I thought it would be fun to show art from my classroom once a week. Here is a drawing based on our annual "Gold Rush Days".
Thursday, March 22, 2012
My sister gave me this box a few years back and I loved it but wasn't sure how I wanted to use it. I stained it green and added some fabric and "stuff" to the top and I put all my nails, screws, and gadgets in it. It sits right next to my tool box so I am prepared for any project that comes my way.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I found this lamp and it needed a lampshade. I took an old lampshade and cut the fabric off it. I sewed pieces of lace, strips of stamped canvas and any pretty materials I had laying around onto the lampshade. I attached a couple of tiny gator clips, a chipboard letter, a picture and a few other odds and ends. Here we have it, an "old" improved lamp.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I had a little time today, and I had 2 pretty bags that some sheets came in, and I thought they were too pretty not to re-use. I cut and sewed the bags so they were flat. Then I put a plastic insert on the front of the bags. I have 2 stitching projects I am working on, so I put a copy of the projects in each of the inserts. Next I put the fabric project on a hoop, a neeldle case with the coordinating embroidery floss and some little sewing scissors into the bags. Now the projects look pretty, they are organized and ready to go!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I have been stitching away my Spring days. I am very happy when I have a needle and thread in my hands. I like to stitch sayings on linen and sometimes add it to a fabric collage. The older I get the more words mean to me. Here are a few of my little Spring Samplers.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I think a girl needs her own tool box. You need a hot glue gun, glue, hammer, screw drivers, sand paper, drill, sander, E6000 glue, etc. You need these tools to be handy and to be yours. (That way if you don't put them back or you break them only you will know!!) I love having my tools right there in a box where they are ready to go!! Another day I will show you my cute box where I keep nails, screws, etc.