Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fabric covered books and a lil Spring

I hope every ones week is going well. Just wanted to share my project for this Wednesday. I have been wanting to make some of these fabric covered books. Over the weekend, I went to an antique shop and picked up these books and thought they would make great craft projects. Besides they were next to nothing for the price and couldn't pass that up. I used Chars tutorial over at The only thing different that I did was left off the pocket because I wanted to display these closed.
Here they are after I finished covering them. I used blue fabrics that have been coffee stained to give them a very prim look.
Here they are after I wrapped them in cheesecloth. Think I might get some of those hang tags that are stained to hang on the cheesecloth just to add a little more interest...... and here they are displayed in my dry sink.
Thanks Char for another great tutorial. I have also been doing some spring decorating around the house this week. I took my snowmen down a couple of weeks ago and everything looked so bare. I know it's a little early but nothing wrong with making it feel like spring in the house. Especially since it's been so cold and yucky outside. It kind of lifts the ole spirit to see new things. So go ahead and pull out the bunnies and flowers. Put a little spring in your life.Oh BTW, another project this week are the eggs you see in the picture. I just used paper mache eggs from Hobby Lobby and painted them and stained them to make them look old.
Well I hope everyone has a great rest of the day and week.
Until next time,


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

and the winner is....

Kim at theprim schoolmarm. Kim I tried to email you and it was sent back to me. Get in touch with me and I will send out your magazines ASAP. Just go to my profile to get my address.Thanks to everyone that follows my blog and for all the nice comments. Have a great day!