"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." — Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Sorry for not posting much these past few weeks! I've been so busy preparing for craft fairs and bazaars, that I haven't had much time for anything else. My November is pretty much booked between Super Saturday's and the craft fairs, so I'm not sure how much I'll be posting. But I'll try and come up with a few fun things to blog about between now and then! Thanks for looking!
I made this for my daughter when she was a baby. Her nick name was "Princess Pea". We thought that it would make a cute costume. Way back when (7 years ago) I had a hard time finding any cute pea costumes so I decided to make one.
(I'm sure you can figure this out just by looking at it)
I just took a pair of "Carters" pajamas and undid the embroidered decal of the dinosaur on the front. Then I sewed the little "Peas" and stuffed them with batting, then sewed them to the pajamas. Next, I glued a piece of plastic Ivy to make it look like a pea vine. Then I just made the hat to match, and I added a little plastic Ivy to that.
Cut the wood into a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/4" square. Sand the wood using a hand sander or sand paper. Dust off the wood. Paint the wood your desired color (I used 3 different orange variations). My blocks needed two coats of paint. Let dry.
Download and install the free Punkinhead font. Using your vinyl plotter cut out desired pumpkin faces making sure to fit the correct wood dimensions. If you don't have a vinyl plotter, cut out shapes on black construction paper.
Once your wood block is dry sand the edges and add antiquing ink. You can choose to spray with a shiny or matte finish clear spray. Let dry.
Once the wood is completely dry, add your vinyl (or paper).You can finish the block by adding a ribbon, tulle, or cut out a wooden stem and glue to the top.
Variations: *Add scrapbooking paper to the wood using mod podge. *Add glitter to your project for a sparkle you will LOVE!
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