Saturday, December 09, 2006

Mom Memories

This years project was to create these for all my friends and family. It is taking much longer than expected as I still have my Cloth Doll Connection job to take care of.

I want to share the steps it took - don't expect details as I'm a miminalist at heart. I hope the photos will help. So here I go.

PS..... this is my mom at age 16.

After scanning all the photos I used PhotoShop to line up all the photos before printing them on "Waterslide Decal Paper."

Then I cut each one out - very carefully.

Place that photo into water. It will curl up and loosen it from the paper.

Slip the decal off the paper.

Here you see just the decal on my fingers.

Slip the decal onto the bamboo tile or place it onto anything else you'd like.

Wrap the decal around the bamboo tile and set aside to dry.

Spray each tile with a clear polyurethane sealant (gloss). I used the crochet needle to hold each one up to spray.

Then I started beading the tassels. I hadn't beaded in years and had to start from scratch. It took several trips to the bead stores to get all the right pieces.

These are the extra fun things I did for the party place cards. Our mothers joined us in spirit.

This is the backside of the placecard with pictures of our past Christmas parties.

Here is how it looked as the place card.

We girls have been celebrating Christmas for 36 years.
I love them.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My backyard

I thought I'd start my BLOG with a picture of my backyard. This is a good place to relax. My daughter, Sara and I painted the old shed many years ago. That was a great project, it covered the ugly plywood and a great way to bond with paint brushes.

I love bird houses and find sunflowers make me smile. I hope to grow some next summer.