Monday, 5 November 2012

gettin' mah craft on.

I've wanted to put Bean's name up on her bedroom wall for a while, 
but haven't been able to find anything that I liked.
So I decided to make it.
I bought plain wooden letters from the craft store, and painted the sides with acrylic paint.
The first picture was after one coat - I did two.
And yes, the cookie was a necessary part of the process.
I traced the letters on scrapbook paper and cut them out with an exacto knife.  
One letter I did in green as an accent colour, the rest I used two different patterns and made them into stripes (hello I have a stripes addiction).  I tore the sheets by hand because I didn't want it to look too "clean", and glued the strips back into the stripe pattern before tracing/cutting.
And then good ol' Mod Podge.
A little Mod Podge on the letter and two coats on top.
Et voila.

I have too many things that I want to make and not enough time...
I also wish I had a sewing machine... and a serger... a glue gun... a staple gun...
None of which I have room for in the house but that's neither here nor there.

In other news, the lady is 5 months today.
**insert cliche rant about how she's growing up too quickly**


  1. Love your craft girl, and she is absolutely adorable! :)
    xo TJ

    1. thank you for stopping by tj!
      love your blog! the story of how you and your mr. met is so cute :)