Still working away down in the studio. It is so gorgeous outside today, the birds are chirping and gives me hope of spring soon to arrive. It is inspiring and invigorating to have the sun streaming through into the studio today.
I should be getting my space at the Root Cellar any day now so I am trying to get some stock of items for the space. Today I am making a set of cloth napkins and cloth coasters.
I am sewing away trying to be productive but also keep my mind off of my Yudu that should be arriving today. I am so excited to try it out and get some throw pillows and flower sacks screen printed!
Yesterday while shopping for some supplies I happened down the painting aisle. I have tried painting with acrylics in the past and never really got the hang of it. So when I saw the watercolors I thought what the heck, I will give it a try. Hmmm we we will see how this turns out. I got some fun new supplies to play with, but I am not promising anything spectacular.
Even though painting with acrylics never turned out how I wanted I did find it very therapeutic. It was so relaxing and fun…. So if nothing more that’s how water colors will be for me. I will just keep the masterpieces tucked away hahahah
Happy Thursday everyone!
New visitors in the studio…. We put a fish tank in our sons room because he wanted it sooooo bad. Well yesterday he decided that he just needed more room and wants to re-arrange his room and no longer wants the fish. So I made room in my studio for them. Figured it would entertain the cat and maybe keep her out of thread, and also add a little tranquility down here…. So that’s what we did. Moved the whole thing last night….
I have a lot of projects to start and finish up in the next couple of days. Having a space at The Root Cellar is both exciting and nerve racking. I know it is my space and I can put as little or as much as I would like in there, but I just keep stressing about having enough stuff. I think my nerves will calm once I get in there… At least that’s what I am counting on..
I did finish some kitchen towels the other night. Added some fabric and Rick rack for some pizazz, these will go in the Root Cellar space. I think they are really cute. I am sure I will end up making some for myself!
Have wonderful Wednesday! I am off to the studio to hopefully be very productive!!
2013, wow where did last year go! It flew by so fast! I am so excited for this year and all the new and exciting adventures to come. I have a lot going on in the studio, getting ready for my space to open at The Root Cellar, exciting new things for my etsy shops as well as planning new gardens for our yard and last but not least giving our home a face lift.
I have always been the one doing projects on our home, but the other day we got a Ballard Designs catalog in the mail and my husband says “I think we should redecorate” WHAT!? Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor. He says we should add more color and do a more shabby chic ( his words were “that shabby style thing you like”) so off to Lowes we went. We picked out a bunch of paint samples and I have to say I am just giddy with excitement! Lots of new changes in this new year and I can’t wait!
Our pile of paint samples
The Catalog that sparked the inspiration…..
Hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Years! Happy 2013!
I have been having this urge lately to screen print and play around with fabric paints. So I tried a few methods and finally just made my own version of getting the look I wanted. I cut out images from my cricut and then used masking tape to tape them to the flour sacks. Then I used a sponge and dabbed on the fabric paint until it was as dark as I wanted. And presto, here is how they turned out.
I have done some reading online about the yudu screen printing system. And after a few thousand discussions with my husband, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I placed my order today from amazon and am very anxiously awaiting it’s arrival next week. I will be sure and post about it when it arrives!