Friday, September 28, 2012

How to Make Walls Happy

Give your walls art!  ;)

I'm kind of late posting this Friday, as I’ve been busy working!  I've been cutting and sticking and quilting and trimming like never before, as I’ve finally picked a date to open my Etsy store- October 10th!  I thought it was a fitting date, as it is the anniversary of me being a sole-proprietor, as you may recall (number 11 this time- was #10 really almost a year ago?  Crazy!). 

Anyhow, today I'm happy to present to you a sneak peek of a couple of items that are in store for the store (there are a couple more pictured on my Home Blog, too!).

As I’ve been collecting embroidery hoops for the major item in my store, I decided that it would be fun to also use them in a more conventional manner- wall art.  I’ve come up with a few fun designs, and since the sky is the limit, I’m sure I’ll come up with a few more in the months to come! 

First up, the pony design, of course!  She has a fairly straightforward design, though she did take a little longer than I'd anticipated (the first one is always like that!).  Still, I think she's pretty cute, and can see her in all sorts of colors!

Her 6" hoop was painted a robin's-egg blue using chalk paint, and it was sealed with local beeswax. 

Next up, the curled-up kitty design!  Yes, this one does resemble Jeanie… are you surprised?  But I shall do more cats in more colors & have fun mixing up the trims and such.  Her 9" hoop was rubbed with chalk and sealed with beeswax.  The bow is of vintage lace.

Okay!  That's all for now.  I've more work to do after I walk the dog and grab some dinner!   And stay tuned for more fun pictures next week!  I'm getting jazzed….


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