Sunday, August 14, 2011
I cut and stitched all of these little sea creatures from felt and embroidery floss. I added round pieces of felt in varying shades of blue as "bubbles" to each string to balance the weight. I painted the dowel rods aqua, and then finished each creature off with some sparkle glaze. I had a lot of fun making this mobile, and it was on a day when I really needed to stay off my feet.
I bought way too much felt, but eh, it's only .34 per sheet. The embroidery floss in a variety of bright colors was about $2. I could have used free chopsticks from T. Jin's, but I splurged on a .59 dowel rod. Everything else I already had: glue, thread, needle, paint, scissors, sparkle glaze, and jewelry elastic. I spent about $7 total, and these sell for $78 each on etsy all day!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
OK, so I have a wall I call the blank wall because so far I have not decided on what to do over there. It is the wall with the double French doors, so there's about 20" between the doors and the built-ins on the right side, and there's about 40" to the left side. I don't want to extend the mural around the room, so I'm trying to decide between growth chart, painted wooden shelving, and maybe a piece of vertical canvas artwork. If I do all three it might begin to look too crowded. I already have the small wooden shelves, but they do need paint. I can whip up a coordinating growth chart in a few days. I saw this idea for an impressive vertical canvas piece and fell in love!Marimekko Kaiku fabric!
Marimekko long repeat fabric made into the large vertical wall art above the rocking polar bear mimics a colorful contemporary Finnish landscape. The client took the fabric and wrapped it around a canvas frame. It is stunning, and I would love to paint something similar to be hung on the right side of the French doors. This could be a project for later since I am now just weeks from delivering.
Here is all I have on the blank wall so far:
Thursday, August 4, 2011
This is Caya Coyote Bowman. Lately, Caya has been joining me in Walter's nursery to keep me company and show her support! I almost stepped on her once due to my 35 week pregnant belly and her amazing camouflage. She's right there with me as I am putting on the final touches daily. She was looking at my belly with complete wonder last night! I'm not sure if she has any idea of what is coming our way or not.