A New Year 2018

A New Year 2018

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Making Signs


You know I am kind of glad that its still November. I still have time to make things before the race begins. Even though, I am not stressed out yet about shopping. Ron has already done a big portion of it. I am happy to just set back and let him take over. I do like this age. It was like Thanksgiving. The girls cooked and I cooked and Nik's Mom cooked so it was about the easiest Thanksgiving ever. I expect Christmas to be about the same as this year it will be at William and Makenzie's. So what have I been doing? Making signs.

Here are a few.


The signs that look like gift tags will be on the front door. I will add some greenery and a bow. The other two will be on my Hoosier cabinet and my other hutch. I have a giant sign that I will show you after I finish it. Its really my favorite. I hope to get to it soon as I have been staring at it for days. Its like that line from that movie Searching for Bobbie Fisher, " Don't move until you see it." That is what I have to do sometimes.

Anyway I had to tell you about this stuff I found for perfect signs. Also being married to a computer programmer helps lots.


I bought this years ago I think, in fact I might not even have remembered that I had it if I had not ran out of printer paper when I was Ron was printing out words for my signs.


Its clear and I just tape the word down where I want it to be and use a dull pencil to trace the words onto the sign and then either use paint to paint the words or a handy-dandy Sharpie. I love Sharpies because I use them for so many things. Namely drawing out rugs and  I do love that. But this is about signs and not rugs today.

I went and took a picture of one of the signs on the Hoosier. Gosh, I love that piece of furniture.


I haven't decorated anything yet. I just thought you might like to see it in the house. It still smells like paint so it will have to go outside, it gives me a headache. Simple.

Maybe just a glimpse of the one I hope to work on soon.


There are so many things that I want to do and make and still find time to hook and sew. I miss working with wool. I think though its nice to work with wood again. Working with wood gives my brain a new kind of challenge.

I hope you have a lovely week, this last week in November.

~Kim~

But unless we are creators, we are not fully alive. (Madeleine L'Engle)

13 comments:

  1. I love all your signs! Remember when you'd make a zillion Christmas ornaments? That was so fun.

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  2. You signs are delightful!!! Enjoy the ease of this season this year!

    Velva

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  3. I was going to compliment you on your lettering and tell you how jealous I was of your abilities. LOL What a great idea! I wish they had them small enough for the coasters. :) LOVE the signs!

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  4. BTW- those would sell like crazy on Etsy. :)

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  5. You are very talented to make those signs. They look amazing... Your printing is very neat.
    I still have those cute little wooden Christmas trees you gave me a while back.

    Take care and keep on being creative.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. the signs are great kim!! i need a computer wiz for my house, i have 2 but they live elsewhere!!

    you know what they say about kids, "by the time they're worth living with, they're living with someone else"!!

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  7. Those are super COOL!!! Thanks for sharing how you did the lettering.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  8. I love your signs, Kim! I am glad it's still November, too. It's so warm and it's hard to get in the winter wonderland mood!

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  9. I have minimal experience working with wood, but it does seem so appealing! Happy almost-December to you, Kim!

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  10. Those signs are perfect. I have a few projects I would like to do for presents. You have inspired me!

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  11. I like that film, I need to find some. Love your signs, too. Have a wonderful Christmas season...I hope you have time to finish your projects.

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  12. I love the signs! We often have empty wooden pallets here, and I've thought often about using some of that wood to make some decorative signs, but have I done it yet? Nope! I hope you enjoy this season with your family!!

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  13. That film is new to me . . . there are so many products out there for doing things . . . it is almost mind blowing. Love your signs . . .Great job!

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