Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Sew Many Blessings"

It's been awhile since I posted pics of a work in progress, and since I'm having sooooo much fun with this one, I thought I'd share. The piece is a wood sewing chest, which I'm hoping will find a home with someone who'll use it for organizing all those special and ♥heartfelt♥ Christmas projects. :)

After sanding any sharp corners, the background is completed first, with checkers and a touch of shading around the top, and swirly winter "clouds" below, avoiding the areas I've sketched in for trees and angels...

Next, a bit of detail on the angel scene is painted in...

This is as far as it's come - so far. :) Today, I'll work on painting further details, and on filling in all those tiny squares around the top with decoupaged papers, buttons, baubles, ribbon and maybe a few sparkly crystals. There's also a tray which sits inside, which will be decoupaged with vintage looking Christmas paper.

I'm generally pretty good about sending my creations out there into the world, but every once in a while one comes along I truly wish I could keep - and I already have a feeling about this one! (Unfortunately, my mortgage company would disagree, hehe) So sell it I must, and I'll take consolation in the hope it will become a treasured heirloom, perhaps even handed down from Mother to Daughter, and will be the keeper of someone's loving handiwork and the home of "sew many blessings". :)

(Pics of the finished piece coming soon!)

♥ Carolee


Lee said...

I agree with you~I would have a terrible time parting with any of your creations! I admire your resolve!
Keep on creating-love your work!

Scrappin'DivaDork said...

you stuff is so beautiful makes me wish I knew how to sew more than just a button or cross stitch... :) keep on doing what your doing and sharing. You are an inspiration!! :)

Leslie from springfield IL

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh my gosh Carolee, that is going to be beautiful! Thanks for sharing your work as it progresses, I love seeing how artists create their finished pieces. Can't wait to see a picture of the finished sewing box; the thought that it will become a family heirloom passed down from Mother to daughter brought a wee tear to my eye! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful artwork, Deb