Friday, January 6, 2012

Use Red, Brown or Pink


 Well, sigh, I am posting feeling quite defeated, hoping I can figure this out because I really wanted this hanging on my entry wall.  I cut the bird banner out from the Give a Hoot cartridge at 3 inches then cut multiple of the shift function to get the different colored birds.  I cut enough so I could spell Welcome to the Franklins.  So her lies the issue, as I started stringing it I realized that even with short pieces of twine between the birds it still sags horribly and looks terrible so before I wasted more of my precious pink twine I stopped.  
 And that's when my daughter returned, climbed on my chair, grabbed my box of gems and told me she needed a bird with pretty eyes and...yup, she was holding the top of the box and down it went.  Thankfully I kind of caught it and it wasn't as horrible to clean up as expected. Then...
She told me she needed birds of her own, so I cut hers at 3 1/4 which by the way is the biggest you can cut this on a 12by12 sheet of paper, she got her own fancy eyes, (after I put them all back in the box) and I wrote her name on the front banners, an I heart U on the back of the banners, and the birds have eyes on the front and back.  And just so you know, it lasted all of 5 minutes before she tore it to shreds. Ah, gotta love those monsters! Whatever makes her happy and keeps her out of my craft area for 5 minutes I will take.

7 comments:

Tonya said...

What a sweet little girl! How old is she? I have a 3yo that would do the same thing . . . and she did to the project I'm showing in the blog hop tomorrow!

You can see the Disney layout I made on my blog ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

Tonya

Jen L said...

The birds are so cute.... Your story touch my heart... She is so cute !!

Suzys Crafts said...

So two things...first, if you get this hung up, you have to show us because I think you did a beautiful job on it. And two...she is so STINKIN Cute in that picture!! Cherish those memories, because they grow so fast. :)

Welcome to the team!

the purple muse said...

So sweet! You'll be glad you captured this moment in about 10 years;-) As for stinging the birds, I think I know what you are saying. Try using a little wire on the back.. hide it behind the string with some tacky adhesive. I've never done this so let me know if you try it and/or if it even helps.

~Tammy

Doris P. said...

aww.. I have all my grandkids getting into my craft room and I have coronaries!! the birds banner will be beautiful when you get it all done. would love to see it then too. :) fellow Dt sister.. Doris

Liz said...

The banner is very pretty I hope you find a solution for hanging it up and for your other little "dilemma" I think you will have to wait about 4 years! LOL

EnjoliCollums said...

pretty lil girl and banner