ok so my BFF emily made a silhouette of her daughter and posted it on her blog the other day. i was so inspired, i kicked the kids and husband out of the house last night and did it myself. so here are the silhouettes i made of layne and lila. don't they look sweet, well behaved, and quiet? really, it didn't even take that many supplies or that much time(45 minutes not counting how long it took me to get a picture of lila to standing still against a wall!).
so the directions are here at emily's blog. just a side note about em...she LOVES to collect beanie babies and glass horse figurines. so don't be surprised about what you find on her blog.
anyway, moving on to yet another craft... i've made a couple of these door hangers for new mommies that say, "be quiet!". so that everyone knows to knock softly(or not at all) when they see the little birdie. you know what, if you see the birdie, just go away. mom is passed out on the couch, in the same sweats she wore 3 days ago--with crazy bird nest hair and mascara smeared under her eyes. you don't want to see this.
all you need for a door hanger is:
a wood form
hot glue gun
stamps or nice handwriting and a stamp pad
1)paint the bird...let dry
2)stamp on the bird. there are so many cute stamps out there...check out the dollar section at michael's!
3) edge the bird with black stamp ink. i use a cotton ball or sponge to do this.
4)hot glue a ribbon on the back in a loop shape to fit on door handle.
5)look crafty and awesome. but really it was so easy that you kind of feel bad pretending that you did a lot of work.
now get to crafting!