Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fly Away - Mixed Media Art Piece

I've been working on this for about 3 days now. I say three days but not a full three days, I work full time running the embroidery dept. of a local company plus I work part time at my local scrapbook store Signed Sealed and Delivered (love that place) and in my spare time that isn't taking care of three kids and running errands etc, etc... I make art. Usually you will find me at my kitchen table after dinner and into the wee hours of the morning "de-stressing", sure I usually wake bleary eyed and still tired when I get up to do it all over again the next day but if I don't get my craft on I get cranky, and no one wants that, LOL.
So this is my latest labor of love, I found this cute little cabinet card at the flea market and I shared it with you on this post....
I hand dyed the fabrics and trims and added some paint, some ink, some glue, some stitches by hand and by machine, some vintage buttons and findings,  and I also added some love.

The poem (or piece of a poem) is Cradle Song by Tennyson
What does little birdie say
In her nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, let me fly away.
Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till thy little wings are stronger.
So she rests a little longer,
Then she flies away.

What does little baby say,
In her bed at peep of day?
Baby says, like little birdie,
Let me rise and fly away.
Baby, sleep a little longer,
Till thy little limbs are stronger.
If she sleeps a little longer,
Baby too shall fly away.

I just love old hangers, they are so versatile. And I'm all about old Bingo cards right now. She still needs a few small finishing touches and when I find just the right pieces to use to finish it I will share the changes with you.


6p00d83451ead569e2 said...

I really like the way "FREE" is hightlighted in teh bingo cards as the wings. Really nice!

Erica said...

This is awesome! I love all the details. What a sweet little girl to brighten your day! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'll be having a giveaway on Tuesday - hope to see you on!

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