I had this gorgeous crewel stitchery packed away and I had forgotten all about it.
I love it and I was happy to rediscover it!
I just happened to have the correct size of embroidery hoop on hand to frame it with.
I like how it turned out:
I seldom frame the original, so I had a color copy made - and then, luckily, it fit perfectly into this blue frame I found at a thrift store.
I was going to sell it, but I like the way it looks so much, I'm not sure I want to part with it:
But I managed to fix it up (at no cost), instead.
Harder than you might think, especially since only a used or vintage one from a thrift store would suit me.
Plus, it had to be pretty small - not easy.
I finally found one, but the color wasn't right so I needed to cover it, somehow.
Oh - and it was actually too short, as well:
So this is how it wound up looking, in the end:
I admit - not all of my projects turn out as well as I'd like!
Next, we have this vintage Samsonite Beauty Case that belonged to my mother-in-law:
So I cut a piece of pretty vintage floral fabric to fit and glued it down into the bottom:
I even have the box it originally came in, which tells me on the side that the color name was "Pink Orchid"
I like that:
The print inside was kind of cute, but it's not my style.
(Except for the cat - I love that cat.)
(I've shown you this before; I'm just sharing it again to show you what the "project" was).
I only needed to give it a coat of white paint, which, to me, looked better surrounding this painting than the natural wood:
Just some little projects that have been keeping me busy.