Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Finally fall-ish

It has just started to begin feeling like Autumn weather here. I was so happy to turn off the central air a few days ago. I have a huge storage box of fall and Thanksgiving decorations but I just started off with a few of them.
This is our formal dining room. The runner is from Big Lots a few years ago. Everything in the basket is artificial and is a real assortment of finishes but I think it works well together.
I found coasters similar to these for sale in Country Living magazine for $8 each. My motto is always "don't buy it, make it yourself" Once I started making them, I got a little carried away. I think I made about 3 dozen of them 3 years ago. I scatter them all around our home and gave away lots to friends.
They were very easy to make. I just drew a maple leaf pattern. (think the Canadian flag, we don't have maple trees in Oklahoma) For each coaster, I cut out 2 from different fall-colored felt, then machined sewed around the edged and added some veins.


  1. Its been in the 90s here this week. Our record smashing summer is hanging on. That's the latest ever in the year that we've hit 90 in this area. But this weekend its supposed to be cool. Can't wait!!! Great coasters. I've been making coasters with 5 inch squares of fabric and left over quilt batting. I know you are ready for your machine to be ready..... maybe soon!

  2. hey! That is a great idea with the leaves!!! Very effective. Like those chairs you have too. Love, Esther

  3. Those chairs way about 900 lbs Esther! We get a work out scooting them back when we eat at that table. :)


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