At an estate sale I attended a few weeks back I picked up a number of lovely doilies. They all had been used at some point and had small amounts of damage (stains, etc) – but I just adored the patterns and figured they could be dyed or something. One of the doilies was the perfect length for the small shelf above my kitchen sink. We live in a small apartment, so I don’t have many areas around here to display items – so above the kitchen sink it is!
The doilie had noticable staining in certain areas on the tatting (I’m actually not sure if that’s the correct technique for this doilie?), but I loved the design. After some thought – I decided to have at it with some fabric pens. (Eek!)
After working out the colour scheme I wanted – pink and turquoise (is anyone surprised?) I set upon colouring the circles in.
I used two different fabric pens – Crayola and Tulip. Crayola, I found, bled quite a lot. Which wasn’t bad for what I needed it to do – but had I been trying to draw on the fabric, I wouldn’t have been happy. Tulip brand had significantly less bleed and a much larger range of colours to work with. I also have to say that their customer service is fantastic.
The finished doilie!
Did you notice the dinosaurs? If you couldn’t tell by the blog name, we’re kinda dinosaur crazy in this house. While T-Rex is painted just one colour, I went a bit crazy with Steggy. Gold paint, vintage decal…but I did stop short of rhinestones. For now.
While we’re on a dinosaur note, Lily recently got a new pair of jeans that are to big in the waist, so I decided to make her a belt. I’ve had this dinosaur ribbon for a few years, waiting for just the right moment….
And that moment was now!
Lily, however, is notoriously difficult to photograph when we’re trying to model items. Her idea of modeling involves lots of running around, jumping, grabbing the camera, etc.
Last, but not least…ruby slippers! These are our absolute favourite shoes, but they no longer had them in Lily’s size. Oh no! As you can see – Lily has well and truly worn them in and scuffed all the glitter off the toes.
After lamenting the fact they no longer came in her size, I suddenly realized that I’m handy with glue…and hopefully handy with glitter – so why not just glue and glitter myself?
I decided to attempt this particular craft while Lily was napping – it would just be easier and less likely to get glitter everywhere. Voila! Nice brand new glittery shoes!
Have you done any small and random craft projects lately?