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« on: September 29, 2007 11:58:29 AM »

... are in my apartment!   Cheesy

I moved (again) into a new place with this guy I know (okay, it's my boyfriend of eight years) and when we got here, the walls were this weird baby-barf yellow/brown, with a darker shade of it for the trim.  How inspiring.    Anyhow, the walls are now a sweet aqua-y turqoise, the open kitchen is red, and the trim is white.  But here's some special projects I did to make the place a little more personal:

#1.  My heart on my wall... (half-wall between kitchen & livingroom)

..drawn with pencil and then painted with acrylic. 


#2. There's a pantry/laundryroom off the kitchen that needed to be covered, so I made and put up this curtain, sewn from my favorite fabric in the history of fabrics; sweet Dr. Seussish trees from japan.



#3.  I found these shelves at a thrift store for a dollar.  They're really shallow, and therefore perfect for little sewing stuff to have right in front of me at my sewing table.  Increases the likelihood of me actually putting stuff away when I'm done with it (generally near to impossible odds against)...



#4.  My favorite part!  I "bought" these images from matty8080.etsy.com, from Matty Cipov, who freaking rocks. Anyhow, he sold me the rights to use the images on my curtains (as opposed to selling me the physical prints), and I put them on curtains that I bought at Ikea...

Silhouette:


Anglerfish:


Viperfish:


I love them.  I love that they look like they're facing off when the curtains are closed  Cheesy .   I had to trace the images onto cloth (transferring attempts failed), and then I cut them out, backed them with more fabric for opacity, and sewed them in place. 

There you be!  Now you're more intimately acquainted with my apartment than my mother is.   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007 12:07:53 PM »

that is awsome! and that fabric is to die for.  do you know what it's called?
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007 12:12:30 PM »

Oh, my gosh! That gorgeous!!
Great job on the heart. My pre-med wife was in awe as well. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007 12:13:42 PM »

This is excellent - you have done a great job - and I love the heart - as student of biology it is my favourite part of the body to draw so well done.  And the colours are great as well.

With blessings.

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007 12:16:31 PM »

holy crap.  Shocked  your apartment is win. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007 12:31:30 PM »

Wow!  Your apt looks fantastic.  I love your thrifted shelves and the heart looks amazing.  The deep sea fangly fish look awesome (but I have to say that they would give me nightmares!)

Great job on everything!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007 12:45:12 PM »

that heart is frickin amazing!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007 12:46:24 PM »

you and your apartment win at life! Cheesy  Awesome!  I especially love the heart! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2007 12:53:28 PM »

Beautiful job!
Love your colour taste as well
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2007 01:00:21 PM »

 Smiley  Wow, thanks guys ...  the winters here are pretty grim, so the manboy and I figured we'd better make the place nice and bright for when it gets grey and miserable.  I think we've achieved success.

amor_fati  ... I think when I bought the fabric it was called "Giant Trees" or something like that (cryptic, I know).   I bought it at Superbuzzy.com, majorly on sale, but I know they're out of that particular colorway.  I think they have it in shades of blue and maybe with a black background too.  I haven't seen it elsewhere, but you might find it if you searched around; it's printed by Yuwa fabrics, and is from their..*checking* ... "Northern Europe Collection".  I have just under a yard left and am having palpitations trying to decide whether to save it for the perfect project down the road, or make it into a skirt or something to enjoy now.  That always happens to me with fabric.
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