Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"FRUITY" August challenge at By the Cute and Girly

Here once more with details of the August challenge at BTC&G.  This month the theme, chosen by Celine, is "Fruity" - a great theme for August, the month the harvest begins etc
Hoping that this month we would be eating out of doors, having barbeques and enjoying sunshine I have made some little all weather coasters and a bag to store them in.
 The coasters are made from squares of plastic mesh fabric on which I machine stitched (zigzag) oilcloth squares with pictures of fruit on them.
 The oilcloth came in a bag of scraps I bought for €1 in the local fabric shop.  There was enough left over to make the little storage bag with its strawberry ribbon handles.  Oilcloth comes in lovely designs and colours.  It is enjoying a revival now with all things retro and vintage being in fashion.  My mother always used it to cover her kitchen table during the 1960's and 70's.  The coasters are wipe clean and very practical.  Maybe they wont be used outside very much with the terrible weather we have this summer but they do brighten up our dining table.

To see more fruity makes please visit the DT members blogs and get some inspiration.

Back to the challenge:  We would love to see your fruit-inspired projects for this month.  Prizes are a $20 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp and a £10 gift certificate  from Joanna Sheen.
More details, rules etc can be found HERE
Happy Fruity Crafting!
Ger x


  1. You are so clever! Just wish we had some nice weather so you could get outside to use them! It's not looking likely! It's pouring of rain here again today. I'm in on my own just now and we have thunder and lightening! Just as well I'm not scared of it or else I would be hiding under my bed for a few hours!! lol
    Hugs Lora x

  2. These coasters are great, what a lovely ides.

    ** Kate **

  3. Really fun project Geraldine, love the idea!

  4. Super coasters Geraldine. We haven't eaten out once this summer. Carolxx

  5. hiya Ger , now these are just gorgeous , sooooooooo upcycled and oh so useful x have to agree about the weather though and not getting to use them in the garden ( apart from today wasn't it glorious out )I will be using this idea on some projects soon x must get a wriggle on for the btcag challenge too x thanks for sharing


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