Ahh...the studio...one of my favorite rooms in my home. Mr. C designed and built this room just for me. It was once a part of the unfinished back part of the home. It technically is not a basement as it is on the ground floor of our home. It was all concrete and unfinished studs and not very pleasant. He transformed it into a beautiful place to spend time. This photo is of the biannual refinishing of the french door. Our weather is harsh here in the mountains and due to the snow, rain, sun and just general aging these doors need refinishing every other year. We have six exterior french doors and they are a ton of work with mega sanding to be done, priming and hand painting around each and every glass pane. Mr. C is really good at this however this is definitely NOT his favorite thing to do. He uses very expensive marine primer and paint to help it last better. It is all oil based and requires massive clean up. Thank you so very much Mr. C for keeping our home and this lovely studio so nicely.
Hmmm...what is this photo you ask? In my waste bin I spotted some wadded up clumps and did not recognize them. I normally have lots of paper and fabric scraps and even more packaging scraps in the container. Hmmm??? Cloth? Painted cloth! Stained cloth! Mr. C had thrown his used fabric pieces from the painting of the door and I found them. Hooray! Now to figure out the perfect use for them. The cloth is really quite interesting as it must have been one of the damask sheets I cut up for him long ago for rags in his workshop. No odor...very good. Not rough...very good. Oh to set these aside so as not to let him know I have retrieved them for crafting. *_* There are just some things I do that he will never understand.
I did manage to get this little cover made from wool felt. I do the three month tracker for my Weight Watchers lifestyle plan and this cover fits the tracker nicely. Actually our meeting has a Traveling Journal that goes home with someone different each week and this cover is for that tracker. I made one before and it lasted at least three or more months until it got a little sadly worn looking. This cover is dark purple and has the heart pocket with a beautiful purple butterfly sticker. I was thinking of inspiration for those choosing a WW lifestyle plan and a fresh beginning as butterflies represent.
What are you doing this lovely first weekend of Autumn? Our weather is much cooler and the leaves are falling fast. There is definitely change in the air. Autumn is the essence of change.
Blissful inspiration to each and every one...