Friday, April 8, 2011

Da Doo Run Runner

Hello, Dear Ones! First, I want to thank you all who came to my The Heart of the Home - Favorite Cupboard Party. I hope you had as much fun peeping into each others cupboards as I did! If you didn't get to view all the wonderful cupboards just click on The Heart of the Home link above and it will take you there. You all made me feel so special with your sweet comments on my pantry. We will do this again next if you'd like.

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Okay, I wanted to show you a table runner I made. I was going through my fabric stash and found a sweet toile fabric and wanted to mess with it. So I did...made a table runner.

I must tell you when I decided to make a table runner that old song from the 1960s kept running through my tiny head 'Da Doo Run Run'. Did you ever wonder what that meant? Well, I did. But I'll just keep my tiny opinion to myself, if you know what I mean! Now I'm getting off the subject.:)


Here's the fabric I used ~ a creamy background with a light goldy brown for the pattern. Oh, the red and white toile is my ironing board cover!

Now Da Doo Run Runners are so individual, you can make them any size you want. So, I measured and cut to fit my dining room table. This was a thin cotton fabric so I decided to line it to give my Da Doo Run Runner a little more oomph! Here you can see I've laid the toile over the liner fabric and pinned to cut. No tiny dainty creamy fingers were hurt in this process. Don't you love my little pin cushion? These little Chinese guys are saying, " Hang on! It's gonna be a bumpy ride!" How do I know they said this? Well, Dear Ones, I heard them! :)


I wanted to have two rows of ruffles on each end of my Da Doo Run Runner so I cut four strips (two strips are wider than the other two) I wanted the wider ruffles to be on the ends. I'm so talented like that, you know! ;) I just doubled the width of the runner for my ruffle strips. Now I don't particularly like raw edges and little strings hanging off my ruffles so I cut my strips using Pinking Shears. No raveling! :) Did I tell you how talented I am? :)


I ironed my ruffle strips and then used a basting stitch on my sewing machine to sew a straight line right down the center of the strips. I took my dainty fingers and pulled very gently one thread and before my most gorgeous peepers a ruffle began to appear. I adjusted my ruffles to fit the ends of my Da Doo Run Runner, pinned them in place and sewed again down the center of each strip. Make sense?

Next I took my toile fabric and lining fabric and pinned them right sides together and sewed it up on three sides like a pillow case, leaving one end open. I then turned my Da Doo Run Runner right side out and pressed it so gently as to not burn my most tiny dainty fingers! :) Whew~ Made it.

Then I ironed the raw ended side under a bit and top stitched it closed. I also top stitched the other end. See the double rows of ruffles?

Ta Dah! Here is my finished Da Doo Run Runner on my dining room table looking so pretty and frilly. Oops, you don't see that crooked edge, do you? No, no, Nannette, you do not! :) As you can see, I poked down Springness and bunnies. Again, I'm so talented like that. I do hope you know I'm kidding! :) Just sayin'...

There you have my Springy Da Doo Run Runner sitting on my table.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ guess what it's going to be? :)

Da Doo Ron Ron (I say Da Doo Run Run)

I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Somebody told me that his name was Bill
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes, my heart stood still
Yes, his name was Bill
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Knew what he was doin' when he caught my eye
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
He looked so quiet, but my oh my
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes, he caught my eye
Yes, my oh my
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Picked me up at seven and he looked so fine
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Someday soon, I'm gonna make him mine
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes, he looked so fine
Yes, I'll make him mine
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
~ sung by the Crystals



53 comments:

  1. Shelia, this is very pretty, I just love it! And It was so nice of you to host the Heart of the home..a lot of work too...thanks. :D

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  2. Wonderful creation and love the ruffles.

