Sunday, December 30, 2012

Looking Forward

Getting ready to welcome 2013.   This floor cloth was inspired by another quilt design.  I love quilts, but would rather paint than stitch.

21/4'X 4' floor cloth - heritage red, black and bread basket make up the colors of this quilt inspired floor cloth.

Floor cloths are very durable, easy to clean and pet friendly. They are a wonderful way to add more art to your you can walk on. I personally use floor cloths in most rooms of my home, including under the kitchen table. They all still look great!

I use a heavy weight canvas that I prepare for paint by preshrinking the fabric and hemming with mitered corners. These floor cloths lay flat.

I prim both sides of floor cloth and add two coats of base color to decorated side. Sanding is done between coats and finally the design is painted. After paint cures I apply several coats of polyurethane to both sides. This will protect from moisture and traffic. The finishing touch is rubbing on and buffing off some Johnson's floor wax for extra protection.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teddy for all Seasons

Spring Cone flower costume is made from a mixture of green felt for stem (that holds the flower hat on), homespun fabric for flower and the butter fly that has perched itself on top of the butterfly net.

 This little bear just loves to play dress up. I am currently creating more "costumes" for him and will update as soon as possible. So far I have three different seasons prepared; fall, winter and spring.**

The bear itself is a pattern from Sweet Meadows Farm.
He sits about 12" tall and made from brown loopy fur.

Available now on my Etsy and soon on my Selling Blog

Fall Pumpkin costume is made of warm homespun colors and has been slightly coffee stained. The felted pocket on the front of his suit is hand stitched and has a bunch of Sweet Annie stashed inside.

Winter Snowman costume is made from a chenille bed spread, two big buttons, a warm red scarf and I top it off with a "snow" covered felt top hat. Candy cane also included.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New floor cloth designs

 Here are a few pictures of my new floor cloth design I just listed in my selling blog.  Go to my selling blog for size and color availability.  Willow Hollow's Selling Blog

Monday, January 2, 2012

It's a new year

Wow I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted anything.  It was important to me to take the time away from the web and Christmas orders to be able to concentrate on hand made gifts for family and family time.  Now we are back from our annual New Years Camping trip and I ready to get organized and start working on new items for my shop.  I'll be in touch more often...promise

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.