and so have so many of you!
nearly everyday i get a new comment or email from one of you that has made your own.
you guys really have to go look at them all –
they are really inspiring and helpful if you haven’t done your own yet.
yes, i stole some of your rules.
i began with my canvas,
painted it sloppily with random acrylic paints,
and started choosing my fabrics.
yes, i said fabric!
nicole made her’s with paper, and so have many of you,
but i wanted to try it with fabric and iron-on transfer paper.
our house has very little wall space, so thankfully the canvas fit in the only place it could go.
and i love it here!
it’s our tiny hallway by the kitchen,
between the bathroom and silas’ room.
our kitchen is pretty white and this canvas it just the kick in the color pants it needed.
overall, i’m really happy with it.
but it may be that i’m more happy that i’m done with it than the actual finished product ;)
thank God for this day, for this family, for this home
sing silly, dance crazy, hug often, snuggle up, say i love you
be creative at all times
use kind words – obey your parents – always tell the truth
share everything… except bad ideas
say what you are sorry for… forgiveness is mandatory
give your guest your best
husband love your wife – wife always be on his side
hands are for hugging not hitting
there is no “mine” in this house – it’s all God’s
encourage your siblings… share in their joy
too much t.v. is bad. too much reading is good.
act responsibly, be respectful, choose wisely
love the Lord your God
some of you have had trouble with the mod podge causing your paper to bubble and ripple.
i avoided that with the fabric, for the most part.
i was pretty happy with the transfer paper,
but it worked better on some fabric than on others.
you can see the outline of it on many of the fabrics,
but i gave up on perfection long ago.
just realize when you do this project that it probably won’t be perfect.
perfection is so much harder to achieve.
i also varied the edges of the fabrics with different cuts,
like a scallop, straight cut, and more decorative scallops.
i took scrapbook paper that had decorative edges and
traced it with a water soluble marker, then cut it out.
so now its your turn!
i’ll try to do a post soon of a compilation of all of our family rules…
also, many of you have asked if nicole is going to sell these. for now, the answer is no. she just had her 4th baby and is busy enough with her little monkeys. but she is looking into getting them reproduced, so i’ll definitely keep you all posted if this comes to fruition!
i’m off to decorate for a big fat greek celebration (more on that later!).