CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music SailboatsSummer has been keeping me busy…lots of yard work and fun extra time with the grands…but I just had to show you my latest project…little summery sailboats made from sheet music!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sailboat Pillow I seem to have a thing about sailboats lately! They star in my new summer sailboat pillow…a combination of burlap and canvas sporting a wonderful sailboat stamp. You can see more of it, including a tutorial and free graphics, by clicking here.

Joseph Conrad And I have pulled out my vintage Joseph Conrad novels…part of a series of his complete works dating from 1925 that my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I found at Goodwill a while back. He is still one of my favorite authors, dating from my teenage years when a crush on Peter O’Toole made me read Lord Jim in preparation for the movie! lol And, to my surprise, I discovered my love for books about the sea! A more fitting prop for my little sailboats cannot be found!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music Sailboats The boats themselves were very easy to make.
  • I pulled out some interesting-looking vintage sheet music from my stash…also a Goodwill find several years ago. I followed the directions that I found here for making origami sailboats. Fortunately, sheet music is the perfect size! If you prefer video instructions, you will find them here.
  • Then I cut a bamboo skewer in half and pushed it through the sail portion of the boat, taping it to the inside.
  • Next, I added a length of string, hot-gluing the center of it to the top of my little mast. I looped and tied the string through little holes I had made in either end of the boat using another bamboo skewer.
  • Finally, I embellished the string with little pennants made from toile scrapbooking paper.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music Sailboats And…voilà!…here it is! I am taking it for a little ride on a stormy sea to test it out!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music SailboatsThis one has something special. Do you see what it is? Yes…one of the pennants sports a black cat!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music Sailboats And here’s a final look! I love them...and they were free since I already had everything I needed! I am going to have fun moving them around the house to add a little summery touch! And…now that I can make origami boats, I will test them out in the wading pool with my little grands!

And in case you are wondering…where is the staff…I have to confess that they have a new addiction…Cat TV! Miss Isabella runs to the window each morning when the blinds are raised to begin her vigil! In fact, she has become such a couch potato that we are beginning a diet plan. I’ll keep you posted on how that is going!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my sheet music sailboats! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, The DIY Showoff for the Fun in the Sun party
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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