Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Creative

I can tell when I am in a rut and I need to make something. Now, I didn't not get the family gift of painting, BUT I do LOVE colors. I love amazing scrapbook paper like this:
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Or how cute is this?:
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I also have a LOVE affair with fabrics. The women in my family have been amazing seamstresses for generations, but I'm not that great at it. My mom paid for two maybe three years of lessons to help, I made a bag, a pair of pants (with one side sewn on wrong side out), a skirt (that took me so long to make it didn't fit when I was done), and a dress that is still unfinished 10 years later hanging in my mother's hallway closet. I'm sure she hopes I'll finish it & maybe wear it some day. Love my mom. But I have always loved doing crafts with fabrics. Patterns, I don't do. Lindsey Cheney at The Pleated Poppy has got my creative juices flowing again! She has an amazing eye for fabrics and I've been motivated by her to do some fun projects w/ fabric lately!!

On her blog she made a Family Rules Canvas. You can see it here. I was in love with the concept and was super excited to make something creative and fun. I won't lie, it took a while, but the end result is beautiful.

I'm thinking of making more. It was so fun to sit with my husband and discuss principles we want our family to live by. Here's what we came up with (we borrowed a few great ones):
Love the LORD your GOD
Use kind words, Always tell the truth
Sing silly, dance crazy, hug often, snuggle up, say I love you
Give to others first
Use your manners- Yes, Please & No, Thank you
Pay with Kisses
Hands are for hugging, not hitting
There is no "mine" in this house, it's all GODS
Husbands, love your wife... Wife, always have his side
Act responsibly, Be respectful, Choose wisely
Say what you're sorry for... Give grace & forgiveness freely
Obey with out challenge, excuse or delay
encourage, honor & love one another
Thank God for this day, this family & this home.

I've been doing lots of other crafts and gearing up for some sewing, but not until we get back from Chicago this weekend. Excited to celebrate with Ethan & Lindsey!

3 comments:

  1. adorable - i love it! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks. That means a lot coming from you! I definitely would do it a little differently next time. Less floral, more patterns. And I would have painted the whole canvas like you did.

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  3. Ok I feel like I'm cyber stalking you because I found your blog through a string of random facebook bunny trails. All that to say I LOVE this! Maybe I'll try one. I'll have to borrow some of those principals; they're great!

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