Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Little Diversion



Doing my usual 'scatter gun' approach to projects, I thought I'd make a few things to go in to the study, as I needed a break from the bedroom!

When I start a room, I usually start with an object, a piece of furniture, or more often, a painting.  Then I work 'backwards' collecting other pieces that will complement it.  This painting jumped out at me, and although she may be a little grand for Daviot House, I really wanted to include it.

I put it in a dark frame, and mod podged the card, so make it look more like canvas.


Then, although I have a lot of sewing projects on the go already, I started to make a small rug in needlepoint to go with her.


I think they go very nicely with the Queen Anne chair ( I will eventually have two!), and are a welcome break from the femininity of the bedroom!


Jonquil

8 comments:

  1. What beautiful pieces! Congratulations!

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  2. Bellissime miniature!!!!!
    Buon fine settimana ..!!!
    Baci
    Elvira

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  3. The painting is beautiful, looking forward to see how your study is going to look.

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  4. The picture is to die for!!
    I love it. I cant find "mod podge", I'll try the internet I think, as the resultsare incredible. Great to see someone else switching between mini projects.
    take care
    Simon

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  5. Love your 'painting' and the rug will look exquisite with it.

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  6. Hi Jonquil! You know I've been busy a few weeks, but I am back :D! In the meanwhile you've been very busy, I see! You've started a beautiful rug, love the colors. Ifollow the progress of your work again.
    Greetings, Ilona

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  7. I like the dark pieces you have made. The room you will make for it will be a nice contrast to you light and feminine room. I am curious to see what it will be like!

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  8. The mod podge looks like such an interesting medium, like Simon I'll be searching for it! I don't think your lady will be too grand for the house, she'll have been an inherited piece!

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