MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The resurrection of a car


Last time I showed you a picture of the latest landscape I'm starting to work on.  I wasn't happy with the car so, with a nod to the Red Queen in Alice In Wonderland, it was an 'off with his head' moment here at Chez Magpie.  The car has been replaced with a better model and this is what it looks like now...


Much better I think!

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- You'll have to use the 'translate' feature for THIS, but it's another fun way to create words using wire.

- There's a really sweet needle book tutorial HERE.

- And THIS is a nice tote bag tutorial too.  And THIS is a great tote for your sewing supplies.

- Have a look at the amazing embroidery done by THIS artist!

- If you have some fat quarters in your stash, perhaps THESE might give you some ideas.

- THIS is something else that I came across that I think is an amazing idea.

Another anonymous quote for you today..."Once you've made the decision to move on, don't look back.  You will never find your future in the rear view mirror"













23 comments:

  1. Ah yes, this is much, much better! In fact, it’s going to be awesome!!

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    1. I like it better too. I think I could have spent hours on the other one and not been happy with it, so this time I simply started with plain white fabric and did it myself.

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    1. I'm happier with it too Shirlee - not perfect, but it will do!

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  3. I think it looks lovely. Hard to get these things right.... just need to keep experimenting! Christine xx

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    1. Oh yes, there's definitely a LOT of experimentation going on!!

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  4. It's amazing the character a little rust can add. Great idea!

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    1. The original car in the picture I'm working from is old & rusty so I had to try to replicate it as best I can.

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  5. This is a proper “field” car. Great change dear. Great links you have shared. Interesting quote I need to put into motion.

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    1. The original car was all wrong - I used colored fabric and thought it would work okay as the base and then I planned to 'rust' it, but it just didn't feel right. So I started over with plain white fabric and painted it myself. If all else fails, try try again!!

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  6. The car exchange is great and you are a great artist too. Love it.

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    1. Thank you Maureen - not so sure about the artist part, but I do my best with what I've got.

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  7. That's a super job you are doing on this barn / car.

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    1. The car has improved dramatically (I think!). The house is next 'up' on the needs work plan.

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  8. Ok, so, I read all the previous comments. You painted the car on white fabric and then what? Fused it in place? You cut out the window parts so the viewer sees right through? That is awesome. I love it.

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    1. Yep - the car is fused in place and you're right in thinking that I cut out the window parts. I started with white fabric and traced the outline and then painted it.

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  9. Wow! I truly liked the first one, but this one IS better!

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    1. Glad you think so - maybe I'm on the right track? The previous car would have need a ton of 'augmentation' to make it look the way I hoped it would, so it was much easier to start over.

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  10. That car. That rust. Great start!

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    1. Woo hoo - it actually looks like rust!!!!!!! I'm SOOOO happy!

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  11. Yep, loving this new car!

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