I saw an awesome pillow in the Ikea ad paper, among other interesting Christmas items. Last weekend my dearest took me for a little walk around Ikea. In the fabric department...yes, there is a fabric department at Ikea, I found this cool print. ( At my store, fabric is on the third floor with the curtains and pillows.) It is the fabric that the above mentioned pillow was made from. I bought a few yards and then decided that I wanted to make a piece look like a large piece of vintage sheet music.
(*I felt weird all last week...not sick, just not right. Headache, achy, tired... I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did. So I kept on crafting.) I got out the stock pot and 20 bags of Lipton tea.
I brought the tea to a boil and then plunged the crumbled fabric into the drink. I turned off the heat and let it sit for several hours. I rinsed the fabric well and threw it into the dryer.
It came out beautifully vintage. I tacked it onto a large canvas and put it on my buffet in the dining room. It's not finished, but I love the look. It needs something, but I don't want it too Christmasy.Now my angel is too pristine. She needs a little walnut ink to take her color down a little. Let's just call it a WIP.
I am enjoying creating, decorating. I've been organizing in anticipation of baking week. Yes, a week dedicated to cookies! I have my tree up and decorated, and I've tried to keep things simpler this year. We'll see!
The pillowcase count is 28! Now I have to iron and wrap them all.
Josh and Brent are still in the Amazing Race. I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. Next week is the final show, and they really have a chance to win. Those guys are amazing. Go Team Beekman!
That's all the news. Thanks for checking in. I hope that you're feeling some Christmas spirit where you live... I have it, even though it will be 70 degrees today and foggy. Where's the snow you might ask? I'll show you tomorrow. Enjoy this beautiful day my friends.