paper flower frame and other goodies
February 25, 2011 Photography
We went to Europe this past August and I have yet to print out and hang any photos of our trip! I know, shame on me! When I saw this tutorial HERE on how to make paper flowers, I got an idea. I took a 5×7 frame I already had, covered it in pages from an old book (I just tore pages out and ripped them into strips), covered that with modge podge and then made the flowers from the same book and glued them on. I also used a little distressing ink on everything since the book was fairly new and didn’t have that nice aged brown look to it and added a pretty brown ribbon to hang it by (just hot glued the ends of it on the back of the frame). I think this was the perfect frame for the photo of the Eiffel Tower I took the day we were in Paris!
When I was in Michael’s craft store the other day, I found these adorable stitched letters in the clearance aisle and they had all three letters for our monogram, so I snatched them up!
I also started to see a ton of crochet stuff pop up on pinterest.com….seems it’s the hot new thing. Of course crocheting has been around for a long time, and I was lucky enough to have my grandma teach me how to do it when I was little. It had literally been 15 years since I picked up a crochet hook but I figured…what the heck….and it was easy, like riding a bike, I never forgot how to do it. I figured I’d start out with something really simple and decided to do a big single square (granny square) blanket. I think I’m about 3/4 of the way done with it (only took a few days to get that far). I’m going to try and trim the edges when I’m done with pomp-a-doodle, never used any of the novelty yarns before, so we’ll see how that turns out.
My husband laughed and said it should be finished by the time all the cold weather leaves Florida. Which, I think it has! It was 80 degrees yesterday in Fort Myers!