Just got an amazing oil painting at a junk store for $20! Heiko thinks it's odd, but I loved the colors.
It was cheap because it has 2 rips, but being an optimistic person, I thought they could possibly be disguised with black shiny beads thrown on, cascading down the side. Maybe decoupaging sheer grey fabric over the holes? Any other ideas on canvas repair?? Slapping on some oil-based paint? I wish I was a painter instead of a fixer.
I haven't posted much lately because I dropped my camera battery in the dog's dish (of water, of course. It couldn't have fallen into the food part). Anyway. I taught in Japan after college and was given this beautiful kimono. It has hung in every place we have ever lived.
The coral/pink paint is a perfect backdrop for the kimono in our front hall. Wherever it is hanging, we are home.
I bought this fabric to make a seat cushion in our bedroom. It feels like ultra-suede but looks like petite-point needlework. Thrown on the floor (with an old blanket underneath) makes it look like a carpet. Does anyone have any suggestion how this could be secured (or what else to use as a cushion?) I like to think of it as a carpet from Versailles, where artisans spent months and months threading little needles with fine thread to produce silk carpets. I spent all of $14. :)
My name is Kay. I am married and mother to three boys that are all taller than me. Making things brings a smile to my face and hopefully to yours too! Check out my etsy shop at www.prettywithribbons.etsy.com