I got a little excited when I saw a tapestry at the Oppie this week. Not just any old tapestry, but a DEER tapestry. I thought "Will I? Won't I?"... then when I saw the $7 price tag (that's a bargain at my Oppie) and thought about customising the frame I thought "DEFINITELY!"
So here's what I bought. I LOVE deer, and it's such a gorgeous design. The bold colour variations seem a bit "colour by numbers" to me. And the deer are petit point! Oh my goodness. I have done a tiny bit of petit point cross stich and it's so tedious and tricky! I can't imagine that petit point tapestry is much easier! This crafter must have had a lot of patience.
I was going to remove the tapestry before painting the frame but it was professionally framed and when I removed the backing paper I realised the tapestry was stapled to the frame. Meh. That would be too tricky. So I very carefully painted the frame with the tapestry still in place. It actually wasn't that hard! I used some cardstock the cover the tapestry and pushed it down when painting the edge of the frame next to the tapestry. I'm SO stoked with the end result. And Dave doesn't hate it! He doesn't like it, but he doesn't hate it. I'm not sure where to put it yet.
I'm linking to Her Library Adventures - check it out to see what other great op shop finds have been had!