As is often the case, I wasn't quite sure of the end product until well into the process. In this case, I started with Nellie Wortman's online class, Tattered and Timeworn Banner, which I discovered via Pinterest when I saw images of her amazing work. An excellent class, with fascinating videos of Nellie's creative process. Nellie is very generous with her talent, and I learned a lot from her.
See Part 1 and Part 2 for the 'backstory' on this piece. As I was assembling my own banner I realized that the photo I had been playing with would be perfect for a focal point. And once I had a focal point - a raison d'être - I had the necessary fuel to drive the creative engine in me (I think they call that synchronicity). Soon I was happily in My Zone, with assorted bits of fabric, threads, lace, buttons, paper, and a rusted tin lid, all shouting, "Pick me!" It just doesn't get any better than this!
I gave this to Mom for Christmas, and she now displays it in her sewing room...where she likes to play with needle and thread.
I'm a bit late with the Show & Share link-up, but I would love to see what you might have made for Christmas...or whatever you'd care to share. This week's link-up will be open thru Tuesday, January 7th.
Happy New Year!