Monday, February 27, 2012

Button, button

I've wanted to do something to this effect for a while now. Thanks to my slightly unhealthy addiction to Pinterest I was itching to try some "button art". The problem with hanging things is that I need to find frames that don't cost tons. Hobby Lobby had an amazing sale on some painting canvases. I picked up a couple in sizes that I figure I could cover, glue things to, and use in other creative ways. I found a font where I liked the "C" and printed out a pattern and proceeded to arrange and hot glue different varieties of white, cream, grey, or clear buttons on it to form the "C". I fitted the fabric around the canvas and ta-da. Personalized wall hanging (which apparently seems to be the theme for this fabric).

Just to make sure, I know most of you received this fabric, but I had one not make it through the mail that I needed to resend. If yours didn't make it, I can send more.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Birthday Present for Ruth

I took the blank canvas and sent it through my printer. I've done this before and haven't had any problems (like ruining the printer).I use a temporary spray glue to attach it to a piece of copy paper. I kept the squares separate so many more grandchildren can be easily added.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Blank Canvas...

I took the idea of the "blank canvas" and went with it, so here it is my colored canvas.  I appliqued the owl onto the fabric, which was going to be the end, but something was missing!  After about a week of thinking and seeing the owl sitting on the counter, I had an idea, I would use a stencil, fabric paint, and a sponge to dress up the background.  It looks fine, I am not in love with it, but I will hang it on the wall in my daughter's room and I am sure it will grow on me.  For future reference put the paint on the fabric first, then do the applique...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just a note

Hey Everyone,

I just want you to know that the latest "blank canvas" marries well with my fabric which is next. So my project, which I haven't started yet, will use both fat quarters. I won't post it until after I mail it, and I won't mail it until half or more of you post your projects using the blank canvas... Unless you want it sooner so you can combine the two. Of course, I'm not telling you anything else about it, so you may not have a response. That's ok.