The other day I thought I needed to do something that was a little bit of fun, so I decided to work on the tablecloth and runner project I had sitting in the back of the cupboard.
While it might not sound like this project would be 'fun' as such, let me assure you it was. I put the Willy Wonka DVD in the player (the old version of course) and set to work creating.
This is what I started with - a boring, rectangular, plain white tablecloth:
I bought this tablecloth a couple of years ago to cover over our pool table (which has a wooden top), but when I got it home it wasn't really big enough. I mean, it fitted ok but not great. So I popped it on the kitchen table to take back, but somehow it ended up in the linen cupboard and so it was never returned.
Fast forward a couple of years and I thought that maybe I could cut the tablecloth down to fit our every day kitchen table, rather than just have it sitting around gathering dust. The problem with that though, was that the tablecloth was only 155cms wide and our table is 150cms wide, so the overhang wasn't long enough to look any good.
This is when I put my thinking cap on and came up with a brilliant idea! I could add some fabric to the sides of the old tablecloth and make it a dedicated 'afternoon tea' tablecloth for when I invite my friends over.
I knew I wanted to make a matching table runner, so I did that also, then found I actually had enough material left over to make matching napkins. Imagine my delight!
Here is a picture of how it all turned out:
Oooh I just love red and white so much!
We are calling this our 'Alice in Wonderland' tablecloth, since it looks like something that the Mad Hatter would have in his house lol!
I love how it turned out so much, that I'm wondering if I could get away with using it as an 'every day' tablecloth!?!