The first project was making some little birds to hang from our dining room light. I found the tutorial here. The project was quick and easy and I loved the results. Normally I would use the pages from an old Sherlock Holmes book that I have for crafts, but I can NEVER find it when I need it, so I pulled out some old magazines and used them instead. This means that instead of having type on both sides of the birds I have type on one side and pictures on the other. It's nice because it adds some colour!
The second project I made was a burlap banner for the dining room. I wanted to decorate a bit for Thanksgiving this weekend and I thought the burlap was nice for fall. It was a very simple project. First I cut out some little pennants and pressed them. Then, I strung them onto some cream coloured cotton yarn using a yarn needle. I hung one string in the dining room window and the second across the back of our cupboards.
I like the way the light looks through the burlap over the window. Our dining room looks a little more fun now and ready for some guests!