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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Berry Fun Saturday – A New Idea


I have had a great liking for strawberry motifs since I was around 11 years old.  I started “collecting” strawberry themed things then - some for my room, some for my hope chest.  I am working on a strawberry theme in my kitchen and have included a little in the dining room.  Some of you may remember my post about my old strawberry cookie jar.

I was poking around looking at strawberry things online and it occurred to me that it might be fun to mix up our Saturdays a bit and throw in some strawberry themed crafts and sewing projects.  I’ll give it a go and see how it works out.  Some of these will be things that I actually make myself, but probably a lot of them will be things I would like to make, or just a starting point for another idea.  I hope you enjoy my little side hobby.  (I have a niece who also likes strawberries, so I’m thinking at least she will find this interesting.)  :-)

For something pretty and easy I simply sewed strawberry ribbon onto a red hand towel that I use in the kitchen.  I pinned on the ribbon and sewed carefully down one side, removing the pins.  Then I sewed the other side.  Before I started sewing the ribbon on, I folded the ends under so that I could catch them as I sewed from the front, but I missed one side on both ends.  It was a simple matter of sewing them down by hand, though.  If you try this, make sure you use washable ribbon.


  1. I can see why you like strawberries - they are bright and cheery and I also like anything that falls into that category!! I love the idea of the ribbon on the towel.

    I might have to see if I can do an art Friday just for you:)))