Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Finishes!


Finishes or should I call them  foibles? This has not been my week, on meds so my brain is scattered and my arm is no cooperating so I do not have a steady hand, but even so, I love to create, even if I mess it up.

This month's stitchery from Kathy Schmitz was a bird bath and I thought it would make a nice pillow to go with my bird house. I guess I made it a bit large, it is larger than the birdhouse, so it will go in another space.

I used fabric from her line, which goes beautifully with her designs. I did not have much left, so I had to sew some pieces together and it is a bit crooked. The stuffing is way too puffy, I got it by mistake and using it, but I think I will have to get more of the softer kind.

The finished piece is 7" x 11".


Another thing I want to try was rock painting. Our area has been painting rocks and leaving them hidden around the towns, for others to find. I thought it would be fun to try some and hide some myself. I used designs I found online, nothing fancy, wanted them to be fun for kids, who seem to be the ones finding them. With my arm and fuzzy eyes, my painting is horrid and I think I tried to make too much design in a small space. But, it was fun anyways and hopefully the people who find them, will like them. I guess I need to get more paint colors, I tend to have a more prim palette.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Maybe you can find some rocks and paint some yourself.


13 comments:

kelley said...

kids are going to be thrilled to find those rocks...I've been reading about the rock hiding craze and love it!

Fran Caswell said...

I love your pillow! My grandchildren have been finding rocks for a while. I know they would love to find rocks as nicely painted as yours.

Saundra said...

Those painted rocks "rock"!!!!!!! You did a great job and kids as well as adults will enjoy them.

acorn hollow said...

I think you did a lot of apologizing for a lovely piece. I do hope you feel better. I found a couple of rocks on Main Street where I work. they were done by children so very sweet I left them as I like to see them in the morning when I go in and no one else has picked them up.
Cathy

Allie-oops Designs said...

Debbie that pillow is just darling!!! Really sweet. And I LOVE your rocks - you do them so well, folks will love finding them!!!!

Sandi said...

Everything looks wonderful. If my painting was so great with a regular brain I'd be extremely pleased. They look wonderful.

Do you put a protective sealant on them, it would be a shame for it to wash off before the children find them.

Feel better soon! I think the crab pail is my fav.

Kate said...

I love your pillow, Debbie!

Fiona said...

love your little cushion.... KS designs are lovely. And your rocks are just so fun - lucky whoever finds them.... it's a great idea...

Hugz

Kathy H said...

I think your pillow turned out great! Those rocks are fun too and someone will love finding them.

Carol S. said...

Such a sweet idea to paint rocks and leave them around to be found. Your painted rocks look adorable! What kind of paint do you use so it won't wash off? Love that pillow, too.

sandi s said...

Your rocks are adorable! What a fun idea. I love your pillow. Hugs,

Rugs and Pugs said...

You did a great job on the stitchery and the rocks! Don't be so hard on yourself.
They do the rock hiding here in northern Ohio, too.
Happy Sunday!

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