I've been busy at home and at my shop this week...
I've made some new cushions...
|Lovely vintage pictorial linen...|
|Backed in a quality modern embroidered fabric.|
|This one is made from natural linen and a pretty vintage appliquéd tray cloth.|
|And two gorgeous Sanderson floral cushions.|
|I've been giving some terracotta pots a paint effect to resemble a weathered/verdigris look...|
|You start by sponging on a layer of turquoise emulsion paint...(It dries quickly in the sunshine)|
Then you add areas of a paler turquoise paint, again with the sponge...
|I used a stencil brush to stipple on small areas of green paint, to resemble moss...|
|This gets toned down with a final layer of white emulsion.|
|Left outside, they will tone down nicely to look more natural...|
|This is one I did back in the 1980's! When stencilling and paint effects were all rage!|
|Last Sunday I bought this stunning antique wooden wheelbarrow to stand outside my shop...|
I've filled it with some wonderful auricular plants.
|Another little project was to make-over this modern miniature mannequin ...|
The velvet covering was torn and damaged...
|So I ripped the whole lot off to leave me with the plain resin torso.|
|I re-covered it in an antique appliquéd net fabric.|
|It makes a pretty jewellery stand on my shop counter.|
|At the shop tomorrow, I shall be sorting out some of the old stock. If the weather continues to be fine, I shall be taking some clearance items with me to offer for sale at the Giant Shepton Mallet Flea Market on Sunday.|
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend,