Saturday, January 31, 2009

Show & Tell with Mel - Feb. 1st

I teased you last week by just showing you a bit of lumber, glue and some odds and ends of paper, ribbon, etc. So, now for the tell portion.

I saw this project over at a friend's house and have wanted to do it too. The last year or so, I've been collecting word decor. I have home, love, dream and some other words - faith, hope, etc. The one word I did not have, and have been looking for some time for, was "family". Those of you who have been around these parts before, probably have a sense that family is very important to me - not just the one I've tried to create, but also the one that I come from and the one my husband comes from, going back for generations. What I loved most about this project was the little bit of this and the little bit of that aspect. The bits and pieces that don't exactly match, but have just enough of a similar element that it all comes together in the end and ties together in a wonderful and beautiful hodge podge. Proof that with enough glue - you can put anything together and have a fun time doing it.

Now I just need to find a place to put it.





Now, go see what the other kids have brought.

20 comments:

Cassandra said...

The mystery is solved. Looks great, Julia!

The tag with "Est. 1992" is a great touch. :)

The Steadfast Warrior said...

At last the suspense is over! What a great project, and so very meaningful too. Lovely!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I love it! It's so pretty. Fantastic job :-)

Delenn said...

That is really creative.

battynurse said...

Very cool. Beautiful project.

Photogrl said...

So much better than anything you could buy in a store.

Great job!

Cynthia said...

Those are so cute! I love them! Very unique, and yes, something better than you could buy in a store. :-)

JamieD said...

How beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

I am envious of your creativity!!

Lori said...

Very clever and creative. You could go into business with these.

Kristin said...

That is gorgeous! You did an amazing job.

MrsSpock said...

That looks awesome- like scrapbooking material just not in book form?

Brenna said...

Aww, that's really special! I love seeing people's craft projects.

Beautiful Mess said...

That's so beautiful! I wish I had the talent and patience to do something like that. Nice work! Thank you for sharing.

loribeth said...

You're a genius, Julia. You need to submit that to a scrapbooking or paper crafts magazine.

GINA and KEV said...

So pretty!

Michelle said...

That is beautiful!!!!!!

Liv said...

What a great idea. Guess it's a good thing you were never able to find a "family" one on your own, so you make something much more personal.

WiseGuy said...

Finally! :)

Great Job there!

CLC said...

Beautiful! I am so impressed with your creativity!

Rebecca said...

That is beautiful! Love it!