|He's so annoyed with me!|
The artist Kiki Smith was my inspiration:
I bought cheap muslin, batting, fabric dye, and embroidery thread. First, I did a series of dip dying in different colors of rit dye. My hands were stained and looked a little troll-ish because I didn't wear gloves. I intended the fabric to be a quite a bit darker- like a deep black/purple, but I am pleasantly surprised with the lighter color.
I used my mom's gigantic embroidery hoop to stitch the stars (I did this while watching Anne of Green Gables with my sisters and mom- this is highly recommended). I loved stitching the stars free-hand, it was exciting and interesting to see how each one developed.
Then I slapped the batting and fabric to a big piece of wood and stapled it to the back (with a staple gun- duh). That is it. Simple. It is not a fancy headboard, but it is perfect for me!
Now, go make a headboard and send us a link so we can see it!