Sunday, April 15, 2012

Final Project from Spring Mantel - Scrappy Fabric Ball

I've been on Spring Break - not like an actual vacation from life (like you had in college).  I mean, there were no keg stands or string bikinis, no days laying on beach without any responsibilities!  Just a break from the computer.  I love my blog, and I love all of you (and especially my dear Cherie who checked up on me!), but sometimes, you just gotta do stuff, and not write about that stuff.  Not to worry, I kept taking pictures of stuff, so I will be writing about it all in the coming days (or weeks - I just counted 8 photographed projects - woot woot!)  Anyway, here's the last little bit of my Spring mantel - and the least projecty-project of all.  The scrappy fabric ball is actually a ball - just wrapped in fabric!  How's that for cheating??
To really get back in to blogging I went ahead and started being a conscientious tutorial provider again - hence the nicely arranged collage for this tutorial.  Also, it is so easy it will take less than 50 words to tell you what to do, so it seemed silly to have a 12:1 picture to word ratio!  First, find a nicely-sized ball and some fabric scraps.  I had a bunch of 1" strips that hadn't been turned in to mini-pennants, so I sewed them into one REALLY long strip using a running stitch down the middle.  I thought I was going to ruffle all of them, but then I realized only a few would show - and so I only ruffled the last few feet!  Start wrapping at the un-ruffled end, crisscrossing in a decorative manner, and at the end, tuck the unfinished end in so it doesn't show.  Seriously, how easy was that!
And here's the recap of the rest of the Spring Mantel projects:
And just so you don't worry, here's what I've got planned to share the rest of the week - promise!
Painted Burlap Welcome Sign
DIY Pinata - no Paper Mache required!
Totally Free, Totally customizable Bins
Sharing here:
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Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands      Tickled Pink at 504 Main      Scrappy Saturdays at Candace Creations    A Pinteresting Link Party at Here's to Handy Andy   Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors     Sharing Saturday at Crafty Moms Share    Sweet Saturday at Gingerbread        Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever After

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  1. Welcome back!! Such a cheater project! I can see my future house now! Filled with crazy fabric items! and fabric full stop!
    Can't wait to see those other projects!! =D

  2. Hoooray!! So happy to have ya back! And what a fun tutorial.. cant wait to see the rest :)

  3. Hi Cameron, What a super cute project ( -: I'm your newest follower via McLinky
    xoxo Malia


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