I work the next 2 days so I wanted to get some mini things done. One of the things I have been playing around with is a pack of paper umbrellas. You know they are the type they put in tropical drinks. They are inexpensive so I've been doing some experimenting. I took the paper off one and tried to cover it with painted coffee filter, the same stuff I made the flowers from. It was too heavy. So I'll try again.
However, I tried painting one of them. At first I tried yellow but it was much too opaque. The flowers showed through. I then did it in red, both sides. Isn't it amazing how you can still see the pattern? I don't know if I'll do something else to it. It closes, though, and I like that. Maybe another coat? Different color? Hmm...
Rowena is getting quite snotty about having no linens on her bed. I made this coverlet. I love the print. It was a bummer to sew because it ravels terribly. But I love it. I still have to tame the footboard corners. They stick out too far.
And then pillows were needed. So I made a couple of them but didn't want them attached to the pillows permanently. I made pockets and put the pillows in them. They are so easy to do. If anyone wants to know the trick, I can show you in a tut.
I wanted a neck pillow for the bed. This is a roller from something I saved. I took the same fabric but in a deep wine. I will glue both sides down and add something on the ends. I don't know what.