Monday, August 22, 2011

Project Mania

I am sadly slow and very behind when it comes to blog posts.

I am completely sincere when I say that I will do my best to get more blogs out more often.

That being said, I have another craft to share with you. :)

I actually have two, but I won't be sharing one of them until the Christmas season is upon us.

My sister and I have been talking about completing this project for MONTHS!

For a variety of reasons, we didn't try tackling it until yesterday... we didn't have all the supplies, we didn't have the time... she had to go and have a baby... sheesh.

So, we finally hunkered down and got together yesterday while our darling husbands kept the kids out of our hair.

We scaled down the perpetual calendar significantly. The wooden board is roughly 12X12 and, instead of juice concentrate lids for the days, we used metal rim tags.

After some trial and error, I decided that hand-writing the numbers on the tags was the best way to go. Cut outs were impractical for the small tags and I wasn't able to print out numbers on some of the darker paper.

For the months, we used balsa wood strips that my dear husband cut out for us. We each have six, labeled on both sides. I ended up painting mine white and sticking on the printed out months rather than try to exactly measure the paper to the wood.

This project took roughly 3 hours to complete, not including interruptions.

This close-up is mainly for the benefit of getting a glimpse of the beautiful toile paper I found. I love toile!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fabulous Photo Shoot!!

My little family traveled to the west side of Albuquerque yesterday to get a family photo done. We haven't done a whole family portrait since I was pregnant with Henry, so it was well past due.

Our favorite photographer is Monique Duke. She took our family shots the last time and since we were planning a trip to good ol' ABQ, we figured we'd call on her again.

Here is the first look at our shoot.



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