Sunday, May 26, 2013
It's Memorial Day - a time to honor all of those who have proudly served this country.
The unofficial beginning of summer.
The time to toot your horn and bang your drum.
Well, I didn't have a horn handy, but I did have a drum.
The drum was bought several weeks ago. The skins on both sides were smashed. I thought it would make a great hanging round shelf.
I started by taking the whole thing apart.
Since I had never assembled a drum before, I paid special attention to where each piece went.
I do not know what the skins (I am calling them that because I do not know the name) are made of, but they were stretched rather tightly around the hoops.
The inside was stained so I painted it with linen paint to lightly cover the spots.
The outside was treated with a restoring finish. It brought back the glow of the wood.
I printed an antique patriotic postcard from The Graphics Fairy directly onto cloth.
I used fabric tape to adhere the image to ticking-striped linen. Then taped the square onto a circle of muslin. I had a generous allowance to stretch the muslin around the hoop.
Two sheep tucks dressed in their stars and stripes sit in the shelf. They are ready to be hung.
The sheep tucks were a giveaway from The Rusty Thimble. If you like primitives, you will love her handmade items.
Brenda has a new giveaway for June. It involves sheep, too.
Read about the latest giveaway at The Rusty Thimble here.
Thanks to all of you who wished me well during my dental surgery last week. I am slowly coming out of the fog of the pain killers and will be around to read your posts. Enjoy your Memorial Day!
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