This summer has been one of very little creative time in the studio or sewing room. Mostly because I am busy doing other projects outside the home and my volunteer work in the community.
When I do sit down to make something I have a general idea but definitely no plan or pattern. Sometimes my finished result is nothing at all like I had in mind when I began.
Here are some home decor fabric samples I pulled out of the closet.
First I serged some wool felt to the backs of the fabrics. I like the feel of the two fabrics together. And wool felt is so easy to work with as it never frays like fabrics can do.
I am also a saver of previous year calendars. There is something so intriguing about the pages that are not the little daily blocks. Here is one of the calendars I pulled from the stack. The colors and words really speak to me. The pages are quite thin however I can work with that.
Here I am embellishing my serged edges with lace. I love lace. There can never be too much lace for my liking. I prefer finished edges over shabby rough edges. Personal preference only. There certainly are lots of shabby chic things I adore.
Here is the brocade side with some more lace and now some buttons added. This lace is not really this white...much more creamy ecru that blends better with the vintage fabric look.
Here is a photo of using the calendar pages. I made a signature of papers and used the beautiful calendar as the front and back. I actually glued two calendar pages together so it was beautiful on both sides of the front and back, inside and out.
And here is what I ended up with after completing my little project. This is not what I had originally been thinking of however I am thrilled with the results of my time spent being creative. This simple journal is sitting here on some coordinating colored mat board for wrapping and mailing purposes.
When you sit down to create do you begin with a plan or do you let the project come to you?
Our weather is wonderful and Summer is blissful. I am winding down my month of July. Now I shall go get busy on lots of tasks I wish to accomplish. My list is long yet my desire to create is greater...