My long(est) time friend, Lauren expressed interest in a Day of the Dead collage for her birthday. This photograph is the finished product. The frame was a perfect find – as soon as I saw it I knew that Lauren had to have it and so began to build an artwork around the frame.
As of this evening I am officially trying to sell some of my summer projects, like this Day of the Dead tablecloth. You can find these items listed on my Etsy shop – Mommy’s Medley.
Tablet sleeve from felted wool.
Baby bibs and much more to come!
Be kind. I have this addiction to create things, therefore I need to sell some of my items so that when this peanut is older she is not wading through a craft room of stuff.
Skeleton Woman in Purple Chair, collage on paper, 2010.
The new tablecloth in the dining room.
Today was a busy project day – perfect for a rainy afternoon. Eric worked on refinishing a rocking chair that was a prize trash day find (will post that later) while I worked on this tablecloth and a chocolate and cherry cake.
My mom sent me another Day of the Dead print, but I am currently debating what to do with that selection. Will post when my decision is final. I have a few ideas rattling around in my head right now.
A close-up of the print.
A close-up of the finished corner with yellow brick-a-brack and violet ribbon.
This project was a quick one, just a couple hours. I had a yard of the print and then found a remnant of black fabric. I cut the black into four 5-inch sections, which I then sewed on to the 4 edges. This made a nice edge to which I could affix the decorative trimmings.