I have a confession, I hoard fabric! There are two very good reasons why I don’t worry about this though. Firstly, I don’t know any ‘crafty’ person who doesn’t hoard fabric and secondly, I create and sew constantly so my stash of fabric never gets out of hand because I am always dipping in to it. One surprising source of fabric I use comes from clothes we no longer wear. The two favourite things I’ve made from old clothes are a heart brooch I made using old denim jeans and a clutch purse I made using an old jumper.
Last year Timothy had the cutest little t-shirt. It had an appliqued face of a dog on the front and this dog had bags of character. I had enormous appreciation of the people who would have put this together in the clothing factories. The design had a lot of layers and decorative stitching – it would have taken me days to do this.
Recently Timothy has been busy growing, so sadly he can’t wear this cute little t-shirt anymore. His personality is busy maturing as well. Because of this, I am in the process of tweaking the décor in his bedroom (less little boy and more pre-preteen) and I thought this characterful dog would be perfect as some wall art. Using Bondaweb I attached the dog’s face to a piece of linen and then I stretched it around some foam board.
Then I popped it into a frame and voila – it is ready to hang! I am not quite finished ‘tweaking’ Timothy’s bedroom but it won’t be long now…then I can share it with you all.
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