Monday, September 17, 2012

Playing With Fabric Again!

 Hellllllo there!  How the heck are you all doing today?  Fab?  Super fab?  I hope so!  I have been playing with fabric again, and loving every second!  :)   First I have a super quick little business card holder I zipped together for a convention I am attending this week.  I used some fun Bali or Batik fabric (I am such a hoarder, it is time to USE this lovely fabric!!!)  ~

Next I have been adding smidges of stuff to some fabric mini books I made ( hope to offer classes in the Spring of 2013).  Here are a few sneak peeks ~

I have also been making boatloads of fabric art journals, but don't have any sneaks to share.  I will soon!  My Beginner's Guide to Fabric Class should hopefully happen soon at the Art Studio.  We are having a Grand Opening Bash before long, details to follow as they become available.  

I am also working on some projects for the house.  

Remember how I have mentioned my high tech plastic $50.00 tables we are using for an island?  After almost a year, I decided it was time to get my rear into gear and upcycle something cool into an island.  We purchased an old pretty sturdy antique buffet several years ago at an antique store.  We never got around to using it, partially because it needed refinishing, and partly because we found something else to use instead (at our old house).  It has sat in dust in the barn for a few years so we finally hauled it out to our house and I am going to strip it and then paint it.  Then we hope to put either a butcher block top or some other sort of solid top on the piece and use it as an island/workstation.  I am over the top excited about this project!  Here are some pictures of the piece now ~

can't WAIT to show you what it looks like when it is finished!  I also picked up some wood cupboard doors at the Restore store (all proceeds from the store go to Habitat for Humanity) and I am going to turn them into some cool signs using paint and vintage images.  You can see the various cupboard doors on top of the antique buffet above. Stay tuned for updates!  

Well friends, that is it for me today, I need to get things ready for a conference I am attending for work.  I get to present at the conference, I am pretty excited about it. :) 

I hope you all enjoy a joyful and creative day!  ~ Pam


Christy B said...

I love that red fabric you used....And I'm dying to see some sneaks of your fabric journals. I'll be watching :)

Mel said...

I love the little fabric book! So sweet. OH and that Island project has captured my heart. What a wonderful piece that is!! I cannot wait to see what it looks like when you are finished!

Mo said...

Hi Pam! I can't wait for your fabric class! Also very excited about future offerings, I'm at the edge of my seat! It will be so awesome to see what you do to that piece, how fun!

Scarlett said...

Oh I can't wait to see more of the fabric journals - I love fabric - not so great at using it. I've also been dying to restore a dresser in my daughter's room so I'll anxiously be watching for that too!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!