Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All work and no play..

Makes me tired... I posted about my sign job that the B/F hooked me up with. Well, it took me about 4.5 days. 1 sign turned into 2, and that was OK.  Plus, I managed to screw it up so I had to start over :( NOT cool. I wasn't making sign I was making big stencils. So I needed some heavy paper, I took a trip to my local craft store that starts with a "M", looked and looked an finally found a piece that I thought would work. A 22x30 piece of Strathmore Bristol 400. This paper is awesome, just heavy enough and smooth but not shiny, fairly easy to cut. It's not cheap $6.50 a sheet (yikes! right?) but it's on sale this week for 50% off. Plus, the cashier used my 50% off coupon on the paper so I got it for less then $2! Not sure what she did but I'm not complaining. So then I had to cut all the letters out, how freaking tedious that was! Anyone who knows me knows that that kind of stuff is right up my alley. I like putzy stuff! It gave me a headache the first day and I had to work last night so I stayed up till 1am working on it last night.. And in general I do not start/work on projects after 9pm so it was a possibilty that I'd hose it up a second time. I didn't really have a choice though because I had to work till 9:30 and since I screwed up the one stencil I had to get it started. I'm glad that they are done! The thing is that I used an Xacto knife to cut the letters out so I now have all these letter pieces, which I decided were pretty cool. I started arranging them and was totally entertained by it. I just thought it was so cool. I made a couple and took pictures.

See, aren't the cool.? Now maybe I can work on some sewing stuff. I think I have made a decision on what to do with my jelly roll so I'd like to start that, and I never got started on my other projects so maybe I'll get to them (fingers crossed).
One other thing I want you all to know about it the great Kona solids giveaway over at FairyFace Designs. If you haven't checked out Sarah's blog I urge you to check it out, it's great. This is for 5 (yeah, I said 5!) 1/2 meters of Kona solids. So go on over there and put your name in the hat to win!!
Hope everyone is having a craftastic week!


SewHappyGeek said...

I hope they're paying you well for all the effort and angst? Don't be afraid to charge for your excellent services! I like your elephant, reminds me a little of Dali!

Karen said...

Love your designs with the leftovers! Glad you got it done and can be on to the fun projects. You have a wonderful skill.