When I first came across Pinterest , through Sian, it was something I could take or leave and didn't do much with it nor could I understand the buzz about it.
On Monday, I got it! It is my new website of choice and I love the variety and diversity of all the things on there. I came across this monogram by Jen Naulls
and totally fell in love with it. I followed her link to the American Crafts blog where Jen Jockisch had made the original one
and thought I would have a go sometime. (The American Crafts website has instructions).
Well that time came sooner than I thought! Yesterday evening, I felt the need to create something and was 'scrapped out' from the weekend so I decided that I would make it for my girlie as a welcome home present for when she gets back next week. A little something she can have in her room at uni and know that it was made by a mummy who loves and misses her very much.
During my clearing out of the spare room I had found an 8 x 8 box frame which I thought would be perfect. I didn't follow the tutorial exactly as I though it would be easier to use WordArt in MS Word to make the big G and then decided that, as her name is so beautiful, I would add the rest of her name in smaller letters and gave the whole page a purple boarder. I then printed this out onto white cardstock.
I used the colours of the letters to determine the colours of the buttons and brads. The last step was to paint Stickles onto the printed letters to give them a little depth as they looked very flat and boring compared to the G. I stuck it into the frame using foam pads because the back was quite bumpy with all the brads and also it is quite heavy for its size.
It didn't take as long as you would think and I am really pleased with the result.
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. Only 7 more days.
2. The spare bedroom is coming along nicely and by the end of the week should be in a fit state for the little plan I have for it!
3. The 5 bags of rubbish (mostly mine) from the spare room that I am taking to the dump tomorrow!