Monday, May 11, 2009

Small, Medium, & Super-sized

The big debut is here ... I've teased you with a few sneak peaks here and there - now the unveiling!

I just love how these turned out (despite my poor embroidery skills - ink marks show everywhere).

Making these reminded me of when I was young. You would make a card or an ash tray (gasp!) and paint it crazy-like and quite frankly it was the ugliest thing you've ever seen but mom {loved} it. I get that now. I {love} all the scribbled, stickered, glitter glued, buttoned pieces of paper ... rocks, acorns, walnuts, leaves, crumpled flowers, and unidentifiable objects my boys give me. I only have one stipulation - if it moves it stays outside ;-)

Now back to the ugliest thing you've ever made ... I don't feel that way about these at all - just wanted to clarify that. They just have that made imperfectly but with perfect love vibe. Henry picked the fabric too for each thinking of what each 'grandma' would like (spripes and orange brown - Amy Butler; paisley - Heather Bailey)

You may notice the size difference ... the super-sized one was the first one we did. He was so excited to be allowed to draw on fabric that he just got crazy with it. We decided it was a good magazine mark. The Medium one I directed him to stay with in the lines and the small one I used masking tape to create the border. He was a little disappointed that he didn't have room to draw a person but then decided that it was ok because grown ups don't need pictures - just words.

Here's the link to the Soule Mamma post that will take you to the directions. This is a freebie from her new book. A few suggestions ... it was difficult for Henry to draw on the fabric despite me taping the tar out of it. His penmanship is actually quite good for a five (FIVE!!!!) year old, but you wouldn't know it by these. Not a big deal, just don't expect precision. I kinda dig our medium size the best. Here are the finished sizes: small: 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" ~ medium: 4 1/4" by 7 1/4" ~ super-sized: 6" by 8 1/2".

We had so much fun making these ... I see a few more being made before mid-June ... DH, don't read too much into that ;-)


Stacey's Treasures said...

These are very cute!
They remind me of some plates we made as kids. We drew on them with markers & sent them away to be finished. My sister still has hers.

Angela said...

those bookmarks turned out great! I didn't see any pen marks and I'm sure the recipients didn't either. wanna know trick?....draw on the fabric with my water erasable quilt pen so when I'm done i can just pat it down with a damp more ink!!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I totally love those! Henry rocks!