Saturday, October 20, 2012


There are a lot of things that have changed since my Man and I have gotten married.  Some psychological and some concrete, some have been harder to get used to than others, but some have been fun to look forward to.

One thing that I've been looking forward to is this project that I've had on my mind for quite a while now.  When I first moved into the condo, I went with a friend to the "Plaster Fun Time" nearby and painted an "F" which has hung on the door for the past 3 years proudly boasting my last initial and my artsy nature.  But now that that "F" is no longer my last initial, I had to come up with another boastable product...
So the "C" was born:

Below you can see it's infancy stages:
I printed a basic block letter from online, and put my nails in at regular intervals.

Once I had all the nails in, the paper was pulled off, pretty much clean with minor tweezer pulls for those pesky minor pieces that I could get off.

Full Grown:
Embroidery thread is then looped around the nails in succession, trying to keep the pattern relatively even and balanced.

This baby now hangs on our front door!!
I am so happy to have it done, and to have had my Hubs hang it on the front door yesterday while I was at work.  It's still makes me do a little double-take when I get to my new front door, but then it makes me smile as I learn to own my new last name.

I also used this technique to make a gift for my favorite baby girl:

1 comment:

  1. Hi - Stopping by from YHL! I love it and you make it look so easy! I might have to try this someday!