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  3. Pickle that is so pretty...you make me want to learn to sew! lol I love anything done in toile...I think I may have that same fabric in my closet..love that you put the little ruffle on the ends like that...love ya sweetie...Picket

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  4. ...fabulous toile fabric and ruffles, what is not to love about this???!
    xo, Rosemary

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  5. Pickle this Toile is just beautiful and I love your ruffle runner you made your very good with a needle my sweet friend..Love ya..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  6. Shelia, what a lovely fabric & elegant creation you whipped up! You will never cease to amaze me with your creativeness ... those iddy biddy dainty fingers are very talented.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    FUN NEW GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

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  7. Oh Shelia, your ruffled runner turned out so pretty! LOVE the fabric!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  8. How pretty! You did a great job and used such pretty fabric...light and pretty for Spring! I think I'll sing that song to my hubby now! Thanks! heehee! ♥

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  9. Hmmmm...I wonder if Da Do Run Run is the prerunner to the song - I think We're Alone Now???

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  10. Hello sweet lady,
    Your runner is beautiful! I adore toile, I was just over at Carolyn's at Aikens House and Gardens and was admiring her toile.
    Thanks for the tutorial, it is always nice to see how others sew things up.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  11. Very pretty and what a nice tutorial on how to make one! Thanks for sharing
    Sherry

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  12. It is beautiful, Shelia! I da-doo remember that song too. I couldn't come up with anything for your cupboard party. But I'm thinking of taking the doors off some of my kitchen cabinets (if the husband doesn't have a fit) and maybe I can pretty them up for the next one. I da-doo love the way you write! You are a special blogger.
    Brenda

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  13. Oh Shelia I just LOVE that runner!! Heck I love your ironing board cover!! Martina

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  14. That is so pretty! The ruffles make a good place for your darling gdau to hide her jelly beans. Oh wait, yes, she will!
    Sorry I didn't join your party. I took pics, but I just couldn't post my plain old pantry, too boring. I visited a lot of the party girls though!

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  15. The ruffles make it!
    Now say "ruffle runner" ten times, really fast! LOL!

    xoxo
    Andie

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  16. I love it, Shelia! It's so neat!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  17. Sheila, that is so pretty. Love the ruffles. You even have a toile ironing board cover? Of course you do!

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  18. Love it Shelia! It turned out really pretty.
    I'm very partial to toile.
    The song brought back memories.

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  19. Hi Shelia, I am in Atlanta doing an antique show with my sisters. I left on Weds. Thanks for fixing the links. I am still trying to visit the kitchens but this is the first time I have been on my computer to visit since Tuesday night, except for a few minutes to let my blogging friends know that I am in Atlanta and busy. The first day of the show was yesterday and it was slow. We went to bed early last night and now I am up EARLY visiting you. smile.I will be back home on Sun. night.

    Your runner is lovely. I do love the fabric. I always want to do more sewing but never seem to get it going. Good job.

    Your kitchen party was awesome.
    Love, Jeanne

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  20. Lovin' that pretty springy fabric Sheila! The ruffles are fun too-enjoy:@)

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  21. I SO remember that song and the Crystals!! I'm not positive, but I THINK they also did He's So Fine, which was my favorite...

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  22. Sweet table runner Shelia! And, I used to love that song back in the day when I was but a babe, I mean teenager. I loved singing harmony with the Crystals on the radio. We'd pick up WABC and WRKO up here to get all the latest hits :-) Great memories. Have a super day. Pamela

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  23. I am more familiar with the Shaun Cassidy version but man would I like to meet this runner on a Monday. My heart has indeed stood still. :)

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  24. Your runner is so pretty, Shelia! I love toile and paired with the ruffles it turned out beautifully!

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  25. That is one gorgeous runner Sheila! I love the fabric and I love the ruffles!
    Happy Weekend my friend,
    Cindy

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  26. Hi Shelia, have been visiting you for a while and have just become a follower. I love your cupboard party, actually if we were neighbors I would rent that empty shelf! xo,

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  27. Dang..did that ever turn out cute!!! Anything to do with a needle and thread scares me. (I DO NOT sew)
    and I love the old songs....I have that song in my IPod

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  28. Hi Shelia! I absolutely adore this runner! Anything with toile is right up my alley and this is gorgeous. Thank you so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  29. What a gorgeous table runner. I love the fabric and those two rows of ruffles are wonderful. I would love one just like it! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  30. Shelia,
    This is really pretty! I love toile and this runner turned out great! Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  31. love it!
    those are just lovely!!!!!!!!!
    so simple and yet ...
    ...
    so pretty!
    take care,
    Rosa

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  32. Oh Shelia, my current post is how I have no talent for sewing or using any type of needle..I envy you lovley talented ladies who can take a slice of fabric and make it a work of art..this is beautiful. I love any thing lacy and ruffled..
    Awesome..

