Saturday, February 6, 2016

Nothing To Do With Woodworking

I've got a few projects in the works but in an attempt to reduce my screen time, I picked up a project I had abandoned a while ago.  I wanted to improve upon something my sister made for her daughter (now daughters). I asked if I could take a frame that she put what I think is wrapping paper in that was hanging up in her daughter's room. I took it home printed out a verse and went to put it on the wrapping paper. I guess it just seemed like a lot of work so I put it in my craft closet for another day. It has to be at least a year since I touched this project but I finally got it done.

 I think it's really important for girls to have high self esteem. In my opinion it's the most important thing. If a girl has high self esteem she'll always make good choices, maybe not always the right ones, but she'll have the confidence to make the choices that are best for her. So, I chose 1 Peter 3:3-4. "It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you-the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This will never disappear, and it is worth very much to God." Not that my nieces aren't beautiful, far from it, but I'm hoping they will see this everyday and remember how much they are worth when it's needed.

Here's where I picked up on the project. I taped the paper to the table. I had previously cut the words into strips and I just needed to tape them together to fit on the paper. I put carbon paper under the words and I also taped a paper hinge on the top in case I needed to check my progress, I could lift the whole thing up and it would go back in the right place. Then came the hard part, tracing every letter. I did a line a time, sometimes a word at a time because my hand could only take that much. Over the course of two days I finished copying everything.

This is Scabbers respecting my work.

I then took a sharpie and filled in the words which was much faster and easier on my hand since I didn't have to use much pressure.

Here I put it back in the frame it came in ready to hang up.

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