Hi friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to get some crafty time. We went to a spring celebration on Saturday and enjoyed the warmer weather that finally seem to have arrived. It is Monday and of course time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Our theme this week is Home Décor, and I am looking forward to seeing the submissions, especially since home décor is one of my favourite types of projects.
Since this is the first Monday of a new month we are showcasing a company/designer, and this month it is Prima Marketing. Prima has so many gorgeous products and I also love their range of mediums, such as the new watercolor paints (check out this Watercolour Tree art journal post if you want to see an example). The first Prima product that I remember loving were the glass milk bottles filled with flowers, quite some years ago now.
This week, I decided to do something a little different. When I was a child, I loved loom weaving and I made an endless supply of carpets, blankets and table cloths for my dolls. Since then, I have not once used a loom weave, which made it extra special to weave this wall-hanging. I used Prima's Desert Sunset Fiber Arts Loom Kit, which includes everything that you need to start loom weaving. My wall-hanging isn't perfect, but I was happy with the final result and it is now hanging in the living room. The process of making this loom weaving was in itself a part of its meaning. Not only was I remembering how much I loved to weave as a child, but my son also got involved.
My wall-hanging is 9 in wide and 13 in tall (including the tassels). The loom included in the kit is quite large. I used about two-thirds of it width-wise, and almost, but not completely, the whole length.
When I went to pre-primary school, I made this loom weaving. I can still clearly remember how happy I was with it and it was hanging on my wall throughout my childhood. Even then, I loved making projects with houses, just like today. This week's project is inspired by this old one.
I wanted the edges of my house to be sharp, as on the original weave, which is why I left the opening that you see between the house and the sky. Later, I changed my mind and wished that I had closed that opening up, but I didn't want to do everything over again, so I left it as it was.
I hope you will join us in our Home Decor challenge. You don't have to use Prima products, but it is always fun if you do. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily.
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.
Thank you so much for visiting today!