A couple of months ago, I picked up this stripy sweater at a flea market for one dollar. I couldn't resist turning it into a pillow. It's really easy to do, you could do this with any type of sweater.
Things have been a little quiet around here lately. Over the weekend, Chris had a booth at the Antique & Collectibles Expo. Between working at Collage and Expo, I didn't have any time for me and my blog, as to be expected. It's now Tuesday and I'm on my "weekend"! I'm very excited to continue working on some projects that are in the works and to get together with a good friend, Courtney, this afternoon. Happy Weekend to me! Plus, the sun is out! Hooray! I'm going to try drenching myself in Vitamin D and shake out any gloomy feelings I've had these past few weeks. :)
One of the things that breaks me out of any gloom is being creative, trying something new, and playing with bright colors! Have you heard of encaustic painting? It's basically painting with wax. I had never really heard of it before Collage, so I took one of the classes we offer. Here's a glimpse into the process:
Last Thursday, Chris and I headed out again to another estate sale. This one was right up my alley. Yes, there was a line of over 100 people, but it wasn't as competitve for specific peieces. In fact, everyone was really friendly! It was a huge three-story home, we were in the first wave of people to be let in and I headed straight upstairs. To my delight, I found a huge linen closet with some amazing vintage sheets! I just love these patterns! ;)