I know, it's been a really long time. As in MONTHS.
It's been quite a summer for us this year. We haven't done much swimming in our pool because of the rainy & mostly cool weather, so I'm not even sure why we opened it this year, other than the fact it needs a new cover for next winter. It wasn't until after Independence Day when we finally opened it up & my daughter has only swam in it twice.
We've had quite a major time hog with a project that we've been working on since early May, but I can't disclose that just yet.
The other time hog has been taking our daughter, Brooke, to rehearsals, literally since the day after the last day of school in May. She was in a local production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as part of the children's choir.
They are now done with their 6 performances and I have to say it's been a fun ride and an amazing experience for all of us, in spite of the time & fuel consumption! I'm so very proud of my daughter and the entire cast of crew of this show. They had put on an AH-mazing show all 6 nights.
This is the Pharaoh, the guy who played him was awesome & the audience loved him!
This was from what is called the Megamix at the end of the play. Check out "Joseph's" guitar glasses (far left). If you can pay close attention to the blonde haired boy in the green shirt, you may get to see him in an upcoming Disney movie that was being filmed in a nearby town. He was an extra in the movie & was even chosen to play a small part in the talent show portion. This little boy is really something & quite a little entertainer!
They got better & better with each performance. They received standing ovations every night, as well. Even though it's been quite time consuming for our summer, our entire family has loved every minute of this new "adventure" & wouldn't have missed it - with that being said, we're also glad that it's finished.
That's just a little bit about our summer...
I have been working tons of craft projects during this time as well. I hadn't gotten many photos taken of them before they were sold, which is a good thing in a way!
I did come across a vintage chair at a garage sale recently. I already have more chairs to redo than I know what to do with, but the price was crazy cheap & it only had a small flaw that I would end up creatively camouflaging.
I replaced the padding on the seat and recovered it. In the meantime, I painted the chair black & did some light distressing.
Since I like making things that force me to "think outside the proverbial box" I wanted to add a little extra something out of the ordinary to this chair.
I crackle painted the top brace & stenciled the quote "Faith Hope Love" with some small prim stars in between. Also, if you look closely at the lower right point of the star in the circle, there is a chunk missing. I added the metal star to draw your attention away from the flaw. I started with a larger star that completely covered the missing chunk, but the first time I sat on the chair to check for comfort, the belt loop on my jeans caught a point of that star & bent it all up. Start over - use smaller star.
I have been making so much stuff lately that is black & more prim looking. I have a customer that really likes that look, so I've been working several pieces for her. She didn't purchase this, so it's going in my "shop" (Rustique & Chic).
So, for those of you wondering where I've been & what I've been up to, that's basically it in a nutshell. Hopefully my next blog post won't be a whole season from now.
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