August 22, 2008

Sarah: Midnight Crafting

While getting my apartment into shape, I worried about scratching up my kitchen table with this pottery.

I tried attaching felt feet to the pot for my aloe plant, but the first time I watered it, sloppily of course, the water I sloshed around its base ruined the glue and made the whole thing unpleasant. Plus, the table needed something to make it look a little more finished, don't you think?

Perhaps a cute placemat/tablerunner, I thought. Something felt, so that no sewing is required. $3.50 for a yard of dark gray felt later, and I was in business. My tools:

My giant IKEA bowl was used as a template. I traced the bowl, then added an inch all the way around.

I loosely measured 1 1/2 inch wide scallops all around the circle of felt, cutting down to the bowl outline. I embraced the handmade quality of the project and let the scallops be imperfect. Ten minutes later and:

What do you think? Improvement?

Posted by sarah at August 22, 2008 01:43 AM

Beautiful! Im jealous that your scallops are the same height. Mine would be all wonky.

Posted by: Marci on August 22, 2008 08:37 AM

Nicely done, as always.

Posted by: E on August 22, 2008 12:20 PM

Marci.........I LOVED that you used the word "wonky" my scallops would also be "Wonky" and probably really pointy. Then to compensate I would try and try to round them, and I would end up with a 4 inch square potholder-ish thing. Good work Sarah- maybe everyone should craft at midnight!

Posted by: Jen on August 22, 2008 02:39 PM

I wanna come over and eat your culinary bacon experiments and witness your IKEA craft projects. It all sounds so exciting!!!!!

Posted by: jay leno on August 27, 2008 03:11 PM

Excellent looking. Sar, but aren't you afraid that the moisture from your pot will go through and wreck your table? I'd add a saucer underneath.

Posted by: mom on August 27, 2008 11:18 PM
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