This was a quick and easy project. I found a mirrored window frame at the thrift store. I cut a piece of glass to fit where the mirror was and changed it out. I sanded the wood a little, painted a little flowerpot, added a little plant, and put a piece of fabric that I embellished behind the glass and it was done!
My sister Elaine treated my niece Shannon and I to a sign painting class in Prescott! My cousin Nora also joined in for this fun afternoon of painting. This was the first time I have used a stencil. It's a little trickier than it looks. I asked to take the stencil with me when we were done, even though it was ripped a little. I used part of the stencil to make a pillow on duck cloth. I am a jeep girl and decided to use a jeep on my pillow instead of a truck. Here is a little peek at both projects!
You can't get more feminine than this! Almost everything is vintage on this little bohemian stool. I combined a vintage needlepoint, wool flowers, hand-dyed lace, antique quilt pieces, a handmade tattered flower with a vintage pearl center, a couple of yoyo's, and I topped it off with an antique tassel.
You guessed it! It's on sale in my Etsy shop!
This Golden Wedding Ring Quilt will be for sale in my Etsy shop. I think it is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen. I was told these vintage quilts were made in the 1940's. It is in such great condition. There is some wear to bits of the fabric blocks but no holes, no stains and the quilting is beautiful. The back and binding are pink and there are little pops of color in the rings. It has been well taken care of, and I hope it will go to someone who loves it!
It's a beautiful day here in Arizona. It's finally below 80 degrees and there is a light rain. Oh how I love these days! I pulled out some stitching projects, put on some pretty music and I have been embroidering this morning. Some are new projects and some are things I have set aside for a day like today.
I finally did it! I took out the child's quilt top that I sewed the sides on upside down, and I fixed it! Then I got my batting and backing fabrics and secured them and now I'm ready to start quilting! Then I had the animal quilt top finished so I got the backing on it and it's ready to quilt. Oh, there's no stopping me! I had enough material to make another adventure quilt, so I sewed it together and it's ready to quilt! I was going to try my hand at machine quilting and I put the quilting foot on my machine and it didn't work. (It is probably me!) Oh well, it's a good thing I don't mind hand quilting. Wish me luck! I just tossed the quilts over the couch to take the pictures and they are not the best quality, but you get the idea.
I started working on this book right after I attended Art Unraveled. I was going to use fabric pages with images and sayings, but as I was assembling my pages I decided to just let the handwork speak for itself. The pages in my book are a mixture of my fabric collaged pieces and some vintage needlework. I created pockets in some of the pages to hold words, writing or keepsakes. Like a hidden treasure book!
I bought 2 kits to make these little button head dolls. What I didn't realize was that I had to hand paint the faces on the buttons. Yikes! These kits were so much harder than I anticipated. The next time I grab a kit I will look at the contents a little closer, especially before I buy two at $24.00 each. The display dolls were so cute, and I don't fault the pattern makers or kit preparers, I just want to caution you to do a better job than I did when thinking everything in the kit was ready to go.
I purchased a 6 pack of clear bottles from a Michael's store. I thought the bottles would be so pretty arranged in a wood box and filled with fresh flowers. I cut out the wood pieces and asked my mister how he would attach them. I was going to use wood glue and screws. He suggested wood glue and nails, and asked if I would like his help attaching everything together. It's not that I couldn't do this, but he really is better at this than I am. I needed this arrangement to be sturdy and I really learn more when I watch him. I like how this turned out and I really am thankful to have a husband who is kind enough to help me. You see, kindness works both ways.
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.