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Getting Ready for the Santa Ana Patchwork Festival May 24

I’ve spent the last few days in over-drive mode getting ready for the big, spring Patchwork Festival that is this Sunday in Santa Ana.PATCHWORK FESTIVAL SANTA ANA CALIFORNIA

I’m really looking forward to it. It’s always a great show and in such a cool setting.

I’m also excited to see how some new stuff goes over.Vintage Patent Prints Cheltenham Road

I’ve gone crazy lately for patent images! (you’ll be seeing them in a lot of projects)

So many possibilities

Of course millions of coaster are done…..or at least drying (and dusty…..)Retro Coaster Sets by Cheltenham Road

I grabbed some of the last few pieces of the never-ending dresser and put together a fun (I think) way to display the smaller patent prints.Vintage Style Display for Craft Shows

I snapped that picture before it was done. I’ll give a blow by blow of the final project next week.

And, while all this was going on I also put the finishing touches on my next Mod Podge Rocks project.  A small tribute to my mom and sisters for their crazy awesome fiber arts skills!Chletenham Road Tutorial for Mod Podge Rocks

If you are remotely local please do come to Patchwork. It’s an awesome show with free admission and live music in a totally charming revitalized downtown setting.

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About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

4 responses »

  1. Seriously, David, do the projects you have made from THAT dresser ALSO multiply and expand as it evidently has been doing? Did Steven King discard that….THING??? Exorcism? Just sayin’….

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  2. Wow, you have been busy, David with that magic dresser! I really like the patent images, can’t wait to see more creations. Good luck at the show, sounds lovely!

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  3. Hope you did well at the show. What is it you are making with the patent images? I couldn’t tell from the pic. They are cool graphics, though.

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