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Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Donna Downey Inspired Toolbelt...

Seeing that Donna Downey got stranded in Dusseldorf...and I was in the mood to play....I played. I found a video of a live webcast that Donna did for Prima showing her decorating one of her aprons. Well...I didn't have an apron, or most of the products she used....so I improvised, and this is what I made....I decorated an old toolbelt that I bought to use when I was a classroom assistant at Bonanza back in 2006.

The toolbelt was a plain canvas one, and I used Jo Sonja acrylic paint in turquoise and lime to paint it....I watered it down and applied it with a mini mister. I then left it to dry for a while. I have added two Prima bling swirls to the corner and an assortment of flowers...some by Prima and some from Wild Orchid Crafts here in the UK. I had one of Donna's fabric words and used the same verse she did on her apron, which was done on the computer, printed onto white cardstock and then I inked it with a couple of Versamagic chalk pads. I also added a ribbon trim to the top...it wasn't long enough that is why I added the flower in the opposite corner....I also think it balances it...better than putting it on the same side as the other larger flower.

I am pleased with how it turned out, and I did ask my other half to take a pic of me wearing it....but everyone he took I had my eyes shut...it is very sunny out in the garden...so I will try again later.

7 comments:

Zehavits said...

WOW i like it very much

Leanne said...

This is fab - I love the colour that you used!

I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

Leanne xx

Dotty Jo said...

How sweet - what a cute idea and such lovely colours! Jo x

Alix said...

oooh great job...i bet you'll be wearing to the supermarket and everywhere!! lol

Linda Elbourne said...

I am liking this a lot ... I have an apron ... several bags and heavens knows what else that need altering and just have n't found the time ... I think you may just have inspired me to get started :0)

Ifa said...

Yay, great idea. Great colours too...will match what you usually wear.

Carmen said...

So gorgeous, love the colours you've used!