Saturday, February 27, 2010

Before and After

Today was a cloudy day and I needed a little change of pace from painting...clear out those painting cobwebs so as to give me a fresh eye!  So, I pulled out an old yellow sweater that had nothing much going for it... I wanted to add some color and change it somehow from the old lady sweater to something a little I threw in some color in the form of an old Daffy Duck tie I LOVE, but that I just had for just such an occasion!

I began by taking off the boring non color buttons and adding black buttons...Then I cut a flower from several pieces of Daffy (sorry little duck) and added a bit of netting and loose stitching and a button.  I stitched around the neck, sleeves and front and bottom with three randomish rows of black stitching...added the flower and then decided to tuck it in a bit by adding buttons on the front sides.....and one on the back for good measure...

After a few hours I came up with this end result...
Yellow Sweater Remake on a cloudy Saturday afternoon!  

In case anyone out there was wondering...I haven't forgotten that I PROMISED to put some paper casts in my ETSY shop...I HAVEN'T forgotten!!  What happened was THIS...I ran out of cotton linters...which is the stuff you make them out I had to order more...(as there is NO STORE ANYWHERE IN TOWN that carries it!!)  My package of linters FINALLY came today...BUT, I did have enough to make some thin leaves and hearts that would be appropriate for cards and/or scrap booking and/or wax collage or regular collage...:)...So, I was thinkin I might make two separate case they were to be used for different things...:) Just wanted you to know I haven't been idle!!...I've spent my time exploring the BEST way to ship these delicate items so they would be safe and think I've come up with the safest to make sure it is the MOST cost effective! HA...did anyone out there think it was as easy as makin stuff and mailin it?? HA...I did...but not anymore!! :)

I'm leaving you with this...DARE to IMAGINE that you can...and you WILL!!



Karen Hargett said...

You are just so darn creative - it's great! I love seeing all the different things you are doing. Talented lady! BTW I have something for you. Stop by my blog and pick it up! If you don't choose to accept it, I understand. :)

Anonymous said...

You sound just like me, when I have had my fill of the artistic side for a bit, I tap into the seamstress in me....and then the baker, and then the writer...and then,,,,well you get the picture....and speaking of picture....what, I say, what what is that last photo all about!!! lol


Deb Harvey said...

You are a very talented lady! I love how your sweater turned out!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What an amazing sweater transformation! Have you thought about Project Runway?? I expect your painting, collage and paper castings would come in handy there!

You amaze me!

AutumnLeaves said...

I absolutely love that pleat in the back of the sweater! I know it gives a nice shape to the wearer by giving a bit of a waist. I love your always sunshiney attitude, Saundra!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I'm smiling and laughing! Thank you all for your fun comments! Karen, I SO appreciate you giving me the sunshine again...I'll say thank you and mention it tomorrow!

Thank you for stopping by Deb...hope your weekend shaped up well!

Carmelina, I left info on your e-mail since you are new and curious...:)

Elizabeth...HA...project runway...they'd make me cry the first day and my paintings would be jealous...but I'm laughing!!

And, Autumn are so sweet! I'm wearing it to church DOES since in that waistline if I choose to button it!

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