Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Laundry Room Makeover Post #2

Today I'll show you the country ensemble I put together on and above my dryer. I got the pretty wreath at a local country store-----love the little rag balls in it -- they match the ones I bought to put into a Mason Jar on top of my dryer.
I made the stuffed mason jar attached to the side by
  1. stamping my jar stamp 
  2. layering a piece of batting and another piece of muslin 
  3. sewing around it
  4. lightly penciling "friends" on the front
  5. embroidering  over the saying
  6. coloring over the whole thing lightly with colored pencils
  7. adding a few buttons
Here's a closer view:
Just the tag:
Here's what the rag balls look like:
Of course the country look includes baskets - so I put my clothes pins in this one and added a torn strip of gingham fabric and a stuffed paper bag star to it. 
The paper bag star was made by
  1. stamping a background stamp onto a paper bag
  2. cutting out a star shape
  3. sewing another paper star shape to the back
  4. stuffing it with batting
Here's the digital creation I made and frames using images from:
Primsy Doodle
Raspberry Road Desings

6 comments:

Shelly said...

I love all you have done!!! I so appreciate that you show ways to decorate beautifully without breaking the budget.

Sweet .n. Simple said...

WoNdErFuL little collection of goodies. I Love the handmade tag on the Mason jar!!! So CuTE ♥

Comeca Jones said...

Love your touches of country love in the laundry room makes me think I should get busy with mine thanks for sharing it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am so envious that you have such a cute laundry room, mine is in the garage! I love that mason jar.

Carol

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This is wonderful, I love everything you've made, especially that cute fabric tag. The digital work is GREAT, I'm so impressed. Thanks for sharing your lovely cozy and warm laundry area. ~ Abby

Pamela said...

It's coming together beautifully, Esther. Really like your curtain. Laundry rooms are so utilitarian we sometimes forget they should be beautiful, too.

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