Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

I wouldn't actually say I took the night off from crafting, just from knitting and sewing.  I spent the evening scouring my felt making books, looking for inspiration for a new project.  I've been wanting to embellish ready-made garments for a while now and today I picked up a nice wool coat from the Salvation Army store in Royal Oak.  It was half price since Winter is officially over.  Never mind that it will go down to the 20s tonight -- brrrrr.

I originally headed to the Salvation Army in search of more Pendleton wool shirts like the one I used in yesterday's pillow.  I didn't find any that I liked but I did spot a lot of coats that could be potential 'art clothes'.  I've admired a couple of friends' coats and wanted to take a stab, pun intended, at needle felting a design on a plain coat.  The problem is I have so many different design ideas floating around in my head that I'm having trouble focusing on one particular concept.  I'm sure something will come to me.

In the meantime, I'm off to get more ideas from my books, including my applique quilt books because they often have designs that can cross over to other crafts.