Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hangups

Yes I have a few but that's not what this post is about LOL....this weekend I caught up with all my "frame and hang" projects that I've been putting off and this is what I got done...
I really love thrifting old frames and reusing them. This frame originally had a rather colouful drawing of a cat which both Mr. Darcy and I agreed had to be removed.. I found the picture in a separate thrift up at the cottage in frame that was in really rough shape. This is now hung in the coffee/tea corner of my kitchen. 
This frame originally had a sketch of a street scene (somewhere in Europe) which is actually going to get added into an art journal I am working on. I have always loved this page which came from an old poetry gift book - you can read my original post on how I found a collection of these here at a book sale. It's not very big (4 1/2 x 5 1/2) so I am going to leave on the stand.
I recently came across this art piece by Perky Nihilist online. I like the sentiment so I purchased a print ....
...and placed in this rather ornate frame - but I think it goes well with the castle theme don't you? This hangs in my office. 
Finally - talk about a quick project - I gathered some vintage quilt squares I had, old button cards and sewing ephemera to come up with this collage. This now hangs over my kitchen window.
So glad I finally got around to this - slowly filling in all that white space on my walls! Enjoy. Jewels

9 comments:

  1. I love these, Julie!! They are so you--and that is a huge compliment, my friend. Have been staying in with all this cold and snow and looks like more to come. Eventually, we will get out of the deep freeze so I will just keep doing what I am doing. Hopefully will get the little quilt together today so I can start quilting it. That fabric I bought that you were donating to the guild bazaar did come in handy!!! I think the backing will use the big pieces. Stay warm, Julie!!

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  2. Nice! Hope you are keeping warm during all of this. Hugs.
    Beth

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  3. Love what you have done, Jewels -you have been busy!!!! Looking very good :)

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  4. Lovely! The print looks perfect in that rather regal frame :)

    LOVE those vintage quilt squares - and LOVE what you've done with them!

    xxx

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  5. Look at you go girl!! You are an inspiration!! I have so much that needs to be done around here but it is so darn cold I ache all the time!! LOL Hang in there I am Spring will be here sometime!! LOL I really like the last one you did. You'll have to show it hung up!! XOXO Love Fran.

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  6. The ornate frame looks really cool with the castle print...and I do LOVE the vintage quilt squares,, old button cards and sewing ephemera in your beautiful collage.x

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  7. Doesn't it feel good to projects like that taken care of? I really like your castle piece...what a fun addition to your home!

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  8. Love the sewing ephemera and the tea one, especially its frame. Old frames are a dine a dozen and it's fun to put them to new use. Good project for a cold day and now you've got new stuff to look at!

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  9. How happy to frame your pieces and be able to enjoy them surrounding you in your home. They look lovely. Creative Bliss...

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