Last week I decided to try and clean off my coffee table. WELL... I'm here to tell ya, that didn't last long! You would not believe the "treasures" I unearthed by moving stuff around. :-) So, instead of throwing away, I spent this weekend making things from some of the stuff I found ON THE COFFEE TABLE! I think I'll take this week to share some of the things I made... (Trash to Treasure)
Today, since it is Brag Monday over on "The Graphics Fairy" I'll share what I did using one of her graphics.
A while back I did a blog on printing on fabric. Of course, my first attempt failed! I forgot to change the setting from landscape to portrait so it printed off the edge. NATURALLY! But, I don't throw things out very easily so I still have that failed attempt....I was planning on trying to wash it to see how it did...but that hasn't happened yet. ANYWAY, I decided to use a couple of pieces from it:
I made a burlap flower... you know the kind... circles folded in half then accordion folded two times. I made a button using a small circle cut from the messed up print job, glued that inside a bottle top and glued that into the center of the flower.
Then I made a small pin cushion using a bottle cap and the larger circle cut from the fabric. I made several different pin cushions this weekend so I'll show that tomorrow.
And I made it all without leaving the sofa!!! EVERYTHING I needed was RIGHT THERE!!! OK, I did have to move around the sofa to make the button but that is literally 2 feet behind where I sit on the sofa. PITIFUL!
Here are a couple more flowers I made because they are so fast and easy. I'm not too certain what I'm going to do with them... they'll probably sit around here for a couple months and a light bulb will go off :-). Actually, I have a customer that has 50 burlap potato sacks to use and she wants me to come up with some ideas... so, here's one.