Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Craft day Tuesday: fabric painted pillows

We had a pretty relaxed Tuesday over here at the madhouse.  

The weather here has been CRAZY gorgeous and I'm hoping it will hold for the boys birthday on Saturday.  I'm making them a birthday banner (that I'll cover in next week's Craft Day Tuesday craft). I got the felt from a neighbor on the 'buy nothing' group I belong to. (The giant felted beet being fought over in the above photo is from a buy nothing neighbor as well!)

Never heard of Buy Nothing? It's a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. (From their website, www.buynothing.org) I hooked up with the group through facebook and it's incredible, I love it! I absolutely love the idea of a community coming together, I feel like it's the first step in reducing crime and 'depression' in a community. Search 'buy nothing' on facebook and see if there's one in your neighborhood. You'll be glad you did!

So for today's craft I decided to finish a project I started a couple of years ago, actually. I wanted to make a throw pillow for my sisters,and one is getting ready to move and the other just got her first apartment, so hopefully they will like my gift for their new homes!
This is what I used:

I traced the letters with pencil, then with paint

Then I filled the letters in with a Qtip

Tada! Now to dry.....to be continued!

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