Cast Your Spells!

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.ย  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.

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19 Responses to Cast Your Spells!

  1. Michelle says:

    Damn, I should have made it a condition of the borrowing that you make me one too. I am head over heels in love with the key, acorn, feather combo.

  2. Daffycat says:

    OMG What a fabulous finish. This is so creative. Missy, you are incredible.

  3. Debbie says:

    Missy – Whether your work area is slobby or not, it is an absolutely fabulous finish! Wow, I just everything about it!

  4. valerie says:

    Great finish Missy! So creative. I make a mess when finishing projects too…it’s probably why I don’t finish very often. Have a nice weekend!

  5. Silverlotus says:

    That is absolutely beautiful. I have something I was going to try to finish this weekend, but I think I will wait a while. You’ve inspired me, and I need to find better materials.

  6. Leah says:

    Wow, that turned out awesomely…I love it!!

  7. Jill says:

    That is a great finish! I love how you distressed the fabric. Very creative.

  8. Annette says:

    wow…. it’s great!!

  9. Gabi says:

    Awesome. Just awesome. Every bit of it!!! From stitching to finishing and all the things you added just fit perfect.
    Btw…you’re not a slob…that’s called ARTISTIC!!! That’s how I call the mess that grows on me when I create something and I stick with it…lol.

  10. Kathy A says:

    Okay, now I’ve answered my morning math question, let’s get on with business. Remarkable, truly remarkable. I absolutely adore your finish!!!! You have done a fabulous job there girl.

  11. Karen says:

    I agree with what Michelle said. I’m in Love! It’s awesome. Those are some real finishing skillz you’ve got there! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Barbara says:

    WOW!! You deserve to toot your own horn!!!!

  13. Adorable, Missy! Messy? Not by my standards! My house looks like a disorganized needlework and art studio! Aren’t I lucky to have a DH who doesn’t care!? I love your creativity and that you get such joy from it. Hugs, Deb

  14. Sadie says:

    I really, really like this! Great finish.

  15. staci says:

    Awesome finish! Love the way it looks like someone spilled their potion all over it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Stacy says:

    Oh my gosh… Cast Your Spells came out gorgeous! I love the finishing touches with the key, feather and acorn. You are so creative! Your work area looks like mine when I do finishing. LOL.

  17. doris says:

    Ooooh, I really like that! What a good idea to make it look like you spilled on it. And how fun … you got to spill on it! On purpose!

  18. Terri says:

    Beautiful finish. I absolutely love it

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