Chloe, my 5 year old, got some new art supplies this week–that girl loves herself a good project. I think she was probably 2 or so when she started with her first projects. She will sit for hours doing anything artsy/projecty. She went through a serious “melty beads” (are you familiar with those-those little beads that you iron and they all melt together) phase–I bet I ironed over a hundred of those crazy things. I think I vaccuum up at least one or two of those crazy little beads every time I vaccuum! =) Those and lite brights will be the death of me… =) Chloe has been asking for more paints recently so when I saw a fun little set at a local kids consignment sale I snatched them up.
I was really kind of digging Chloe’s artwork and decided to make a little pillow based off of it. I’ve always thought it was kind of a stellar idea to use your kiddos artwork as crafty inspiration. I chose the fabrics for the circles based on her color choices and kept them pretty consistent with her circle placement. The circles are raw edge appliqued to the pillow top and then I stippled over the whole thing.
Won’t it be neat when it’s finished? Chloe thought it was pretty cool when she saw the pillow top beside her painting. I think she’ll be pretty tickled when the whole thing is finished. =)