I promised to tell you how to make a bedspread out of a canvas painter's drop cloth ($8.99 at Lowe's).
|Start with a canvas drop cloth. Put it through a wash in the washing machine. I used warm water and detergent and dried it in the dryer.|
|I asked my grandson to pose on it so people would know it goes on a bedspread. He is pretending to be asleep. I went back and outlined the shapes with a Sharpie. I wish I hadn't, but it was too late. I liked it better before I did that!|
|I had my granddaughter sew pendants while I turned and pressed them.|
|This is a peak at what we're doing with them in the "dirt bike" room for the grandson.|
|I've spent all day painting and adding a few touches to the walls. I'll show you the complete room when I finish.|
While fighting off villains, I've decided that instead of a bedspread I am going to use the cloth as a special tablecloth or picnic cloth. The colors did not come out as bright as I needed them to be. I like the idea though. I think I can tweak it and make something really nice. Maybe some Celtic knots in black? Some Primitive Embroidery? (It does have the feel of linen when washed!) I think I'll come up with a different use and show you later.
i do REALLY like that idea. if the child is really artistic they could paint their own bed spread the graffiti idea was great. i personally love celtic knots (two tattoos of them) so that is also intriguing me.ReplyDelete
How fun! Your grandson looks like he is full of mischievousness!ReplyDelete
What a great idea..thanks for sharing and for visiting me the other day. xoxoReplyDelete
Thanks for showing the uses of a drop cloth for crafts...sounds like you have some great ideas.ReplyDelete
Sounds like your vacation is going well, have fun!
I LOVE that idea Linda, I think it turned out great - you could almost make a shower curtain out of that canvas. And only $8, what a bargain. Your granddaughter looks like she is really concentrating - good for you on passing down the love of sewing! The dirt bike room is going to be fabulous as well.ReplyDelete
LOVE that little face in the Groucho glasses - too stinkin' cute...
what a great idea Linda and your grandson loves it and what a help your grand-daughter is with the sewing machineReplyDelete
I experimented with various pens to see what would be best for drawing on fabric and found that Sharpies were nit as good as some which were sold as fabric pens, so maybe a wash will remove or reduce the outlines if you aren't too happy with them. I like them though, but then I'm still waiting for you to come and do my room!!!ReplyDelete
I love your creative ideas - thank you for sharing! Your grandson is just TOO adorable :-)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you've come up with!ReplyDelete
Very cool! Thank you for sharing that. You are one creative lady!ReplyDelete
I loved the photo of your granddaughter at the sewing machine. So precious.
Not only are you giving them something fun and personal...you are handing down the legacy of creating! From his little mask, it looks like he already has your personality...and maybe even some of his Great Aunt Darla too.ReplyDelete
How fun! A great idea!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful family project!! It is adorable and I know your grandson is so proud of his grand mama!!!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing with us!!