Saturday, February 9, 2008

I must stop

I seriously must stop browsing over at You Can Make This. When I told you all that it's my new favorite place--well, I meant it. Anyway, for about a year now I've owned a yard of the coolest material. It's chalk cloth that I ordered from Denver Fabrics but I have since heard that you can get it at Hancock's. About 6 weeks ago, I joined an AWESOME fabric co op. I have since spent my life savings there and, in the mean time, I managed to get hold of some of the Michael Miller Lolli Dot laminated cotton. I've been all giddy trying to figure out what I would do with it. Then I remembered the chalk cloth, then I remembered all the cool stuff over at You Can Make This, then I ordered this. And then I made this:

Mine is a little different than the one over at you can make this. The dimensions are a little more rectangular and I used a different technique to hold the chalk but all in all it's the same deal. I used some oilcloth around the edges--I purchased it when I ordered the chalk cloth. This sweet little placemat/chalk mat is a gift for one of Lillian's best buddies in the whole world. Maybe I'll find the patience to make another one for Lil. I would love to see your oilcloth or laminated cotton or chalk cloth creations!


Anonymous said...

Hey I saw your notein the coop, went toflicker and landed here. Just let me say...WOW! You are very talented!
I love it!!! I have had my eye on these and hope that that wonderful fabric coop can get some of the moda chalk cloth!!! This and the dress are gorgeous.

Whitney of lilli tutu said...

Thanks so much, Heather! I hope to get more chalk cloth too:)

April said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the colors- too cute!

bLaSk said...

First I must say Wonderful, your additions to the pattern have made me go and purchase!!! I have been complaining that I can't get my two yr old to sit still for more than a minute, HELLO this is the answer!!!
Second, You're not the only one that checks daily on I love the site and check it almost hourly to see what others have made.. but hey that can remain our little secret right, it's not like it is posted on the internet or anything!!!
Keep up the beautiful work!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Now I gotta go check out this site!

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Mandi said...

I love that!! That fabric is one of my favorites, and your creation is great! Hehe, I love that site too, it's awesome!!!