I am thrilled to share with you a simple and sweet project I just completed during a little late night craft-therapy. With this month's story of the Fisherman and His Wife, this nautical restyle seemed quite fitting for today.
As a homeschooling mama of three, most of my craftiness is limited to things that can be drawn out over several
So take a look at how I put new wind in these sails with some pretty vintage fabrics. After rummaging through my stash, I chose three prints to give this boat a colorful personality. I simply draped them over each sail, pinned them to keep from shifting, and carefully (but imperfectly) cut out each sail. The edges aren't exact and it doesn't bother me a bit. No less lovely in my opinion.
As you can see here, the new sails remain simply pinned to the originals. Although I would have liked the look of these completely swapped out or at least basted on, that would have taken this project from enjoyable to a chore. No need for that.
The next morning, my littles were quick to notice the change. While this boat's home will be on a high'>http://www.flickr.com/photos/annaleahart/5734715540/in/set-72157610625131299">high shelf in our attic, the requests for its use in stuffed animal voyages or lego mini-fig battles have been made. I am sure that can be arranged.
Remember that a busy schedule does not have to mean a less creative you. In fact, it takes a ton of creativity to work within and embrace your limited time and energy. Don't lose heart!
Thanks Mollie for having me over!
Annalea writes a blog, chooses joy, home schools her children, loves her husband, and follows Jesus. She's kind of my hero.