Monday, May 30, 2011

follow your dreams

This is the project that started it all.

I'd bought the 'follow your dreams' sign months before the finished project but it lay on a shelf above our bed until I came up with this.

I knew I wanted it to be hung on the wall facing you as you come down the stairs, as a kind of motivation for us. The idea for the letters was floating around my head for a while until I came across something similar on another blog (not sure which one..i was new to blogs at the time and a bit of a blog hopper)

I got my Dad to cut the letters from mdf. I covered each one in fabric that 'meant' something. P's was his first business shirt, mine from the first duvet on 'our' bed, the girls from the bedding of each of their nurseries and C's from his first newborn sized shirt (after 3 girls that was a bit of a novelty).

Even though I've cross stitched or quite a while this was my first crafty project, and it's given me the craft bug.

The begining.....

Welcome to my blog, I'm really new at this so I'm planning on learning as I go along. The plan is that this blog will be about things I've made, things I'm making and things I'd like to make. But before i start all that an introduction........

I'm Aine.
Mammy to 4, Three little ladies and their little brother. DD1(T) is 8, a bit of a geek and a total bookworm! She's a very sensitive soul. DD2(N) is 6, a whirlwind, a total free spirit...the type of girl who is dressed like a princess but is always climbing trees and scraping her knees. DD3(A) is 4, a real life princess (or so she says) she likes all things girly and pink, a bit shy but well able. DS(C) is 2, a new dynamic in our pink world! He is changing all the time and finding his feet ....he loves nothing more than rough and tumble followed by cuddles :)

Wife to P... we've been couple for 15 years and married for nearly 8 of those. He's a great husband ...what more can i say!

I love lots of crafts. I suppose that began with cross stitch which I taught myself to do to keep me awake while I was on night duty. I can knit too, not very well....the most I've knit is a baby cardigan. I got a sewing machiene for my birthday last year and I'm teaching myself to sew (with the help of my favorite blogs) but I plan to get some lessons. I learned to crochet with some friends a while ago and I'm hooked :)