Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Offerings

Printed out letters
traced it onto some "pretty paper" (thanks for the support, Hayden).HA-who says I don't sew?Framed it up.Attempted to staple gun some ribbon to the back. When my staple gun gave me attitude, dropped him and used a hammer instead. How else can you get staples to bend all catty-wonk? I'm calling it "rustic."
Grabbed a stack of remnant fabriccut it into stripstied it onto the ribbonthen gave it a haircut and foofed it. Technical term. And not one I use often. Voila. Perfect size for a dollar store gift box, ribbon from here and an initial magnet. My husband's two cents?

"I don't like it. I get the letter thing, but the top looks like somebody's old laundry."

But what does HE know?

31 comments:

  1. that last picture is propaganda!! lies, all lies!

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  2. I love it!! Everything you do is awesome! I might do that for Courtney's room....Hmmmmm....

    Thanks for the inspirations.

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  3. You are so creative. How do you come up with these things?

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  4. I love it! I might copy it for the girls room too!

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  5. Stupid Factory- Where Boys Are Made. Haha. I'll probably be chuckling about that all day.

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  6. Let the truth be told!! I mean...my husband isn't stupid ;) I totally think the ribbon made it, that looks awesome.

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  7. In my defense, I didn't see the final product before the haircut. That made a big difference.

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  8. We'll take a "W". Thanks. BTW: where were you last night? We missed ya!

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  9. You are so creative..wish you were my neighbor and I would just hang around to see what you would come up with next!

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  10. oh man, boys just DO NOT GET IT sometimes. don't they all learn that they're supposed to smile and nod when we do creative things?

    if i have time next week we are TOTALLY going to do those for teacher gifts. thanks for some awesome ideas as always - and where do i get the cute letter magnets???

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  11. cute as usual! and i love roger's comment! too funny! but i love the stupid factory even better!

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  12. Oh my goodness! Sooooo cute! I love your blog!

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  13. What a fabulous project! So creative! I love it! I have a sewing machine that I am afraid of. I think I MIGHT be able to handle this one, though! Thanks for visiting my blog! It's nice to meet you!

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  14. Adorable!!!! Can I link to this? Stupid heads.

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  15. I thought this was a brilliant and very chic idea. I did however feel slightly insulted by the stupid factory picture.

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  16. What are the fonts you used? I'll be stashing this idea away!!

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  17. Wow, that is CUTE! I love it!!!

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  18. Love it! My husband wouldn't get it either...but I do and love the idea!

    ~ Sarah

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  19. Well, there's a good chance our husband's are related! My husband's favorite question in regards to my decorating purchases is, "But what is it FOR? What do you DO with it? I don't get it."
    Blessings!

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  20. So yeah I'm really late seeing this post but I love it!! I really like the picture at the end!! Great idea, did you write the name at the bottom?

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  21. I am HOWLING at your husband's comment about the laundry. Am divorced but I can pretty much picture every male in my life saying the same thing. Thanks for posting!

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  22. And when I say every male, I mean dads and bro in laws etc. After I posted I thought that might be misconstrued.... ;o)

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  23. My husband would say the exact same thing!! I love it! So creative and fantastic :)
    Lina

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  24. Awesome! Doing this project this year for my son's 3 teachers. He's autistic and will love helping with this one. Thanks so much.

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  25. I would love to know which font you used and how you got the template so big. Did you just enlarge it on a copier?

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    1. Do a google search for the letter you want, and then you can insert it into a word document and resize it to whatever size you need.

      The handwriting font is "CK Becky" that you can download here: http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/CK_free_fonts

      The other one is "Lucida Handwriting."

      Hope that helps!

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  26. i love it! You are so creative- i hope to see more.

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  27. Where did you find the letter magnet? Need one--or a hundred.

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  28. How did you get the written name on the bottom? Did you use a pen or print it on the paper before adding the initial? Adorable! Thanks!

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    1. Can you imagine how horribly it would've turned out if I wrote it? :) I printed it out first.

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