1/22/09

Check It OUT!


Hey, I've been published!!! (sort of) A cute girl from Fave Crafts emailed me and asked if I would be a guest contributor and I was so excited!

So this is where it gets funny. (it can never be easy with me, huh?) I started on something really fun and exciting - a bright, cheery banner - (remember I gave you a sneak peek) and then being the typical dumb blond that I am, I got the project ALL BUT FINISHED when I realized that I had my lettering backwards on the reverse side! (I'm doing a 2-sided banner) haha! I laughed, cried, and I had to call Kadie and my mom in order to prevent me from injuring myself!!! There I was, writhing on the floor, clawing my way up to the counter in agony so I could reach a Dove Dark Chocolate! I'm totally over it now, but SO much stitching and work had been done and now has to be un-done in order for me to finish this adorable, darn thing!

Sooooooo - I have a lot of un-picking to do today but I had to get something to the Fave Crafts girl, so I put this monogram frame thing together this weekend and I love, love, love it! Here is the site for the tutorial. I hope you make a bunch! It's totally cheap, easy, and everybody loves their own monogram.

33 comments:

Design Gal said...

i. love. this! you're so talented! thanks for sharing!

Sheri Howard said...

Sorry about the unpicking...no one really likes to unpick...if so, I would like to meet them! I LOVE DOVE'S DARK CHOCOLATE...you must have grown up eating it; like me, because most people don't enjoy it. Congratulations on your project!

3LittleByrds said...

That is so cute. I love it. My last name is Byrd so I need one of those. Too cute. You need to sell them.

Gail :) said...

So cute! I love the J bird ;)

Our Complete Family said...

Adorable!!!

Lynaya said...

I love the monogram, it is so cute. I hate to have to pick things out and redo. Sometimes I like to give up for a while, when I have to start all over.

Yarni Gras! said...

oh my gosh, I would have jumped out the window.......eat lots and lots of chocolate while unpicking.....

Jennspiration said...

Love it! I can't wait to do this myself...!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Oh I "sew" feel your pain... That is the worst when a masterpiece is backwards.... I LOVE your rescue project though... SUPER cute...

Suzy said...

You are so creative. I love that you took a crappy situation and came up with something fresh!

2cleverblog.com said...

I love the bird!

Crystal said...

That is adorable! :) Would you mind sharing what font you used for the monogram? Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Jodi said...

LOVE IT and the colors are just great together!

SoBella Creations said...

What a cute design!

missliss5/Melissa said...

I absolutely LOVE it! And I would have cried a blood river over the backwards letters you were describing. I'm sooo sorry!

Jamie said...

I love this project! I am a new reader too your blog and I have enjoyed all of your posts! Sorry to hear about the mishap with your banner project!

Caley said...

Haha, we greatly appreciate the effort over at FavCrafts. You're fantastic Abby!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

This is darling! So happy for you and thanks for sharing. :)

K80lady said...

Congratulations! I love it!

Megan said...

Love it! congrats! it's fun to be featured!

Hana said...

I love how cute it is. Sorry you had so much trouble. I've been there, done that. I sew and there's nothing like finishing a piece only to realize you have to spend the next hour ripping stitches b/c you put something on backwards! love the blog!

Jessica said...

That is totally cute!!! I.must.make.this!!!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the great idea! I made one up for a birthday gift yesterday and it was a hit! Love to read your blog. Keep it up!

Jeanneoli said...

So lovely and who wouldn't want to receive that?

Melissa at perry jayne clothesline and accessories said...

Oh, thanks for sharing this sweet little bird & monogram. It's adorable. I will have to make one for my little girls room, ASAP.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love the monogram! I will check out the tutorial. So sorry for your frustration, I know how that can be! I just found your blog from Crafty Chicks, I'll be back!

She's Crafty/What The said...

I'm glad I stumbled across your site! I dare say that I LOVE crafts as much as you do!:)

Yarni Gras! said...

it is so cute! I can't imagine unpicking the entire banner. I'd need lots and lots of chocolate!

autreyta said...

Abby, I cannot wait to make two of these for a friend. She has a two year old girl and another girl on the way. I am sure that Mattea and the other "M" baby will love peering at their special artwork, made by their "auntie" and inspired by creative you! Thanks for the idea. I was looking for a special gift, and this fits the bill.

Raquel said...

Once again I am just tickled to call you my friend. R.

Marissa said...

So cute! I saw this on tip junkie and came over to your site - so many fun ideas - thank you!

Michelle said...

Love it! I could not find the tutorial on their site though, maybe I am loony. Do you have the direct link? I would love to make some!

Nicole said...

I love this, too and could not find the link to the instructions. Any help you could offer would be really appreciated!