Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love me a fabric flower!!

I'm not sure when I got bitten by the Fabric Flower bug, but lately I'm obsessed. Luckily, there are a million tutorials on how to make them...here's an example.

Here's my first attempt:

And here's a "rosette" that I'm trying to finish...I need fabric glue, and I bought the wrong stuff :(

I literally woke up at 2am one night, and lay there obsessing. Finally by 3am I couldn't stand it anymore. I got up & browsed the internet, found a tutorial, and gave it a try with tissue paper.

I'm such a geek...I saved it :)

Now that I've made a couple, I have a new obsession...what can I do with them?? I've already bought some pins and barrettes, as they seemed the most obvious...but what I'd really like to do is make a bag, kind of like my new pillow covers, and put them on the bags.

I'm having a little trouble staying focused!

By the way...I'm also obsessed with my new workspace...I finished my "idea boards" over the weekend, and started tacking up random pieces that I'd like to work with. The table is my pride and joy...got it at an estate sale for a song, and refinished it.

What's your latest obsession??

Mona Kay

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Craigslist Crush

Oh, how I looooove Craigslist!! It's been a long, cold & snowy winter with no garage sales in sight....but Craigslist is always open!! Here are my two latest finds...I only had to travel 25 minutes to pick them up. Sooo worth it!!

It's raining today, but it was close to 60 degrees here in NJ yesterday. You know what that means....furniture painting and garage sales/flea markets are AROUND THE CORNER!! I think I can hold my breath....

Mona Kay