Woke up today to rain...I love waking up to rain when I can stay in bed and just listen to it rain for a little while. Something rare happened this morning though, my husband (who usually wakes up a few hours after me when he's home...and never stays in bed after he wakes up) woke up about the same time as me, and he just stayed put....what a wonderful gift!
My day was spent working on a ongoing project (something old) and a few new little projects for some swaps. One of the themes of the swaps is Thanksgiving dinner table. I did some inspiration searching last evening, and came up with LOTS of ideas, it most never happens that I get just one idea for a project, man would that be nice....and a time saver! Anyway, some of the brainstorm and investigating ideas were....The turkey, cranberry sauce out of the can, a table runner, a fabric basket, candles wrapped in the letters for Thanksgiving, activity books for the kids, wire wrapped candle center piece, the little place cards for the food, a recipe box with recipes in it, and I think that was the majority. O' pie and or dessert :) So as you can see, too many ideas!
While out shopping a few weeks ago (I think at a dollar store) I got this canvas you can put through your printer, that I haven't even tried to use yet. Well I got thinking about these little fabric baskets, and I thought...Hey, maybe that canvas would be the ticket to making those. So I found some fabric samples I liked, I put them into my art program, printed the canvas back and front, square punched it, folded it like the tutorial said, and added some ribbon for a little handle. I think they turned out adorable! I'm now very inspired to see what else I can do with this canvas.
The reddish one is an unfinished one upside down.
It's hard to make out the pattern on the inside, but it's a fall pattern with pumpkins
Another project that benefited from the canvas today is some Fall wall art. I started making wall art a few weeks ago, and today I spent some time making some changes to how I make them.
They are much nicer now :)
I finished my day cutting and folding books while watching a movie this evening with my husband (he's finally at peace with the fact that I can't just sit and watch TV, I need to be doing something else at the same time....there it is... my "something old"....my never ending book obsession.