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My Summer Project

by Al - May 24th, 2010.
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Each summer I create something new for my home. This summer, in anticipation of numerous outdoor picnics andΒ  barbecues, I decided to make some table cloth weights. These gems are functional and beautiful – they look perfect dangling from the end of my table cloth while keeping it in place.

Heart table cloth weight

I got a bit carried away – the ideas just kept flowing, so I made quite a few….

3 More T/C weights

I figured I would make some for my friends as well

Cobalt Blue

I think I will give these to Joan – she likes pink. I did this pattern for mother’s day last year and they were a big hit.

Pink Hearts

Sophia will love these – she likes the organic look,


I’ll keep these for myself,


Maybe I will do a give away to my friends in blog land – interested? let me know.



44 Responses to My Summer Project

  1. These are fabulous. I love the blue ones and the organic looking ones!

  2. Love your table cloth weights. They would really dress up a
    picnic table.

  3. Cute idea! Lots of different ways to change the look of these.

  4. I like these – fun, pretty, functional and with unlimited possibilities…

  5. These are adorable…..nothing utilitarian here. Great design!

  6. Wow, those are adorable! Thanks for the great idea!

  7. Jewelry for your table. How fun.

  8. What a cool idea! I’ve never thought of something like this, but it’s so logical and cute!!

  9. What a cool idea!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


  10. Ooh, definitely interested!
    Super cute- I might try making some πŸ™‚

  11. Table bling…how great! Love the blue and the hearts…and the pink…okay, all of them!

  12. What a great idea! I LOVE these! Beautiful AND useful! Gotta love that!

    Lou Cinda πŸ™‚

  13. Such a simple idea, but they really look fantastic! and would really dress up the picnic table! I need to find some spare time – so I can make some! WTG!!

  14. Really pretty, love the red!

  15. How clever, fun and fabulous!!

    Susan and Bentley

  16. Great idea, and beautiful excecution. I love them all!

  17. Very pretty!

  18. Love them you should for sure do a giveaway!

    Found you from LIfe in the Pitts

  19. What a great idea! So much fun!

    Happy Rednesday,

  20. Love this idea. So creative!

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

  21. Definitely the prettiest tablecloth weights I’ve ever seen! I never would have thought to just make my own. It’s such a great idea, because the ones I’ve seen are rather plain and boring. You’ve inspired me to try making my own!
    Happy REDnesday!

  22. I just found you on the Sew Can Do link-up party. Those table cloth weights are GORGEOUS! I spent once a whole summer looking for some that are at least kinda decent looking (not even pretty) and had no luck! Yours are amazing!

  23. I would not mind a giveaway. πŸ˜‰

  24. Great Idea and each set so different

  25. These are great! Thanks for sharing and helping to make this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Hope to see you again next week! Rory

  26. Those are beautiful! What a great idea! Yes, a giveaway would be wonderful!

  27. Wow! what a great idea! The reds are great. Actually, they are all great!

  28. Those are so pretty!!

  29. What a clever idea! I have seen something similar in catalogs but they weren’t this creative.

  30. Those are very beautiful!

  31. Very ingenuous and useful, plus pretty. So, that make a winner in my book! Lezlee

  32. I love it! Perfect for those windy days and those silly kids that like to elbow pull the tablecloths! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales~Party Time Thursday!

  33. These are Neat-o!

    Im a new follower
    hope you have an amazing weekend!


  34. You totally got carried away! But they turned out awesome.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts!

  35. Are you willing to make/sell any of those? How much are they? I’d love to order a set from you! They are gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  36. Great idea and gorgeous bead choices!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  37. Al, Once again I am impressed. I’ve only recently found your site and each visit results in finding something that I can’t wait to try out. Thanks.

  38. Those are adorable! I have to make some of those. πŸ™‚

    Following from Follow Me Friday. πŸ™‚ I hope you can visit and follow me as well!! Have a great weekend!

  39. The blue ones are just stunning.

    Thanks for popping by my blog, and thanks for the vote!

  40. I just went shopping for something like this yesterday but didn’t find anything. Didn’t think to make them myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. These are such a great idea – the last ones are my favorite! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.


  43. these are toooo cute.Where do you buy the gripper part? I just love these.

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