Monday, May 25, 2009

Holiday Weekend Wrap-up

I think I have end of the weekend-itis! Jeff and I found out that the contract we put in on a house we just adored was rejected, so we are very bummed out. Other than that, I had a pretty good weekend. I wanted to do a quick update before bed.
Here is the suitcase I mentioned in my last post that I scored for $3 at a local thrift store.

I love that it's beaten up and has labels taped on it from the previous owner that say "Winter Pants" and "Long Johns". I considered removing them, but thought they added a big of vintage appeal to them, so I left them. Still no clue what I'll do with this, but Jean and her husband went antiquing in Virginia this past weekend and she saw the exact same suitcase for $65 in one of the stores. Makes my $ seems even better!

I wanted to share a few projects from the weekend. The first is my new fabric holder. I found this cute little metal basket at the thrift store and added some green paint to it. I love how it looks holding rolled up fabric.

I also finally completed my inspiration board. Using a frame I bought at a yard sale for fifty cents, fabric I picked up at a thrift store for a dollar and a piece of foam core board, it turned out pretty cute. It sits behind a bunch of my thrifted items that I have painted. (Obviously I'm not too inspired right now because it's empty!)

The last thing I worked on this weekend was a little stuffed bear head. I wanted to make something for Little Jimmy when I got see him and I was inspired by a picture I saw on Flickr. I made my own pattern and had some issues with it, but he came out okay for my first attempt.

His ears are made from a vintage sheet and they are super soft. Today I made another one, this time I made a pig pillow. I haven't had a chance to take a pic of her yet, but will post one when I get a chance. I'm hoping to perfect these little guys and add them to my future Etsy shop. (I know, I know I keep saying that!)

That's it for now. If anyone besides my sister is actually reading this, please comment and let me know what you think!



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