Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beach blanket rollup

I don't remember being much of a picnic person before having kids.  I guess it sounded vaguely good, but not so good that I actually made the effort.  But with kids, it is one of my favorite things to do on a nice day.  We get some time playing outside, and eat lunch.  Leaving all of the crumbs at the park/beach is a nice little bonus too! 

And now we finally have a great picnic blanket to take along with us.  It's DONE!!!  The ugly burgandy thing is no more!  Now it looks like this!

It still lives in my car, but now we'll actually take it out and use it! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Trash to Treasure

So this ugly thing has been living in the back of my car for a long time.  It has never been used!  I don't like it much, but couldn't quite bring myself to throw it out... it's a dark burgandy colored down throw.  Nothing bad or offensive about it, but I can't say I "like" it either...  So I threw it into the back of the car, and ignored it.  For a long time.  


And now I've FINALLY figured out what to do with it!  Use it as quilt batting to make a beach/picnic blanket. 

I'm so excited!  We could really use one of those!  And the down batting will make it a little extra cushy. 

So hopefully I haven't put my foot in my mouth... because surely I didn't buy this!  It must have been a gift from someone... hopefully a forgiving someone who loves me and has a sense of humor!  Who gave me a lovely 40" x 60" bit of inspiration! 

OK, this is my version of a "cliffhanger!"  Check back in a few days to see the transformation!