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2019-12-15 13.21.08

I’ve got my groove back and have been enjoying painting more local snapshots.  I have lots more of these planned, so follow me on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss any! These are all all original pieces of art in ink and watercolour, and the size is 3.5 x 4.25 inches (old Polaroid size).  They’re currently priced at £20 (plus postage) each, and are available via Instagram.  I’ll start adding them to my Etsy shop in the new year, but in the meantime send me a DM on Instagram if you’d like to snap one up.

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WIP 30-04-2014_05

Fabulous fabric, right?  Here’s what I’m using it for.

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Matt stores his records like this, in open-fronted wooden boxes.  Which is fine, but they do invite dust (and a curious doglet).  He said he’d just drape a throw over the top… nay nay, that would look dreadful.  So I got him to choose some fabric and then leave it with me.

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My very simple solution was to make a flat cover for the front.  The bottom of the cover is tucked under the lower box, and the top of the cover is secured to the top of the upper box using handy magnets.

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So when Matt wants to get at his records he can just pull the cover down, like so:

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It won’t stop the dog if he’s determined to investigate, but it’s a sufficient deterrent for a dog who’s really not that into chewing things other than his toys.  It also looks pretty good!  I need to make a cover for the smaller box and then I’m done with that particular interior design challenge 🙂

For those who like to know these things I got the fabric from this seller on Etsy, but if you search online for “comic book fabric” you’ll get plenty of results and then spend an awful lot of time trying to decide which to buy.

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…by using coupon code MARCHMADNESS2012 during checkout from my Etsy shop.  Go on, treat yourself!

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