Lots of 'busy' on the crafty front
Reuben is happy with his new waistcoat, although his Mum couldn't get him to do it up! I worried it was a bit too small, but she assures me it's fine and will send a pic with it buttoned, and him in his bow tie, too - can't wait!
I've now started a short sleeved cardi for his big sister, Maisie (4). It's not very clear, but there are pink/blue mice on the fronts, so I hope she'll like it.
I'm very pleased with the results of the £1.50 lamp makeover at the weekend.
This is how it looked before.
And this is it afterwards.
It was dead easy
1. Sprayed it all white with Rustoleum paint for all surfaces - brill stuff, so easy to apply
2. A coat of pink paint from a tester pot
3. Cut motifs from paper napkin. Remove backing layer(s). Brush PVA onto lamp (do not glue motifs - tissue tears too easily). Position motifs and allow to dry.
4. Paint whole lamp with PVA (dries clear with slight sheen) to seal paint and motifs.
5. Turn on lamp and enjoy!
I use this technique for most of my upcycling now - quick, easy and effective - what more could you ask for?!
I didn't intend making another new shade, but the cream one clashed horribly with the pink, so I made a tube of fabric and threaded elastic at the top and bottom, for easy removal and washing.
Now, I need to get back to ATC making - see you over at Julia's for a virtual cuppa. Wondering what I'm talking about? Just click on the WOYWW button on my side bar.
Have a great week, all xx