Friday, February 20, 2009

New Project ! Great Day!! House box!!








Started a new project yesterday, patio door curtains and throw pillows made from a 9 x 12 canvas dropcloth. I also have enough to make a smock for myself to wear in my studio to protect my clothes. I got the idea for the curtains from "The Feathered Nest" and have written her to thank her for this great idea. I have finished the curtains and the pillows but have not hung the curtains yet, Soon as I hang them I will take a picture. The dropcloth contained 12 yards of fabric and after washing in a cup of fabric softener added to the load, and dried ,it is soft and beautiful , looks a lot like linen. And has an unusual drape and came out with very few wrinkles. I tore all the edges and am going to leave them except for the hem for the rod pocket. I sewed that on the machine. What a great project to get my family room ready for spring.
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here is the picture of the artist's smock I made of that same fabric. Just slip it on over your clothes. Tell me if you like it. The curtains are not quite ready for picture taking.
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Red and blue challenge for PID yahoo group. 5x7.
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House Box with PID images. added awnings and flowers .

5 comments:

Aimeslee said...

Hi, Betty. I've enjoyed looking at your pretty creations. Love the tag tute and those canvas cloth goodies are yummy, too.

xoxo,
Aimeslee

paperqueen said...

Love your red and blue piece. In fact, love everything you do. You are one very talented woman!
Eileen

Lori Z. said...

Love the smock! I'd be tempted to splatter it with paint on purpose!

Lynn said...

Your house is just lovely, and I love your pillows too :)

Max said...

What a super looking smock. You did great on this one. Using canvas material is something I would never have thought of, thank you for the great idea! All your work is so creative.