In reading blogs from all around the world I read about the latest, newest and hot trends in a variety of subjects. Some of the trends are repeats of a past generation - such as I find in my quilting blogs. In the blogs of decorating using objects in a repurposed nature seems to be a fun subject. In the scrapbooking blogs there seems to a new way of creating cards or photo pages by using a newly released machine, cartridge, paper, or what ever.
All of these blogs show me a different personality - but since quilting, decorating and scrapbooking are hobbies I enjoy I find a real pleasure in reading them. Also have met some very wonderful, kind, and caring people.
In the decorating field, burlap seems to be the rage. Also shopping at the thrift stores or local yard sales keeps lots of us happy. Locating pictures frames with interesting detail during these adventures seems to pop up pretty often. Another thing I have noticed is the desire to put your monogram on a variety of items - other than the normal towels or pillowcases...guess that is still done...perhaps I am indicating the fact that I am older than many of our blog writers...not that I was around at the time Columbus set sail but still older.
So taking a picture frame and some burlap I created something. Remember back several months ago when my sweet honey bought me the embroidering machine...well I have used it some...but spring and summer arrived ...which means more time in the yard and less time in the sewing room. Weather is now cooler, flowers are about gone, and I am ready to get back to the sewing room and create...this is what I made this morning...before heading out to help with the funeral dinner at church. Remind me some time to give you a list of items that mourners will not eat at funeral dinners...that is another story (blog posting) all in rolled into one.
So I was a copy cat in this...Marilyn in Southern Oklahoma made one like this several weeks ago....loved the idea...so copied her - then used the interesting frame suggestion from other bloggers - the burlap from other ladies who like to make drapes, etc from this fabric - used one of the fonts available on the embroidery machine to make the "W". This will be sitting on my desk.
Ideas were copied - but still wound up with one of a kind item - and the cost was just pennies.
Have a fun week...copy only the ideas that make you happy!
I am playing follow the leader in this game - decorating, crafting, or what ever you call this.