I’m not really going to officially call this new design “Stars and Stuff”. I just don’t know what else to call it right now so that’s a temp name.
This is quite a bit late getting finished but it’s been rattling around in my head for a few months. Since the rough draft has been shuffled around on a scrap of paper for a little over a month I thought that it’d be best to take the time to make it so that I wouldn’t lose interest and then completely forget about it for years … (that’s happened before)
I’ve actually even completely forgotten about designs of finished things that I’ve made and sold. It’s only until I come across pictures on my old computer that I think “oh, I made that!” and surprise myself.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve come up with now …
I’ve always liked the look of deep blues with browns. It’s a perfect prim color combination.
Of course, when I turn this into a pattern to sell and you purchase the pattern, I’ll be interested to see what other colors look nice with this design. I think the traditional primitive deep reds, whites and blues would go nicely too.
I’m not planning to make this into a pattern right now though. It’s going to have to wait until next spring or so.
I really need to get a head start on new fall designs. I have scarecrow legs to draw just perfect before I can show you the new idea I have for a fall candlemat. :)
Soooooo … you blog people have been of little assistance with helping me to figure out a way to save the ooooold door on our garage.
Thank you Sandi, for the suggestion to turn it into a bench. I gave that serious thought but I’m not sure if it’s going to be sturdy enough to use as a bench for sitting but it might work as a garden bench to hold potted flowers and things.
I did suddenly have an idea though and snatched up the nearest empty white paper, which just so happened to be Sandi’s little note that she sent me in the mail. Sorry, Sandi, I hope you don’t mind that I used your sweet note card to draw on. :)
So here’s my idea that I presented to my husband.
We have a stockade type fence that needs repaired along the one side of our concrete driveway. There’s a basketball hoop in front of it so the fence is nice in that it keeps/stops the basketball from rolling into the woods. Since the fence was knocked over slightly from a wind storm and tree damage, it will need some work done to straighten it back into position.
So I think that perhaps sitting the door at a slight angle at the end of the fence would work really nicely. The angle of the door would enable hubby to store the unsightly garbage can behind it too.
That was just a quick rough sketch. Here’s what I actually presented to hubby to break the news to him about keeping the old door instead of throwing it into the dumpster…..
I wouldn’t say that he was enthused with the idea. I did get the “you must be crazy” eye roll, disgusted look from him when I first told him but the picture really helped to back up my idea. Showing pictures of the plans always helps because men tend to block out words, especially words that pertain to making more work for them to do.
So I’ve won! He did agree to keeping the door and turning it into a decorative garden door. I hope to have this done by late fall, simply because something does have to be done with the fence before winter strucks it down.
I’m going to work outside today to get that area cleared of the overgrown perennials.
And, I have scarecrow legs to draw too!
Happy Day everyone!
Oh, I’m planning a nice little giveaway very soon too … keep watch!