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  33. Hi there~ well goodness your da doo run runner is just darling! I love the toile and your sweet ruffle touches- it looks so charming on your table! Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

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  34. How fortuitous that I stopped by Note Songs just in time for your delightful rendition of a song about a boy named Bill! Impeccable timing is truly a gift. Like dainty fingers and gorgeous peepers! Just sayin' ;)

    Your da doo run runner IS darling, sweet Shelia! Only you (I think) would have a toile ironing board cover. Now that's ClASS with a capital C, ain't it?

    Sweetest regards,
    Bill

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  35. Toile is the prettest fabric that has ever been printed..... to me at least...I love it and I love your runner. I do have to say this is the first time I've seen it in this color.
    Nice table setting...cute rabbits and flowers.
    Trish

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  36. Hello Sheila! I love your Da Doo Run Runner! This is what I call art with from music from the heart. :) Your pin cushion is cute too. In my country, the tomato is the common design used for a pin cushion.

    Have a great weekend Sheila!

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  37. Oh that turned out so nice, I love the ruffles! What a good tutorial too :)

    ~Tricia

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  38. Oh that fabric is precious! And then you made it into ruffles, you outdid yourself! I'm in love lol. I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  39. I'm crazy, crazy for toile, & I love that creamy colorization. I really like the toile on your ironing board, too.
    CAS

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  40. Sew perfect for your dinning room! Super Cutesie!

    ~Liz

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  41. Oh Miss Shelia, your ruffled do dah run runner turned out beautiful! I love your choice of fabric and the ruffle you added.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  42. Good morning Shelia, I am back to thank you for your comment on PS. It is quiet here and I am the only one up. Again.

    It was another slow day at the show. Saturday should be busy. We are having a grand time no matter what the show does. I so love my sisters.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love, jeanne

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  43. I couldn't find the post about the Boost my

    Blog Friday Blog Hop, so I am leaving my note

    here....

    BLOG HOPping around - I am now a follower of

    your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM
    Krafty Max Originals

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  44. Hi Shelia! I'm swooning over your table runner, it is gorgeous! The little bunnies on the table are so cute too. Have a great weekend, Nan

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  45. aaaaww.. I love what you've done.. Its so so pretty!! Those bunnies are gorgeous!

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  46. Hi Sheila,
    This table runner is lovely! I think I need to make this for my Easter table too!
    I also went back to peek into everyone's cupboards and what fun that was, I hope you do the party again. I got so busy this past week (my first week back at work after being off 3 months) that I didn't even think about it until it was too late but would love to do it if you host again!
    Terry

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  47. Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! GREAT blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  48. Look at you, talented lady! The table runner is lovely.
    I enjoyed the "Pantry Party" though I just didn't have the time to get my own post together. Perhaps next time. But I sure have enjoyed visiting all the fabulous party posts. Thanks! ~ Sarah

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  49. The runner is adorable. I love the fabric you chose. You know that the song is stuck in my head now.

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  50. Sheila you are so talented. I could never in a million years make that. Looks perfect on your table.

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  51. You are so talented Shelia! I love the runner!

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  52. I simply love the table runner! Im a fellow lover of all things toile.....New to ur blog, Bonnie

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  53. Oh MOST DELICATE AND TALENTED ONE! Can you see me bowing deeply to you...yes...well...I am! Just pretend, ok??? :) Anyway..I am most impressed..but..my days of that sort of energy and ambition have long since ended.

    Not only is it just a cute as all get out, but the color you chose...is fabulous! Just so pretty and pert and Eastery (is..there such a word?) No matter! It is just the cutest and you MADE it! That makes it even cuter!!
    Hugs!

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