Friday, January 22, 2010

Sneak peek

A couple of nights ago, I just couldn't sleep. I had a million things going through my mind, and I just couldn't turn it off. I've been spinning my wheels creatively the last couple of weeks. (I was between knitting projects...that's never a good thing!) Anyway, earlier in the week I had decided to go ahead and focus on the kids' Valentine's day presents. They are usually homemade, with a little candy thrown in for fun. Last year I made appliqued t-shirts for the kids. The girls loved theirs, Bobby thought his was stupid and he never wore his.

Here are last year's shirts:

This year, I decided that I would just buy a new shirt for Bobby (and Old Navy had a cool Spiderman shirt, so I know he'll love it) and I'm making shirts for the girls.

So while I was tossing and turning the other night, I kept thinking "peace, love and something . . . music? no. candy? what sort of candy is easily identifiable and can be stenciled? candy cane? no. Wait! KISSES! Hershey kisses!"

Then I was so excited that I had figured it out I couldn't go back to sleep.

So this is where I am in the process now. I found all the graphics (thank you google image search--another new trick I just learned!) Now I just need to sit down with my exacto knife and some freezer paper and I'll be on my way.

I decided to give a sneak peek just to share the idea--please feel free to borrow and improve upon it.

And for their cards, I'm using Jennifer's fabric card tutorial that is over on Sew, Mama, Sew.

So I feel my crafting mojo returning, which is a good thing. A mojo-less mama is not good. And I have a new knitting project! Happy weekend to you all. I'll be out in the cold again selling Girl Scout Cookies.


Meredith said...

Meg, those would sell like hotcakes!! With all your talent and ideas, have you ever thought of opening an etsy shop?? I think you'd do well.

I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Amy said...

what areally cute idea! I may have to steal this one for scrapbooking!

Kristyn Knits said...

how wonderful!! I love your idea!
have to pop over and see your card plans. and can't wait to see your new knitting project. have a great weekend!

larissa said...

Hershey's kisses? you are totally brilliant! what a great idea. I still have your heart pillow idea filed away. I've been thinking about Jennifer's card too - maybe for my husband. Stay warm selling all those cookies and have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah said...

These are going to be super cute.