Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Counting Blessings

I know I said I'd share on how I made Counting Blessings Craft, I've had some unexpected surgery two week ago and I'm not allowed to do any work for another 6 weeks.  I will not have step by step pictures,  but I hope I can explain it.

First of all you need a frame if you like the frame look. I made my frame but you can use any large frame if you want. You can almost do it any size you want, and if you don't work with wood you can always use cute scrape book paper  or chip board for the numbers, but to use the hooks I used you will need wood for the backing.

You will need a wood board to put into the frame, Paint it any color you want. Mine is painted the color "Linen"  I glued three pieces of wood onto the base wood for the 3d look of "Children, Grand Children, Great Grand Children" (I have also made some that say "on the way") those 3 pieces of wood and the number tiles are all cut from 1/8-1//4 in wood. 

The wood with the numbers need a hole drilled in the top of each one, I made 2 sets of numbers with number on both side of the wood. 

there are 2 hooks under each title, the hook are found at Lowe's, Home Depot, Wal-Mart or your local hardware store. They are found by the cup hooks, they are shaped like an L. I bend the end of the hook a little flat so the wood number will slide on or off easily. You could probably also use a nail with no head.

All the writing is done in Vinyl, I designed and cut the vinyl myself.  I used black matte. 

If you have any question feel free to ask. I'm on pain meds and not sure if this makes sense to anyone else.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Questions about Projects.

I've been getting email, and asked questions about a few of my projects from my post. "Crafts from my past".
I haven't been doing wood work for a couple months, at first I was just too busy with other things, Now it's just TOO HOT!
So I will be doing some tutorials at least on the "Count my Blessings" project in August, most likely around the end of August.
If anyone has questions on any other project, please let me know and I will see what I can do.
thank you

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentines is more than Romance

I know people who complain about Valentines Day because they aren't in a romantic relationship.  Where does it say you have to be in a relationship to celebrate the love we have all around us everyday. I know we don't need a day to say I Love You, but I think we all take advantage of the ones we love way to often and Valentines Day can be one of those day's that says wake up and smell the roses.  

We have so many people who are all around us that we love, Parents, Grand parent, children, friends, siblings, co-workers or how about that Elderly Widow lady down the street. You know what I mean. If not you're missing out and you need to open your eye and find these kind of people in your life.

I'm a big fan of Pinterest (as if you didn't know) and there are all kinds of ideas for treat ideas to give to these special people. Here are some of the Ideas I have found and I'm sure there will be more between now and Feb. 14th. 

I'm personally still deciding on which ones I'm going to make.




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Wood Projects

So I've been have some pinterest fun with Valentines Day stuff, I've been needing a therapy session with my wood, it's been over a month since my last session and need one badly but life has been so busy.

So looking at my wood item I have pinned here are my choices for therapy, now just to decide which ones to do?

Heart Shapes

Love Words

XOXO: Hugs and Kisses

 and everything else