I’ve been reacquainting myself with watercolour this week.. trying out colours and arrangements for a very special wedding invitation :) I just love drawing florals!
It’s been quite a while since I did a Workspace Wednesday post!
This project started out strong, with grand plans and a gung-ho attitude, but alas – it’s ended in a stand-off. Me versus a big pile of pretty braid. I kinda messed this DIY up!
This lovely braid is the result of hours of sitting in front of the TV diligently plaiting strips of fabric with the idea of making it into a beautiful big rag rug for the baby’s room (like this one). I haven’t had much luck finding a nice, affordable, grey and white dhurrie rug here yet, so thought – why not make a rug instead?!
Because it’s crazy that’s why.
It was only after I’d spent said hours on this braid and was covered from head to toe in loose threads that my wonderful hubby (and I mean that, if it wasn’t for him, I’d still be going) actually calculated how long my braid would need to be in order to make the desired size rug, which turned out to be about 170 metres. 170 METRES!??!? I thought I was doing pretty well with about 17 metres under my belt, but the idea of having to still do 10x that stopped me in my tracks. Mmmm, yeah probably should have calculated the amount I’d need BEFORE I started. Silly girl!
SO. Now I have 17m of very pretty white and grey braid that will probably become a bath mat in the very near future :) Not a total disaster, but I’m just not willing to dedicate the next 3 months to braiding fabric in the hopes that it *might* make a nice rug (which definitely isn’t guaranteed even after all that braiding!). Oh well! :)
Hah, who needs to buy kraft boxes when you can stay up half the night making them?! The things I do for DIY ;)
Also just on a more serious note, have you seen the news about the Philippines? It’s devastating to watch it unfold on the news, seeing the death toll keep rising and people going without food and shelter. If, like me, you’d like to help out in some way but aren’t sure how, have a look at this gorgeous print from Happy Hands Project.
Pauline is kindly selling an instant download of her hand-drawn artwork, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Philippine Red Cross. Head to Happy Hands Project to get one for yourself, and help get supplies to those that need it most right now.
My workspace as it is right now…
I’m in the middle of editing some photos for a series of DIYs coming up later in the Month, in collaboration with the wonderful Little Green Dot. Stay tuned! :)