But aside from my busy celebration social life, I've been plugging away at one of my first projects! I've been, you guessed it, SEWING! My new machine is getting a workout!
I love the look of grainsack, but it's just not in the budget, so I'm substituting painters dropcloth,
paint, and some awesome Frog Tape! This stuff is amazing, by the way. Can you guess what it is by the shape of the fabric? By the way, before I use the dropcloths I wash them with detergent only. I throw in a dryer sheet, but don't use liquid fabric softener. I have a fear that they might get blue splotches. Some people bleach them for a different look, but I like the natural oatmeal color. Also, they will rip in a straight line, so it saves you on cutting. Not to mention, I don't do anything well in a straight line ;)
Cute huh?! I'm so excited about these. It's just 3 pieces of fabric and some grosgrain ribbon. If you want a more detailed explanation of their creation, I'll gladly give it, just email or comment. I've used dropcloths before, but never for this kind of project. But, I was on a roll! So, I couldn't stop there....
I am super happy with the end result. Believe me, it's just the beginning. You may have noticed that I have quite a bit of black furniture. I haven't decided how much of it I'm going to paint, but I'm definantly changing some of it over to a lighter color. I promise to keep you updated!
See you soon....