Here is our resident Senorita. My parents-in-law have been in Europe for the past few months. Today in the post Martha received this flamenco dancers' costume from Spain.
Our rennovations are going on still.
I painted our green wall white last weekend, Mr G was most happy as he is the resident painter and was delighted that I picked up the roller.
Now I for the change in decor.
And I have been stuck. I challenged myself NOT to spend $$$$$ and to see what I could scrounge, up-cycle, recycle and repaint.
Hunting around my "storage", I found a whole bolt of red ticking that I bought many years ago and promptly changed my mind because it was to boring. Obviously I am pretty boring these days because I got thinking.
Thinking French, thinking Scandinavian, thinking simple, thinking frugal.
I consulted Google, because after all who makes any kind of decision without doing so, and became inspired with something that has NEVER interested me, Shabby Chic. Yes, I am nervous about this but what the heck!
I made this cushion, I have been making fabric flower brooches by the dozen lately and it has lent its way to the cushions. A few of Aunty June's really really vintage buttons, a bit of saddle stitch and done What do you think? The second one should be ready tomorrow.
As I said I have been obsessed with making fabric flower brooches. I love using some of my really old buttons that I have been hanging onto, some for decades!
I used a 1970's girls wrap skirt pattern to make this for Martha. I also made a matching flower brooch for her too!
And finally I got some time to make a card or two.
Well that is my week so far. My "lighting up" project will continue - I am now trying to lighten me up and have started a serious exercise regime ugh! Will post more over the weekend I hope as there are lots of things in the pipeline including a softie for a swap I entered so pop on back over the weekend!
Hope you all have lots of fun and crafting planned!