I thought I'd whip up a post for you the day before so it could be scheduled to go out today.
That way I won't have to mess with using other computers while we're dealing with our crazy flooded house.
Before I get to the fun, lovely things to look at...
want a peek at the nastiness?
That's our hallway leading down to the bedrooms...at this point, most of the water had already been sucked up.
We worked today to get the master bedroom furniture out so that the fans could reach further under the carpet.
Hopefully the insurance adjuster will be out tomorrow to help get things moving.
Moving on to the funner things in life...
I'm super excited about getting started on my craft room redo...I have big big plans.
But most of it will happen after the wood floors get installed...
don't ask when that is at this point :)
But I got enough excited and decided to make something in grey and white since that will be the main color scheme of the room.I'm still somewhat obsessed with the look and texture of yarn after those yarn letters a while back, so I think I was just looking for an excuse to use my yarn again :)
I gathered a square canvas, grey yarn, glue sticks and a chevron stencil I printed off the internet.
Then I used the chevron stencil to lightly sketch out the lines onto the canvas.
These will be the guidelines for laying down the yarn.
This is the tedious part...
I just would make a thin line of hot glue all the way down the canvas following the chevron shape...
and you have to get the yarn down fast so the glue doesn't harden before it's down.
The hardest part is keeping the angles of the points, the yarn wants to round out...so I found it easiest to take a pencil and push it into points after laying the yarn.
I didn't want the yarn to go around the sides of the canvas so I just took some sewing scissors and cut them as close to the edge of the canvas as I could.
I kept going until all the spaces were filled :)
I adore the texture...
You could put fray check on the ends but I kind of like some of the fraying so I let it stay.
It's hard to make the chevron stripes with no gaps but you can go back and fill them in with small pieces of string if you want...I think the small amounts of white that peek through add to the texture :)
And of course, we had to do our outdoor photoshoot.
It's just better that way :)
I think it turned out amazing for such a spur-of-the-moment project idea...
I think I have a problem because I hate watching tv without something in my hands...so this was the perfect project to do while watching CSI NY.
I tried it out on my spring mantle...but it'll make it's debut in the craft room as soon as my house decides to cooperate :)
(Can you see why I like my outdoor pictures better?? Gah)
What do you think?
Do you love the texture of yarn as much as I do?
Or is it just the chevron that is so fun?
Hope you guys have a great monday-
keep your fingers crossed that I don't bomb my big presentation in class today!!