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Saturday, 10 April 2010

SEWING ROOM CANVAS

Hi folks.....just a quick post, though piccy heavy hahaha!!!  Beautiful weather down here in Cornwall today so off for a lovely walk on the moors I think :)

I have been playing with some more TANDO CHIPBOARD (do pop over to see what they have as there is some gorgeous stuff and you can find the stockists easily) I have made up a canvas for the sewing end of my craftroom.  Well it will be the sewing end once I get hubby to lose some of his crap stuff hahahahaha!!!!

Here it is naked...ooooeeerrrr....as soon asd I saw these new designs I knew I had to have them!!!


The canvas is just over 9x7inches to give you an idea.  I had fun padding out the dress form to make boobs & hips before covering with fabric.  Sadly I couldn't get the waist to nip in so it looks like mine.....saggy!


I loved working on the dinky sewing machine, trying to make it look more realistic!  The scissors are painted in Fiskarette colours cos they are my fave pair!!!  I screwed in a little hook to hang them on.  The sewing table is made from those stirring sticks which I liberated from somewhere haha!


The cotton reel was painted & embroidery thread wrapped round with a real needle stuck in.


The canvas itself was covered in an old pattern sheet and then sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mists.  I stuck an old tape measure to the top & bottom with some lace.  A banner & sign finish it off...


Have to say that I am pretty pleased with this & hope you like it too.  Thank you for looking today, HUGS XXX

22 comments:

Kirsti said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Karen...well done - I love it...x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous canvas Karen, love it :)
Anne xx

June said...

Ohhh this is so gorgeous. Love love love what you did with this
take care and have a lovely weekend
hugs June xxxxx

Angie said...

This is such fun ...I can see how much work you have put in to it ...love the reverse canvas technique ...brilliant.

Janice said...

I do love the way you have padded the mannequin. This would be a lovely sign for the door of a sewing room - I used to have one in our first flat, it was a large walk in cupboard but I could shut the door on the mess, I loved it.

Kaz said...

I love this Karen, so inspiring xxx

Angelnorth said...

I do love that dress form with its curvaceous padding! Fab banner too, this will look great on your sewing room wall!

Hazel said...

How fab is that! x

Paula Gale said...

Karen - this is awesome - i love it. Also - quite right about getting the OH out... good luck with that!!!! tee hee

Paula x x x

Faye said...

fantastic canvas! and what a hoot your write-up was!

Cheryl said...

oh hun you never stop amazing me with what you come up with talk about brilliant,just stunning work and super detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Traceyr said...

Karen you are extremely talented this is fantastic. Love the sewing machine and the scissors are brilliant. But the tailor's dummy has to be my favourite element on this canvas.

:)

Kathy said...

Karen, this is wonderful - it really looks as though you enjoyed making it too.
Now, just shove J's stuff out of the way and make that get your sewing area ready to hang it in

Traceyr said...

Karen I have an award for "creativity genius" on my blog for you. x

:)

Chris said...

OMG Karen this is just FABULOUS my lovely. What brilliant attention to detail you have... I am gobsmacked and I don't say that often believe me!!!!!

The thread in the sewing machine... the way you padded the dress form... the fiskers scissors...lol and the little cotton reel and needle... I am in AWE.


Honestly Karen what a wonderful piece of art... utterly delightful my friend :D

gob wide open
Chris xx

Chriss Rollins said...

It's unique well done be proud be very proud.

blog candy vintage stamp up for grabs on the ATC blog please try for it.


chriss x

Tammy said...

I am so in ALL over this piece...You did a fabulous job. So many adorable details. It truly inspired me to do something like it in the future. Glad to have found your blog and I am now a follower.
smiles...Tammy

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Now I know your just as mad as the rest of us lol ju x

Chris said...

Just popped over to say a HUGE thank you me luvverly friend for the Birthday wishes... Chriss was soooo naughty letting it out...lol
hugs
Chris xx

Gez said...

Oooh I am soooo sorry Karen! I commented on Tando's blog but not on yours. Tis absolutely the nicest creation I have seen this year. :o))
BRILLIANT. XXX

Spyder said...

this is really fun, loveit
(Lyn))

EllenaElizabeth said...

This is just so great. I love it. Thanks for sharing.