I love my job!

I don't know how some of you bloggers out there are able to post every week. I get so caught up in my life and responsibilities that the blog just falls into the ether. One of my latest responsibilites is finished, and I am excited to show you the results! I have been hired over the last year by a couple of friends to do some home improvement projects involving mostly painting, including ragging and glazing techniques.

This bathroom involved painting, but I was also asked to do a couple of really fun projects. I added a custom mosaic frame around the large mirror, and I customised a valance for the window.

For the mirror I combined a variety of small tiles, both in glass and stone, and affixed them directly to the mirror with silicone glue. The end result created a kind of patchwork feel.

For the valance, we picked a lovely fabric of gray bird and vine silhouettes on a white background.

I applied some wonderful batiked and hand-dyed fabrics over portions of the design using Steam-A-Steam, which is a great fusible product that is re-positionable and can be cut with the fabric for a perfect edge. After all the elements were ironed down I added stitching using perle cotton, to emphazise the applique and tie the design together. I loved doing the needlework so much I actually lost track of the hours I spent! Don't you love it when that happens?