adorable!! A PERFECT centerpiece!!

  4. I love the fabric it's so cheery!!!! Your birds are so cute, they just make me smile!!!!!

  5. Sherry, did you get my e-mail with my address?

  6. I love that fabric, it made for a beautiful table runner! The birds are adorable! Marcia

  7. I am in love with your runner - your fabrics are gorgeous, sort of a vintage look. And your birds are so cute, love them sitting in the tray your d-i-l made (what a sweetie). Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Amaze me Monday!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  8. Funny, I was JUST
    on-line looking at
    tea toweling fabric
    with the very same
    idea, as our table
    is an odd size and
    standard runners are
    too short. All I
    found were stripes,
    but I love your floral!
    xx Suzanne

  9. Hi Sherry,
    I love the fabric you used for your runner! And your adorables birds goes perfectly on the tray. So springy!
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love the fabrics you chose and the runner is beautiful. The little birds are absolutely adorable!

  11. Sherry your fabrics are fabulous ... but I love LOVE those wee little birds! Gorgeous runner ...

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~

  12. so pretty! i love the prints and colors of your centerpiece and runner! thank you for following me. a blessed Easter season!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  13. I just LOVE these colors together! :)


  14. Sherry, I am crazy about this fabric, where did you purchase it? I had no idea they made toweling fabric, I must get some!!!


  15. Beautiful, Sherry! I love your fabric choices, and the birds are the cutest things ever!!

  16. What a pretty runner and those birds are so cute. It's times like these that I wish I could sew. :)

  17. Those birds are so sweet and your table runner is bright and cheery! Hope you had a good week. Best wishes for the weekend. Tammy

  18. Hi, Sherry! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)