Wednesday, March 7, 2012

House Rules Subway Art on a Recycled Cabinet Door

This is something I have pinned and been meaning to do for awhile now.  All it took to get me motivated was a little bit of nesting! I'm hoping the nesting phase will see me complete many to do list is my husband. ha! To make a project like this of your own you need a board, cabinet door, canvas or other choice material to affix your "rules" to. I spray painted my cabinet door and then measured how much space I had to fill so I knew how many lines of text I could cut on the Silhouette Cameo. I opted to add an image at the bottom rather than have it be all text, but you can do what you like! If you don't have a machine capable of cutting vinyl, you could do a freehand version with paints and brushes or scour etsy and find someone to create a custom set of house rules for you. The tedious part of this project was weeding out the vinyl around the letters...otherwise this project would have taken me about an hour and half less time. I used the 3M velcro hangers to hang this today since there is a return air vent in this wall. I'll let you know if it doesn't do the job!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Peg Doll Overload!

This started out as one more thing on my Handmade Christmas Ideas pinterest board. You now see where this is going? First, I made a set of Disney princesses complete with a castle for my daughter. Then, I decided they were so fun I should make her Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters....and then, for my son Scooby Doo and the gang with a haunted mansion and the mystery machine. Ok...I promise that is where I stopped. The princesses debuted for E's birthday, which is roughly 3 weeks before Christmas. I loved them more than she did. Perhaps two is a bit too young for me to have given them to her. When they saw no loving from her I decided to etsy the other sets I had made her. My son had so many dinosaur presents under the tree that Scooby Doo and the gang are hiding in my closet for his birthday! Why am I telling you all of this? These dolls are such fun to create. You take a plain little peg doll from the craft store or you can get all fancy and purchase unfinished family sets on etsy or other online shops and turn them into whatever your imagination can fathom. I drew on mine with pencil and then purchased soy paints and sealer at JoAnn to ensure they would be non-toxic should my two year old decide that Ariel looks tasty. Below are the Mickey and Scooby Doo sets. I will get pictures of the others asap. They really are a treat since they have playsets that go with them. So run out and buy some peg people and create your own or you can check out the sets I have for sale or message me and I can create a custom set for you or give you pointers are creating your own.