Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Getting sidetracked, again.


I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'm not very good at focusing on one project at a time. I seem to work on random things when they take my fancy and leave other projects unfinished as my interest moves elsewhere. I have accepted that this is just my way and that I will get around to finishing off my projects or rooms at some point. 

Last week I saw a picture of a miniature picnic basket and that was it, I was off on another tangent and I just had to make one. So with a bit of card, fabric and tapestry canvas, this was what I came up with. It's quite a cute little basket, if I say so myself. All I have to do now is fill it with food and utensils, and it will be a lovely addition to my Little Shabby house. 














 As I said earlier, about not completing my projects, I've finally got around to making a canopy around the bed in my French house. I am a great admirer of Maritza Moran and the way she uses fabric to dress her beds and furniture. I'm not saying that what I have done comes close to Maritza's work, but I wanted to have a bit of opulence in this room and also have a go at making a canopy.

The fabric is a beautiful pink raw silk and it came from a bridesmaid dress that I wore to my bed friend's wedding in 1991. I have long since being able to fit into it anymore and as sadly my friend is now getting a divorce, I thought it deserved to be re-purposed and used. The canopy may be a little bit too much in such a small room, but I love the decadence of it.  











All I need to do now is make curtains for the windows, a pillow for the bed, sort out the bed sheets, make a fancy drape thingy for the bottom of the bed...........




Until the next time


Take care


Jayne x