A post in which I toot my own horn. Muchly.
First off I had fun with the Distress It. It was really easy to use, and I could’ve easily stopped before I got to this point. In fact I did. I walked away for a while, came back, looked again, yup I want more. I want it to look like someone spilt their coffee all over and then shoved it in the bottom of the laundry basket to try to hide it.
Pictured here on the finishing fabric.
Have I ever mentioned how much of a slob I am?
Not pictured, the ironing board.
Now for the glamour shots, I’m thrilled with how this turned out. I had a picture in my head and it ended up being very close.
The backing fabric, ribbon, feather, and velveteen trim (how awesome and easy to work with is this stuff?! you’ll be seeing it by the metric ton in my future projects) all came from JoAnn. The ribbon is a very dark chocolate brown, so dark it only looks brown against black. The velveteen trim is black and the button (another from the massive button haul dh bought at auction) is also a dark chocolate brown. The acorn did come from the backyard, but alas the only thing the birds left in the backyard besides poop were a couple of far to small and fine feather. I’m also deeply ashamed to admit I had to buy the skeleton key. When I was a kid my parents had these laying around by the pound. And of course the finish is a Flat Fold and I use Judy O’Dell’s instructions.