WOOOHOOOO It’s friday! ::happydance::
My plans this weekend include:
- Visiting my momma in the hospital… (scary stuff went down a couple of weeks ago and I’m not ready to blog about that just quite yet) BUT she’s recovering!! Thank God.
- Sewing- I have one maxi dress on my table that I hope to finish tonight and one special project for one special sister. I am *hoping* to successfully recreate this bag:
I admit- I’m a baby blog. I just started. I have no clue how to really access the potential of turning this little tutorial blog into one of the big girl blogs. I follow the big girl blogs and eye their beautiful pictures and design with delight and a hopeful wish that “I can be like that someday!!”.
I decided to enter a little linky party- I’ve never done this before and reaching out to show my stuff is WAY out of my comfort zone.
Fireflies and Jellybeans is one of the great blogs I stalk on a regular basis. Full of ideas and wonderful pictures- I can always find inspiration here.
So today when I was out stalking- I discovered their linky party and I thought I would join. Okay…I feel like the odd kid out on the playground anyway- but I will suck it up and attempt to link my silhouette tutorial. Let’s hope I don’t screw it up.
So I follow the instructions…and instead of putting the name of my TUTORIAL as I should have- I entered my first and last name. Sigh. It’s obvious who the newbie is.
But the linky party has some VERY cool links to crafty, DIY, and yummy treats! I’m going back to stalk…
Check it out!
At about 5:35 pm on my drive home on Friday an idea hit me for a Father’s Day gift. In true Liz fashion- procrastination leads to inspiration. I decided I wanted to make my husband a framed silhouette of our little girl with her two little hands on the side. This is how the finished project turned out:
I have seen a couple of tutorials for these like this one here at Scissors and Spatulas, so I decided to attempt this for Father’s Day.
First I took a digital photo of my little girl’s profile. I downloaded this to the computer and then printed off a copy in an 8×10 format.
Using regular scissors I cut (very carefully) around the profile of her head to make the template.
Then I applied a glue stick to one side of the cut out and then pasted the profile on to a piece of black construction paper. I wanted her profile to face left so I applied the glue to the picture side and then pasted the picture side to the construction paper.
I then cut around the profile again very carefully to create the silhouette.
Next, I traced around her little wiggly hands on a piece of black construction paper and then cut those out as well.
I used an 8×10 piece of white cardstock and applied the head profile in the center of this. I also wrote in the date on the bottom right hand corner.
I cut two 5×7 pieces of cardstock and applied the hands to the center of these.
Next I framed the pieces and used a ribbon to hang them from the wall.
So easy! And I was able to complete it while my husband was taking a nap! He loved it.
Ugh. I’ve been out of blogland for a good two weeks. So here is a rewind of what I’ve been doing:
I started a dress. A maxi dress. I love the fabric, love the style- but OMG did it turn out horribly. It’s horrid. It’s lumpy and better suited for someone who is way way WAY more endowed than I am…I guess I mis-measured somewhere. Soooo I’ve scratched the first version- and am going to revisit it this weekend and HOPEFULLY I can salvage it. AND I’ll show a pic to prove just how horrid it is.
I also took a much needed weekend girl’s trip to the beautiful town of Gruene, Texas for some serious relaxing, gossip, and tubing. I highly recommend. Not just the tubing- but the relaxing break time spent with wonderful supportive people.
In the meantime- here are some fabulous Friday links that have inspired me…
First- it’s skirt week at Crafterhours! Crafterhours has featured a blog called Noodlehead that I’m pretty sure will be added to my reader. She sews the cutest skirts!
HOW flipping cute is THIS skirt!!
Photo courtesy Noodlehead Blog
Here is the tutorial!
I love the style of this and it seems like a perfect summer skirt. I”m hoping that once I finish my horrid representation of a maxi dress I can get started on this. I think I’m gonna repurpose an old denim summer dress that I can’t wear any more. So excited!
Sooo 4th of July is coming up.. How cute is this wreath?
While cruising through Pinterest
- I discovered this on one of my friends pages. Pinterest is the best website for ideas and sharing. Love it
. So I followed the link above and found the tutorial! Very cute.
Let’s just add this to my long list of things to do soon.
I need something sweet to make for my sweetie this weekend for Father’s Day. I’m thinking… Yeah this will do.
Photo courtesy The Girl Who Ate Everything
Nomnomnomnomnom I’m totally blowing my diet for this treat. And the entire blog seems to be filled with delightful goodies. ::I’monadiet.I’monadiet.I’monadiet.I’monadiet::
Here’s the recipe:
Enjoy and have an amazing Father’s Day weekend!