Friday, March 27, 2009

Why didn't I think of this before?

Many months ago, I ordered a huge boxful of chipboard shadowboxes. Annie alerted me that they were on sale really cheap somewhere on line, and I jumped on them. I've used them up gradually for my mini- and micro-quilts. This weekend, I was down to the last three, and I got this brainstorm. What if I didn't paint them? What if I covered them in quilting cottons that coordinated with the mini-quilts?

I dragged them outside and sprayed them with adhesive. Then I wrapped them like packages in pretty fat quarters. LOVE them. Dang it. Why didn't I think of this months ago. I wish I'd done them all this way.

Some of the pieces with painted frames have already sold. Those that linger are probably going to get taken apart and wrapped in fabric.


Janna said...

Oh! Wow!! That is so pretty! Kind of like a little fabric garden. I love the fabric covered chipboard idea.

idyll hands said...

Lovely! I love the colors!

ElegantSnobbery said...

PURE GENIUS. Those are spectacular!! And the yo-yos are the cutest things :)

Judy Hartman said...

Love this piece! The fabric covered frame really sets it off perfectly! Great idea!