Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Christmas Table runner and Thanksgiving Decor

On the weekend I finished a new quilting project. There are lots of tutorials online for this quilt as you go table runner. I used this one. Her blog is great, many tutorials and beautiful pictures. I had made a similar table runner years ago,  but this one turned out a lot better. I am really happy with the results.
I made it to fit on this Ikea  storage trunk that I use as a coffee table.
It was easy to make. I used fabrics from my stash , cotton batting and a muslin back.
No Christmas decor for now, but I have some Thanksgiving decor to share.
 We made this Thankful garland other day. Just a bag of paper leaves from the 99 cents store and twine.
Brenda wrote things that she is thankful for on each leaf. A simple and meaningful craft.

I put my Halloween stuff away and out came other things.
This sweet pilgrim bear is from Bearington bears.
Some Indian corn. I love their colors and variety.
A Cherished Teddies mini plate.
Brenda loves this little Thanksgiving display .

Today I went to her school to teach the kids to make a little craft.
Her class loved to make Tom Turkey, this cute craft from Gooseberry Patch. They have the directions on their blog here . We make this craft with the cousins every Thanksgiving dinner. It is so cute!
One last thing, a gift I am putting together for a friend's girl  who turned ten years old.
Because she likes crafts, I got a cute craft book and some supplies that will help her on her craft adventures. A cool idea for Christmas, don't you think ?
Thanks for stopping by!

Ana Paula.


  1. Your Christmas table runner is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Your table runner looks so festive and pretty, Ana Paula--it really dresses up that Ikea trunk!

    Love your "tour" of your Thanksgiving decorations--especially like the idea of Brenda writing down all the things she is thankful for on the garland leaves...

    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving :)