Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Family Pictures

So I saw this idea on Pinterest and loved it. You get cheap wood plaques from Hobby Lobby ($1-$2), paint them and then mod podge your pictures onto them. It's a permanent but fun way to display your pictures. So I did it with my favorite pictures and I think they turned out so cute! 

I haven't hung them up yet so this is all I have to show for it. 


I had a mix of small and big ones and I can't wait to hang them up

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Coolest Cross Stitch Discovery!!

Ok, I'm going to rave for a minute- but have you seen this site?!?!   It's called Pic 2 Pat and thanks to a friendly ravelry member, I found it today and am instantly in LOVE! You all might think I'm crazy but I'm so excited about this. 

So here's the deal, you go to the site, upload the picture you want to do and then you pick the size you want, the embroidery floss brand you like, how big the stitches will be.....and then it prepares everything for you! After you choose which picture you like best that they come up with (they have about 10 different versions), you download it to your computer and you get the picture, the full chart (including all the symbols), the embroidery floss colors needed and how many skeins you need of each color! (this is especially good for me cause I'm really not good with picking colors.)  And the best part... it's FREE! 

This is the one I did as a demo (I'm not really going to stitch it up) but think of the possibilities!

ok, I'm done now, but I'm really excited about it :)