Friday, September 6

Framing Fabric

I'm trying to figure out what projects I can do with my fractured foot.

I could recover my dining room chair seats, but I found this fabric and have yet another project in mind. :D

I purchased 1.5 yards of this beautiful fabric from EQuilter fabrics so I can make a large framed canvas. I'm planning to build a frame for it and hang it as an art piece in my living room. I found a tutorial at for making your own canvas frame.

Now if I can just hobble over to Home Depot to get the wood I need, I'll be all set. This project might be a whole lot easier in 1:12 scale like this one I found on Etsy. Maybe I will try that first?

I have an appointment today with an orthopedic surgeon about my fractured foot. I hope he will just say to continue wearing my big black boot and that I do NOT need surgery!?

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 2

Sea Glass Sailboat - Done!

I finished my little sailboat this morning. That is a real crab claw flag on the top.  :D

I ended up using Weldbond glue to attach the sea glass. It does dry clear. The bottom is a small piece of driftwood that I found on the beach. I like it.

I am planning to build a long shelf out of an old deck board I found along the side of the road.

I just happened to have shelf brackets that are the right size. :D They were white, so I spray painted them with Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I will probably add some rope to the front edge of the shelf?

This is REAL weathered wood! 

I need to put my foot up for a while now so this project will have to wait. Hope you are having a great Labor Day!

Sunday, September 1

Good Day Sunshine

Last week I was working on things and things were not going well... Nothing has changed.

Today I am doing a sit down project. That because, I fractured a bone in my foot yesterday. Yep, clumsy me slipped on the bottom step of my deck and twisted my foot. It hurt. A lot. I tried ice, an ACE wrap and elevated it for a few hours. It didn't get better.

So I made a trip to the Doc In A Box I came home with this. A big black boot and a little dog with a look that says, "You really need to be more careful!"

Right now I am waiting for glue to dry. I'm testing Weldbond glue and clear Tacky Glue. I need something that will hold glass to wood and dry clear. Any suggestions?

My sailboat is about 12" tall. I'm using basswood, a dowel and a piece of real driftwood. I think it will look nice on a shelf.

I found this FREE printable online. Love it!  I think it will look great in a white frame. :D

I tried to print one and realized that my printer is out of yellow ink. Story of my life...

I hope you are having a good day! I'm hoping mine will get better soon!