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That was the exciting news, not onto the more mundane ;-)
I have spent my week painting up a couple new fabric lines, but nothing I can show just yet. That means I really don’t have much to share from the past week, so I thought I’d share a few things I’ve been working on for the past month (or longer). Remember the post where I confessed to “faking” some of my colors? After that, I wasn’t sure if anyone would trust that what they were seeing on my blog was how it actually looked! I’m really not that good at Photoshop anyway, but is sure is fun. Sometimes experimenting with Photoshop just isn’t good enough. Sometimes I need to change the color of actual objects. Like these chairs, for example. I was so sick of how boring they were . . . .
Now, after a little red spray paint, they look like completely different chairs! The red is just what my porch needed to perk up the place a bit.
While I was at it, I also bought a can of yellow spray paint. I took some old terra-cotta pots that I had lying around, primed them, and then painted them yellow. It’s just like getting something new, without having to go shopping. It only took about 15 minutes, though I might have inhaled too many fumes to accurately know how much time it actually took.
All this “Photoshopping” got me in the mood to perk up a few other things too – like these sweaters. They were so dull and boring . . .
Now, after a little Rit dye, they are my two favorite colors.
And, as long as I was recycling, Joel helped me built this frame out of some old window trim. The window trim was white, so I used some of that red spray paint to make it a richer color.
Here’s a close-up of what’s in that new/old frame –
The wool applique is made using this foam pad, a long needle, and some wool.
I got the design for the applique from this book by the gals from Blackbird Designs–
It is the centerpiece in this quilt –
I started this project about three years ago, because I wanted to try wool felting. I never got around to finishing it and really didn’t know what to do with it. The red frame inspired me to finish it and now I have a fun new centerpiece for my mantel –
Plus – I love finishing up projects (almost as much as I love starting them!)
Have you finished any thing fun lately?