Hi. We are so excited to have you join us today for our stop on the Sew Americana Blog Tour. It such a perfect time of year to explore and celebrate all the details that make America so great! I am an American history junkie and I love the 4th of July! That being said I have very little in the way of home decor because I always find our family traveling around this time of year.
So sticking with tradition, I decided that I needed a few more small items to add to my table decorations. As a child I remember helping my grandmother fold up her freshly pressed table linens & napkins and place them with tenderness, in drawer after a special family meal. Those sweet memories have caused me to LOVE cloth napkins and use them regularly in my home. So, I went to my favorite online fabric store… aka PHAT QUARTERS and picked out my favorite blue print, and my favorite red print. The winners were:
The problem is Cheri is amazing with her little trinkets and embroidery thread…..me…?…not so much. I can, however use scissors, fusible interfacing, and fabric scraps from my new napkins to play around with my vision! So I went at it and added a little Americana, in the form of Uncle Sam, to my modern Art Gallery Buck fabric. The result is what I like to call…. Uncle Buck! (ha ha ha I crack myself up!!!)
I have plans to add more details to my Uncle Buck this summer, but only time will tell if I can come even halfway close to what Cheri can do. But seriously, how fun is this guy!
I love him and he makes my kids giggle every time they look up at him. My sons favorite part is the bow-tie and he is begging for his own. Lucky for him I still have some scraps left over. So, in the end, my 4th of July Table Scape is a fun mix of vintage Americana with a twist of Modern fun!
I hope you have enjoyed your time with us today! Be sure to check out the other stops on this great tour that Katy of Thread & Grain has put together. See you next time.
Monday, June 27
Wild & Wanderful | Sew and Tell Project | Call Ajaire
Paisley Roots | Wally and Grace
Tuesday, June 28
Sew Thrifty | Coles Corner and Creations | Rebel & Malice
Friends Stitched Together | The Wholesome Mama
Wednesday, June 29
Sewing by Ti | EYMM | HattieLu Handmade
Daydream Believers | PenSebRox | Handmade Boy
Thursday, June 30
Beatnik Kids | Phat Quarters | Sew Starly | Sew Sophie Lynn
The Kisses Co. | Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Friday, July 1
Very Blissful | That’s Sew Kari | Sew Happily Ever After | Pear Berry Lane
Mae and K | Musings of a Seamstress | Sew and Tell Project
As a special bonus for our readers, use the code ‘ SEWAMERICANA ‘ and enjoy a 20% discount at www.THREADandGRAIN.com You’ll find a ton of maker-inspired goodies!
(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)