I made an awesome discovery the other day. Chris was heading to Princess Auto and I of course wanted to go along. Why? you ask. I know I am generalizing here but I am sure most women enjoy a trip to Princess Auto about as much as our men love shoe shopping. I use to think that way, but no longer. I am a huge snooper and discovered this strange corner of the store that has a few aisles of all kinds of different odds and ends. Which have nothing to do with autos, or princesses for that matter. Every time I snoop through that area I always come home with some kind of treasure. This last time was the ultimate score as I found Guatemalan burlap coffee bean bags. How random hey? There were only 4 on the shelf which I snatched up immediately and proceeded to scour the store looking for an employee to find me more. No such luck, that is all they had. She even said I was lucky to get 4 as there were only 2 listed in the computer.
I love the earthy look of burlap and couldn’t wait to get some projects started with it. The first thing I did was to recover this chair…
I also made some burlap canvases, which I used to make this small flowery mixed media piece.
I am also experimenting with making flowers out of it, which are turning out pretty cool. I am sure those will be turning up very soon. So what is the lesson of the day? Don’t pass up the opportunity to explore a new store, you just never know what you will find.