I know, I know. I said that when summer rolled around, I would get back to it. Well......
Summer was CRAZY busy around here. Camping trips, Disneyland, Las Vegas, swim team....it just flew by too quickly. My kids have been back in school for just over a month, and life doesn't seem to be slowing down. I'm still taking classes working toward my teaching certificate, and just last week I started teaching two math classes as a long-term substitute for the same school I subbed at in the spring. So once again, my plate is full.
But I have missed sewing and crafting, and I have really missed sharing it all here on this blog. So I am still going to try to keep it going. My projects may not be as big and my posts probably won't be weekly, but I'll still be around and I hope you will be too!
My mother is an avid yard-saler/thrift-storer/antiquer (I think I just made up those words). She always finds the best things, and she has more stuff than she knows what to do with (I'm going to send American Pickers to her house one of these days....). So anytime I go to her house for a visit, I shop. And I always end up coming home with a box/car load of stuff (much to my husband's dismay).
This summer when I was there, I saw these chickens hanging out on the buffet table in her dining room.
And I suddenly had to have them. Don't know why...I don't collect chickens. I just really liked them. She picked these up at a yard sale. Someone, somewhere, sometime carefully hand-stitched these.
So I kidnapped these and brought them home. Now to display them. I started with a frame that I picked up for 1/2 price at JoAnn's.
Next I grabbed some burlap from my "stash" that I had left over from who knows what and my trusty glue pot.
I removed the matting from the frame, and then using hot glue, I covered the cardboard insert with the burlap.
Then I placed my chickens on the burlap, using a little piece of tape on the back to just hold them in place while I put the frame back together.
It took about 10 minutes from start to finish and I think it's quite a cute addition to my kitchen hanging above my baker's rack (another thrift store project!)
What do you think?