I've been a lazy blogger. I have a good excuse I guess.....I've been working on my own little piece of heaven. No more crafting in the dark stinky basement. I moved all my stuff upstairs into my sons old bedroom! It's still a work in progress and probably will never be "done"
The walls are 1970's paneling that we painted white. How do you like my storage? The blue shelf was left in my basement by the previous residents. I just spray painted and distressed it. The Big blue contraption on top is my scissor and marker storage. It's supposed to be for utensils at a fast food place I think.
The wooden carrier on the right was purchased at a yard sale for $1.50! It has holes drilled into it....i think to hold screwdrivers. It's perfect for paintbrushes.
here is the shelf before I painted it-
It's just a cheap dirty shelf from the 70's...I would have thrown it away a week ago...but now it's got a new life!
The two beautiful books on my shelf are from Dede....One is the Valentine Fat book I participated in and the blue one n the right is one she sent to me last year when I was starting my journaling! I love and treasure them both!
I've been planting a LOT of flowers....lots I grew from seed, but still had to go out and buy more. I ran out of planters and beds! I had this old bamboo-ish looking tray/stand. I had planned on using it for some other project back in the fall...and never got around to it. I left it out and it rusted. I actually like the way it weathered.
I taped off the edges so I could save the patina and spray painted it...
This is my spray painting "station" in my back yard!
This old frame for a mirror was free. I took it thinking I'd make an "inspiration board". It was missing it's emblem in the middle at the top. I found the perfect one in a junk box and sprayed the whole thing pink. It's been sitting in my basement since November. I finally got to hang it!
The collage hanging in the middle happened purely by accident. I was working in the dark dirty basement...I was in a raunchy mood...so I decided for the sake of my family's safety I better stay down there for a while. My husband sent me a message on the printer (it's kept in the basement) he was trying to set it up to be wireless. Computer upstairs...printer downstairs...ANYWAY...I heard the printer fire up and something was printing while I was down there. I looked over and he'd printed out a note..."Perry Loves Robin!!" so it made me smile. You know the saying "If mama aint happy....nobody's happy?"....I'm just sayin.......So I grabbed it and started playing with some new watercolor crayons I got. I thought I'd make it kind of high schoolish and cut it into a heart...just because. It kept evolving and in the end I put a picture of my husbands great grandfather at the top of it. It has an UNBELIEVABLE resemblance to my husband...it's really weird! (he never knew his great grandfather) so I foofed it up and it's the first thing I hung in my new art room!
I found this really neat "book of days" it's really old. So I tore out the page for that date...May 29 and collaged right on top of that. After being creative I was in a MuCh better mood....so my family is probably safe until about oh....June 29th or so.....
I also made this skirt.....I cut an old pair of jeans off right below the pockets....and I added the vintage pink material to make the skirt part. The pink fabric was a bedskirt that I fell in love with a few years ago but never had a bed to use it on.....I was saving it for SOMETHING but didn't know what........
See that lace on the bottom? I was doing laundry the next day after I made the skirt and the lace from the top of my sheet started to rip off. I impulsively just tore it all the way down off the sheet before it went into the machine...and I thought..HEY! This can go on my skirt! So I'm a little like Scarlett O'Hara, using bedskirts for clothes and sheets for trims!
I really like to sew...but not from complicated patterns where pinning is involved! Not one pin was used in the making of this garment!
I've always LOVED the Rachel Ashwell Union Jack flags...but who could afford that!? I whipped up my own little pillow using scrap fabrics from my rag garlands......and some muslin fabric I had. Now I want to make a hundred of these.....
Saturday was such a terrific day! My sister and I took our mom to an antique mall. We forced her to try on vintage clothes and hats. She was the only one tiny enough to fit into those tiny clothes! I wish I'd taken my camera! It was lots of fun!
I hope you have a wonderful week........I'm looking forward to shopping and spending time with some blog friends that are coming into town! I'll have LOTS of pictures to share next weekend!