Thursday, March 19, 2009

Repair or restyle?

Last time I bought a great old tablecloth with beautiful embroidered flowers on it.
And I have the idea to restyle it, make it in to a quilt with the new fabrics from Room seven (boughth in the outlet last time).

a new life for an old table cloth?

The combination of this makes me feel good!

But....I seem to stumble over these very unpleasant little other things....

repair work repair work repair work

Like repairing, my sons blouse, a new zipper in my daughters top, a new button on this cuff, 3 trousers that need to be shortened...

Now I have to make a hard decision... what shall I do first?
Oh, please help me decide.....

I told you about the art project at school, about Vincent van Gogh, here are a few pieces of art the kids made,

van Gogh art project van Gogh art project

van Gogh art project van Gogh art project

There are great artworks made by all kids. And next Tuesday there is an exhibition for family, friends etc.
So a few more busy days at school and at home.

Have a good day!

20 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Heerlijk die kleuren die van het scherm afspetteren! Begin met de stofjes te quilten. Die andere dingen liggen er morgen ook nog wel. Geniet maar, het mag van mij! Een fijne dag!

Kitty said...

I know just what you mean! I have mending jobs to do too ... I say do the ones you least like first, then enjoy the others! x

Annette said...

The quilt will be gorgeous! I love the fabrics. I had to sew buttons on a couple of my DH shirts yesterday and I didn't enjoy it...though when I sew a button on a project it is fun. Go figure.

Susan said...

That will make a wonderful quilt--the embroidery is stunning and goes so well with the fabric.
The art work is fabulous. So creative!

Elly said...

Ik zou maar beginnen met de quilt! Dat kun je toch niet laten liggen! En die andere klusjes.... ach die komen wel weer!

Eileen said...

wow.. you have some budding artists in your school!

And that is such a tough choice.. mending or creating. I would probably just hurry to get the rips sewn up and buttons sewn on.. then I would be free to do what I want! I seriously love your new color combinations.

Levin (and Emily) said...

fabulous pictures!
i would start on the quilt first :) but then i hate repairing
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x

Gail said...

Love the artwork, I'm sure the exhibition will be a great success!
Mending is always last on my list. I hate to say it but my kids usually outgrow the item before I get around to mending it...I know "bad Mom" but hey there is always an art project calling.

our shabby cottage said...

Of course I would say "do the quilt first" Hee Hee. I just love the paintings from the children - theya re really amazing. I bet the exhibition will be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Eerst even inventariseren of ze de kleding echt nog wel aandoen, anders is je moeite voor niks;-)) en ik kan me voorstelllen dat je veel meer zin hebt in een leuke quilt maken! Groetjes en veel lenteplezier! Peti

Maureen said...

Oh ik ken dit...
Het herstelwerk moet eigenlijk eerst, maarja het andere is wel heel erg aanlokkelijk en zoveel leuker om te doen.
Ik weet dat ik dan voor het leuke zou gaan...
De kleuren passen trouwens perfect bij elkaar.
En wat een talenten in je klas!

nicolette said...

You could start with quilting for an hour and then do some mending jobs to go back to your quilting very very speedy!!
Love the colours!

Those youn artists are really talented!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Isn't it amazing what children are capable of creating! Good for them! Wonderful...

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Dotty said...

wow you have some talented little kids in your class.

I love the fabrics you have chosen for the quilt.

Renee' said...

Can you please tell me where I can get the dishes you have with the polka dots. I have followed all the links I can find and I don't see them anywhere. Thanks Renee
mfrjmoore@msn.com

Bellavien said...

Prachtige kleuren, hebben ze aan de schilderijen gegeven. Daar zitten verborgen talenten tussen, fijne dag.

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Kleding vermaken, bah maar dat tafelkleed zou ik wel zien zitten dat gaat vast een mooie quilt worden.

püppilottchen said...

wow - this tablecloth-restyle-idea looks fantastic. i made something near with old embroidered cushions and also room seven fabric.

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urban craft said...

Oh, I love the flowers. Great colors. Thanks!

Dawn Supina said...

I love the children's Van Gogh portraits. What a brilliant idea using photocopies as the base and then letting the kids do their own interpretive renditions!

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