2. I have some unmarked, don't know where it came from, green novelty yarn in my stash (and you know how I love to use stuff I already have!)
So off I go to my local craft store to buy the wreath base. Brought it home and wrapped it half way when I ran out of what I thought was a full skein (it wasn't) of green fur. Another trip back to the afore mentioned craft store plus the only other craft store in town and no luck on more green fun fur. Did I mention this was all happening on St. Patrick's Day? NOT the best day to be searching for green novelty yarn evidently. They were cleaned out.
So I bought a smaller wreath form and made a smaller one. This one I embellished with wrapped fabric flowers. I pinned them on with tiny head pins that are hidden in the fabric folds. (Note: The flowers were made using the techniques from this video tutorial).
It's hanging on the inside of my front door and I love it!
Now I have a large wreath form and no real plans for it. Then I remembered I had a full skein (this time I was sure it was a full skein) of Paton's Cha Cha yarn in perfect Easter colors. Let the wrapping begin again.
The variegated yarn did all the striping itself. Good little yarn! And how fun is this wreath??? I glue gunned on a couple plastic eggs, tied a thick green silk ribbon and VOILA!
One of the teachers at my kids' school approached me about painting the backs of some chairs she has in her classroom. They are canvas director's chairs. And they made the perfect "canvas". Oh, I had some fun with these!
She has a really fun classroom with a fun flower border stapled up around the whiteboard. The green chair was done to match the border.
Here is is in the classroom
And here's a close up view of it in my studio
The red chair is a very high director's chair that the teacher and students have affectionately dubbed "The Queen's Chair" so we made it official by painting that on the chair.
In the class room
Close up of the chair back in my studio
I love painting on unusual surfaces. Furniture is some of the most fun to decorate and paint. Now I'm looking around my house wondering what piece of furniture could use a little pizazz. :)
This little sweetie was ordered by a friend. It's from her son to his teacher who is having a baby boy soon. She wanted the first letter of his name instead of the whole name. Mmmm, this is fun. I may be putting these inthe shop soon.