As I mentioned in my last post, I had so much fun making my Nancy Drew quilt that of course I had to play with the leftover fabric. I had just as much fun experimenting with the leftovers as I did making the quilt and I like the results. Here's what I came up with.
I haven't been limiting myself to fabric, as much as I love it. I also picked up two old windows at a sale last week. I bought them for no real reason other than I thought they were neat and they were cheap. Here's what I did with the first one:
I love this quote and it worked with the window: one word per pane. Easy peasy. The messy part of this project was cleaning up the window: the glass was covered in white paint but I managed to remove it without too much trouble. Someone has also apparently tried to paint the wood purple on one side but I got the awful purple paint off too, to reveal layers of pretty pale seafoam green and white paint. I like the shabby chic look of the window and I didn't want it to look all shiny and new, but rather to show some of the layers that had been added through the years. I don't know how old the window is, but my guess is: pretty old.
So, that's what I've been up to lately, in addition to making books, of course. I've got a bunch of new journals that I'll be bringing with me to the Downtown Farmers' Market next Saturday (July 13). Des Moines' has one of the best farmers' markets anywhere around, and if you're in the area, you should check it out. 7 a.m. to noon in the Historic Court District, downtown. My booth is on 4th Street, north of Court Avenue.