Monday, January 27, 2014

Sign me up!

It has been over a month since I have posted anything, I don’t know how time got away from me! I started to write about a few projects in December and never got around to putting them on the blog. So, even though time has passed and the holidays are over I am going to put them up!
Today’s post: Signs. I made two signs in December, one for my niece, Audrey, and the other for my Mom as a birthday gift. (Side note… my adorable and teeny tiny niece Audrey was born one week ago!! I will definitely be posting pictures of her!) The other signs I am putting up are decorative holiday signs that my cousin made for her family this Christmas.
The sign for baby Audrey’s nursery was String Art, I have done a few of them before and posted a blog last summer showing a little ‘how to’. It is super simple: Board, stain or paint, nails, hammer and yarn or string. Choose the shape or word you would like, print and cut an outline to trace onto your wooden board, hammer the nails around the shape and then go crazy filling in the shape by stringing and wrapping the yarn from nail to nail until you are happy with how it looks.
My Mom’s birthday gift was a ‘Family Birthdays’ sign that she had seen online and liked. It’s an easy way to show all family birthdays and a reminder of whose is next. Below each month hangs the birthdays, in order, with the family members name and day! We still need to finish filling in the rest of the birthdays on hers. I made the sign with the help of my cousin and her new Silhouette Cameo. (Popular Product Alert!!)
I wrote about my very talented cousin a few months ago after I stayed with her and she helped make curtains and pillows for our home. While I was at her house she received an extremely awesome package in the mail, the Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t know what the Silhouette Cameo is I suggest you look it up, that goes for any and all crafters, moms, teachers and DIYers…men too, because your wives will want one! It is the coolest machine and does SO many things, I can’t even begin to explain everything you can make with it.
Her Silhouette was delivered right in time to make gifts for her family, so she cut, stained and painted all of the boards, decided what designs and sayings she wanted and went to work making all of the signs! I love how different they all are and how cute they turned out!
In my next post I will update with things going on around here in the Poplin house! A little shout out to Amanda and Nathan on their gorgeous baby girl, welcome to the world Audrey!!! I hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far!!


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