As promised, here's a picture of the surprise I created for my son for his birthday. It took me a little longer to post this picture because the postal system didn't deliver the package on time ~ and I didn't want to spoil the surprise with a picture (my son actually reads my blog:). I rushed to include some homemade snicker doodles and to send them via next day express....four days later, stale cookies included, he finally received his present.
The two pictures my son is holding above are of two state flags. One is from South Carolina, my son's birthplace, and the other is California's state flag. My son is proud of his Southern roots, while loving the fact that he is now a Californian. We moved here when he was 16 and he has fallen in love with the Golden State, now living and working in San Francisco.
I made the stretched canvas transfers by printing my creations of vintage flags on fabric in black and white and then adhering them to the stretched canvases with Mod Podge. I used the flags' colors to paint the borders. You can see the paint colors in my previous post here. I love doing these transfers and even have some featured in my Etsy shop, Hartley Rowe. Please let me know if you have any questions about how I make them or would like to see more.
I hope my son likes his new creations. He has quite a collection of Mom-creations. I can't wait to add more.....
My husband loves baseball!! He's so excited that pitchers and catchers report for training this week. We've spent the weekend watching favorite baseball movies...last night's feature ~ "Field of Dreams". Enjoy a little warm-up to baseball season.
I finally got back to my workshop today. It's been almost a month since I last worked on a new creation. I can't post a picture of my creations yet.....they're a surprise. I did, however, post a clue in the picture below.
The reason the creations are a surprise is that I'm going to give them to our son for his 26th birthday. My kids are usually my guinea pigs for my new creations. With three of the four being adults now, and always looking for accessories for their own homes, I love helping them decorate. They know that in addition to all the fun stuff they receive for their birthdays, they usually always get a mom-creation. It's usually pretty evident these first editions are in need of improvement. And, I usually do find ways to spiffy them up before they go in my Etsy Shop. But, I like to think that the kids all have creations I've made with each of them in mind. There's always a story behind each gift.
I'll post another picture soon. The birthday boy celebrates his birthday soon. Hopefully the mail man will deliver his package on time! Happy Birthday, Andy, I love you!!