More hand-lettering! I’m working on some printables that will hopefully be coming soon.
Obviously I’ve added backgrounds to a couple of these, but they are all drawn by hand.
There are a few of these available for purchase online here.
I made this for a friend’s nursery, which was cowboy-themed. It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to use bandanas. (Crafting for boys is hard.)
This one can be a bit time consuming. I got the idea from an old project, which you can see here (or you can click here to see the original inspiration for that one). For this though, I didn’t want to pull out the sewing machine.
Paint (in a background color of your choice) + brush
1. Begin by painting you canvas a solid background color, unless you plan to cover the entire thing in fabric. In that case, continue on!
2. Start laying out your fabric pieces. I did this in sections, although that can be frustrating when I wanted to overlap pieces that I’ve already attached, but I thought it would be too hard for me to lay the whole thing out and get it attached properly. I tried to use a bit of each fabric pattern in each section when I could.
3. Attach your pieces! Some sections I glued and some areas I sewed. Obviously, it’s hard to sew the pieces on around the frame, so I didn’t even attempt it there. I doubled up on the thread in different areas to make it show up better. On this piece, I cut some strips of fabric and poked some holes along one side (underneath a long fabric strip so the holes wouldn’t show) and looped them through to tie knots. As a finishing touch, I knotted some twine around the finished piece.
Anyone else tried anything like this? Let me know how it turned out!
I like the little details. I’ve gone on a many a photo day and tried to describe a scene to someone only to realize I didn’t take any wide shots. Just the details.
I made a point to try and take some this time, but I ended up liking the detail pics better anyway. So there’s that.
Last week, Laura (of afrugalchick) spent a day wandering Williamsburg. We spent the morning wandering Colonial Williamsburg; I don’t have all of my pictures edited yet, but here are a few of them.