Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Crafting - Chalk Art, Vintage inspiration and a Tree Skirt

So my tree, might not have gone up on December 1st but I did begin my Christmas Crafting for the house..... Sunday saw me home alone and with no inclination to put the tree up alone, as it has always been a family tradition with glasses of good cheer and carols.... I was feeling a little low.

But with a swift kick in the butt from a friend on Facebook, the carols were pumping and I began with a little crafting..... in the form of Chalk Art, I am really into the Chalk Art craze this year, with digital and real pieces, selling at the markets. But my craze actually began a few years back, when we renovated, I put a chalk wall in my kitchen and painted one of the sides of a vintage cupboard with chalk paint - so as time goes the signs change....so why not start here for Christmas...




It is always hard to wipe away an old art piece to start a new one, but it must be done, so out with the old and I began with a clean surface.  Our family has a huge tradition with the night before Christmas so I decided that was going to be my quote this year.... so I then got to and printed up my fonts on the computer so I have a guide of what I want it too look like, and then out comes the chalk and some patience, it really is a slow and steady art... but I enjoyed the process... and I LOVE the outcome.





and of course the Kitchen had to have a touch of Christmas too.... where better to hang mistletoe


In between finger cramps and chalk dust...LOL those little letters really were testing me .... I had a whim, from Pinterest Christmas Boards and choosing a quote. All hearts come home for Christmas is a true favourite and very apt that my girl will be home just in time to celebrate Christmas.... I found this little gem..and with a large collection of suitcases lying around, and perused them and decided on a whim yes a whim I could paint a suitcase and do my version..... well here is the inspiration and my progress

SOURCE - www.pinterest.com




Then at 5 pm on a Sunday afternoon, I suddenly decide like a mad woman that I can make and create this amazing tree skirt well my twisted version of it, after all, I did purchase the ruler and the fabric back in 2011 for 2012's Christmas - this year it is happening and well, it will perhaps inspire the tree going up!!



Surprisingly it went together rather quickly, but I can't say that the binding did.....it's a long way around by hand....but oh so rewarding.

The Fabric I used yes, I know one of you avid readers will ask.... is Moda Flurry by Kate Spain, mixed with spots that I was given the same Christmas as a gift, which I thought would be the added fabric I needed and it worked perfectly.

I will be back with completed photos of my projects soon....

2 comments:

  1. HI.. I love the idea of your chalk board and love your festive messages on them and on the suit case as well.. the tree skirt looks wonderful.. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much Lizzy, Merry Christmas to you too!!!

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