March 15, 2010
Felt like creating again...been in a little slump. Here are two projects I have been wanting to complete. These fingerless gloves meant for my aunt (who now lives in Florida), and this linen bucket with tattered roses. I am pleased with how they turned out. In particular, I will be making more of theses fabric buckets. It is a great way to use up some of the beautiful fabrics and trims that have amassed in my studio, aka, craft storage facility! They are terrific for storing yarn, projects and many other things. I love that they stand up alone, but you can fold them up if you need to. These will end up in my Etsy store soon, I will let you know when I have an update.
Spring has begun to show up around here, slowly. I thought it would be a good idea to make a few pillow covers for the family room and lighten up the space. The walls are cozy and warm in the fall and winter, but in the spring and summer I like to bring in a little green.
Here is a start. The ubiquitous (at least around our house, Mr. B. collects them) "elephant" pillow for "his" chair. Thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the lovely print. I used an iron transfer sheet on the muslin torn strip and simply stitched around it in heavy black thread, onto the green cotton print background, with my machine. I made it removable for washing by giving it a sham back. One down six to go. The rest will be different prints and solids. I have been inspired by some of the Pottery Barn and Anthropologie pillows I have seen.
Do you like the little burlap and lace belt I made for my PB lamp?
I have had the vintage belt buckle for a while. It is not permanent...it really is just a belt! In case, you know, I change my mind.
Graphics Fairy, came together as a small tack board. The print was iron transferred to the linen and I used spray adhesive to attach it to foam core. Tacks were made from vintage buttons. It hangs just above the table. They will love it!
Posted by Roseanna Bogley at 5:19 PM