Thursday, 19 May 2011


A year ago when we arrived in Canada my cousin gave me a Christmas decoration which needed a little TLC.  Well, it's taken me a while to get around to it but finally I now have a "Welcome" wall hanging for the hall!  First I took off all the holly and spruce, I also removed the top layer of the wooden bow which had, at some point, come adrift and had been nailed back on not altogether successfully!  Then I rubbed it down and filled the nail holes.

Next I gave it a coat of acrylic paint, in two shades of blue.

I purchased some wooden letters from Michael's at around $1.60 each and some wooden flowers and butterflies for $1 each pack of ten from Dollerama!  I had some little wooden hearts in my stash already and painted them in blues and pinks.  Finally I hot glued the letters and shapes onto some pretty pink ribbon and hung them from the 'bow'.  I'm really rather pleased!

So, next project is......  chair backs!  I saw these on Etsy
And Fell In Love!

I didn't want lace, however, because I thought it would be too O.T.T. with a crochet table cloth.  So I purchased a cream cotton sheet from the bargain shop (too impatient to wait till I go thrifting next week), I have some cream satin and cream tuille netting and I have a certain little design of my own floating around in my tiny brain.  Of course Lovely Man knows NOTHING... he will hate them because they are too 'poofy'!  So we're not going to tell him till they are finished and in situ... what's known as a fait a compli... one of those "Oh don't you like them?  But I've finished them now..." moments! OK?  Mum's the word!


  1. I LOVE the welcome hanging, it's gorgeous you clever bunny you. And, my favourite colours too. So pretty.

    Can't wait to see the new chair backs, and to hear all about David's reaction.

    Loves ya

  2. Very clever wall hanging. I love that you took an old possible reject decoration and made something so lovely from it. Good luck with the new chair backs. Hope they're met with approval. =^)

  3. Love the welcome sign. Chair back are on my list also, I would love to see yours when you finish! No Mister here so I can go really frilly. I would love to see your fabric all arranged, it is so wonderful to be able to see all of your fabric when you are creating



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