Finsihed 2

Doodling? That was new to me until a few months ago. Now I find it so calming after a long, hectic day.  I seriously get so involved it becomes a lovely zen experience for me.

I have done a handful of these little pictures and now am trying to celebrate specific events and memorialize them with doodles.

My daughter has returned to school to finish up her degree in Elementary Education and I wanted something whimsical and fun and the school house with the little kiddies made her smile!

House bright

The pale mat that came with the frame was boring and covering the mat with fabric overwhelmed the doodle. I wanted to dress the mat up a bit and make it bright and a little crafty.  I was not going for sophistication! Frankly, I am not sure I could ever pull that off anyway.

Fabric and scissors

I have loads of leftover fabric and this piece happens to be from a summer dress I made my daughter last year. The colors were perfect.

Ironing Board1

I started by selecting areas of the fabric that had elements I liked. I applied iron-on, fusible mid-weight interfacing to large pieces of fabric as a backing. Once cooled, I cut out various shapes and experimented with stacking and placement until I felt it was just right. Spray on adhesive worked great to adhere them to the mat and I was finished!

Left top 2

My daughter was all smiles when I gave it to her. She really loves the little kiddies peeking out from the school house.  And this makes me so happy.

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