Saturday, July 1, 2017

A little bit of Haberdashery

I was given this house frame some time ago by my friend, it had been given to her, but she being a card maker passed it on to me saying "I'm sure you will make good use of it"...and I have, even though its taken me about 2yrs to use it,lol.
To be fair I had put it with all my other stash and like most of us, forgot about it, it only resurfaced while I was looking for something else!
So I kept it one side to use for my Dt project for
Rhedd's Creative Spirit.....

The frame was in very good condition so needed no adjustment.
In the photo below you can see at one time it had a "back" to it

I cut a "back" from some thick mount board.

I then laid the frame over the mount board and pencilled in the "windows"

I used some pretty Paris themed paper and covered the windows that I had marked in pencil.

Once the glue was dry I slid the "back" in to the frame to be sure the "window" sections were in their correct position..then I removed it and painted the frame in cream acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry I added the "back" and tacked it in to place using a few small pins.

From my stash I had steadily sorted through some trinkets, knick knacks and added them to the windows. I found a lovely vintage photo that I trimmed for a metal frame and added that to a window.

I kind of had a bit of a haberdashery them going on in my head, so I cut some small pieces of fabric and tied them in bundles..wrapped lace and ribbon on to some reels...I even found a small MDF sewing machine,that has been in my stash for years,lol..
Once I was happy with all the furnishings I added some ribbon and a pink rose to a dress form and adhered that to the side of the frame.
All in all I am very happy with this project.....I've since added a hanging bracket on the back, so this now hangs on my bedroom wall.
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Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely frame, wonderful alteration! I have just one of those frames sitting in my box, thanks for the inspiration. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I love your house frame and the effects of the different papers make it look so homely. I have only made one shadow box and find it real difficult to know what to put in it - you clearly have the knack and talent to do so hun - love it muchly xx

Priyanka Mathur said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! I love it! You have decorated it beautifully, with all those tiny pretty elements. Lovely makeover to the frame! Thanks for sharing the making process :)

chrissie said...

A stunning transformation Sandra with brilliant ideas

Love Chrissie xx

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job on this! Love the papers and the entire vintage sewing theme! So so pretty!!!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥ said...

Well inspiration sometimes needs to percolate Sandie!I love haberdashery themes and art pieces. Your's reminds me of a sort of dolls house I had when I was a child.

Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always Sandie! Love the pretty feminine colours. x