My nest was full for a little bit this weekend. If you want to join the The Nester Club, click here to read the first post. You can also click here to read all the posts for The Nester Club...so many great comments too. You might find some one in your same "nester" situation!
It is a long holiday weekend here in the states, so both our daughters, Courtney and Kelsie, came home for a few days. Love them to pieces and love it when they're here. They left last night, so the nest is empty again, but we did a lot in a few short days. We had a big dinner at home, stayed up late watching tv, sewed, colored hair, went out to dinner etc...
One project we did was make the girls new scarves...I found fabulous silky fabric at Walmart for $1.50 a yard. It's great!!
Here's the TIP...use your tile floor for
- squaring up fabric
Line up your selvage edge (the finished edge of the fabric) on the horizontal grout line of the tile...
Here is Kelsie, my trusty assistant, pointing to the vertical line.
Use the vertical grout line to cut a straight line.
Here it is all cut away and straight!!
Now to measure.
I roughly needed 2 yards per scarf. Each tile on my floor is a little less than 12 inches...plus the grout. Just count over 6 tiles for 6 feet or 2 yards!!
See Kelsie cutting way down there to the right using the grout line again?
Just sew a hem on the 2 cut ends and you're done...INSTANT scarf! I left the selvage edge alone, because it's already finished.
Here is Courtney modeling the scarf. Kelsie wasn't "picture" ready yet!!
Courtney said...please don't take a picture of my face...
Sorry, couldn't resist...too pretty!
Here is some extra Nesting Club FYI...
Courtney had a gift certificate to the Red Door Salon. She wanted to color her hair red! Her hair is brown, but auburn hair is in our family, so it wasn't a scary step.
This was the best picture showing the red...isn't it pretty? The shadows are blocking the full red though.
$90.00!!! It was $75.00 to color it and they automatically add in the tip! Thank God for gift certificates or she would have NEVER done it.
Here is Kelsie's hair we colored this weekend. She wanted to color over old blond highlights she had done at a salon a long time ago. She wanted her natural dark hair back...
Here's the before with older high lights..
Here's the "after". Looks good huh?...$7.00 from a box!! Beautiful! Next time we need a front picture too.
Here's the box...only took 10 minutes!
Medium Brown #21...
What happened in your Nest this weekend?
Have a great day,