Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beautiful Fabric is Art !

I came across these frames that I've had stashed in The Craftroom for quite some time .
Does that one sentence convey to to you the absolute mayhem in The Craftroom if I can just "come across" them and let's not start about the footstool and the rather large cutlery box that really need something done with , anyway .......
I had some beautiful fabric that I couldn't bear to cut (tragic I know) and thought I could frame it and then I could look at it anytime . I cleaned and painted the frames and put the fabric in and just secured it with a few stitches at the back . I replaced the glass to protect the fabric and this way if I do decide I want to sew it I can as it hasn't been stapled or cut . It also means I can change my work of arts anytime I want !
My little dog obviously approves too after a quick sniff , smart dog !
 

51 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

WOW! Love it! Such a fantastic idea and your fabric show pieces are just gorgeous..no wonder you want to frame them! Lisa

Sarah said...

Brilliant!! Love the new look frames too. Brown is so awful looking but that white is amazing and picks up all the detail. Love your choice of fabrics too.

Posie Patchwork said...

Incredible finds, love a good frame & reuse makeover. Love Posie

Jo in TAS said...

They look stunning! Great way to display your favourite prints. I'll have to keep an eye out for some frames now, a visit to my local tip shop is on the list for this weekend.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I agree brilliant idea...

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Such a transformation too!
Those frames look real happy now

miss~nance said...

I love this idea lare have seen it a few times now and one day I WILL do it.

Hugs & Blessings

Gail

Joy said...

Ooooh you're clever!!! What a great idea :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Julia said...

Me too..I agree brilliant idea... they look great!
Julia ♥

Mistea said...

See you knew there was a reason for hiding such pretty frames in the craftroom. Hey enjoy your new works of art - my favourite has to be the apples.

ittybittyandpretty said...

really really lovely. white paint makes everything look crisp.
xxrosey

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very pretty Clare! You are so clever.

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome....very creative brain...

Allie said...

That's lovely - really love the pink roses!

retdairyqueen said...

What a great idea

Linda Lilly C said...

Oh very pretty indeed and I soooo understand the need to look at pretty fabric without cutting it up, it is not tragic at all, just normal I say.
Great job!
Kiss noises Linda Lilly C

Kate said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I just adore that bottom pink one. X

Rebecca said...

What a great idea and you are such a clever thing. Love the apple fabric and I to have fabric that I don't want to cut as well, so old frames here I come.
Hugs Bec

Polka Dot Daze said...

A really fabulous idea! I love the idea of painting old frames white, I had never thought of that. Plus being able to change the fabric, seems much better than stapling them on to a canvas.

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

I love the white frames (how different they look!), and now you can appreciate your pretty fabric -i love it!

Anita said...

Those frames are just gorgeous and how different they look in white. I love the idea of using the material as the picture, you are very clever. Kind regards, Anita.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That's ingenious - they look wonderful. I like the white frames too.

summerfete said...

hehe great clares think alike.
I have framed some or the vintage patchwork I have.
So inspirational
Clare x

Barb said...

Totally wonderful....what a way to put some splash in your craft room....love it!!

Itch2stitch.com said...

They look brilliant! Suzie. xxx

Craftdrawer said...

Great idea and how easy to make!!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Those frames painted white came up a treat & highlight the fabric beautifully.
Jane

jindiscottage said...

What a difference a coat of paint makes - the frames look so pretty painted. I think using fabric as "art" is a great idea.

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun idea! I have lots of fabric I can't bear to cut into -- not enough wall space LOL! Thanks for your visit to my blog -- if only I lived next to you -- I'd be there in a minute and I probably wouldn't have to trudge through snow to do it! ;-)

Karen's Korner said...

Instant art!!!! What a great idea.

Donnelly said...

I love this idea! How pretty yours are! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

Robyn said...

Hi Clare *waving*
I love the way you think...clever girl!!
What a fabulous idea!!
Don't they look grrreeeatttt!!!?!

Hope you're enjoying them on your wall now :p

hugs
Robyn xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The glossy white frames show case the fabric beautifully - great way to display favourite prints.

Well done on the magazine profile!

Julie said...

Gorgeous. Would you believe I have a stash of frames to do exactly that with but have never got around to it. Yours look fabulous and the best thing is if you get tired of one design, or change your decor you can just change the fabric over.

Shiree said...

such a clever idea, look really wodnerful and such a nice way of showing off some favourite fabric.

Frolic in Fabric said...

Simply gorgeous! The white looks amazing and the details of these old frames are so old worldly.. Just like the cornice of an old house. Love it. Thanks also for dropping by my blog. Elizabeth X

Kylie said...

They look great:)

Lisa said...

What a fantatic idea! They are great... I can see why you dont want to cut the fabric up... Hugs Lisa

Lisa said...

What a fantatic idea! They are great... I can see why you dont want to cut the fabric up... Hugs Lisa

Lisa said...

What a fantatic idea! They are great... I can see why you dont want to cut the fabric up... Hugs Lisa

Lisa said...

What a fantatic idea! They are great... I can see why you dont want to cut the fabric up... Hugs Lisa

Sue-Anne said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the apple fabric!

em's scrapbag said...

What an absolutely brilant idea! They look fabulous!

beedeebabee♥ said...

What a great idea!...and a cute little doggy too! xoxo

Miss Nancy said...

What a great idea! They turned out to be very pretty. Well done.
I just found your great blog. I will check it out further.

Have a great day.

Judith Tetley said...

oooh yes this is a nice idea...well done Clare!
Kind Regards
From Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Janellybelly said...

I feel the same about some of my favourite fabrics, the frames look amazing.

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Sharon said...

Wow! They're lovely, I wanted to do something like that for a splash back behind the hob in the kitchen, now I gotta go and find a frame TOMORROW!

Linda said...

so beautiful! what eye candy your blog has been this morning while catching up with your posts! xx

Jackie said...

OH I just luv these. What a great idea...I've got a box of old picture frames in various sizes....I just just picture a collage of frames on the wall all with pretty fabrics. So many great ideas, so little time...