Hiya Sweeties! Happy Monday! Did you all have a wonderful weekend? Watch the Oscars last night? I’ve been seeing lots of commentary on Facebook but I have to admit that I didn’t watch at all. Nope, it was nice and quiet here. A do-nothing, stay in your jammies type of weekend. And I loved every minute!
I’ve been getting a little crazy with the “mixed-media” again. Been combining paint and inks and stain with fabric and trims to make this cute little snowman pillow for our special Pinterest Inspiration challenge last week on the Therm O Web blog.
As many of you know, hand-stitched embroidery is a longtime passion of mine, and my Pinterest boards are full of sweet stitching and sewing projects that I want to give a try. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by Rebecca Sower’s amazing mixed-media fabric work, like this gorgeous journal cover.
I pulled lots of elements from Rebecca’s piece into my project, including the color palette of neutrals mixed with bits of red and black, the layers of fabric, lace, ribbons, and buttons. I had so much fun putting this pillow together, and thanks to the help of some time saving tips from Therm O Web’s Spray n’ Bond Adhesives, it was really easy, too.
The fabric is all scrap that I coffee-stained. The mitten piece is the leftover negative from a previous project that I thought might someday come to good use. I stamped my snowmen and sentiment before stitching and painting, and as you can see, I went a little nuts with the embroidery. I believe I was letting my creative spirit flow…..:)
I have the full step-by-steps up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to take a peek. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!