Texas. I love Texas, although California weather is nice.
My last day of work was a Friday, moved my whole house into storage, and left the next day (Saturday) for vacation, oh and closed on my house while I was gone...so I'm homeless. Kidding! It was stressful, but the vacation part was worth it! We went to Disney Land, Yosemite, and hung out with family and friends. It was wonderful and I needed it. Now I'm back and have officially moved to the big city - with most of our stuff still in the country ;).
I left my tools in storage hundreds of miles away. I missed them and when I had the chance, I drove up to get some more boxes of stuff, my scroll saw, and tools. Now I miss my kitchen tools. That'll be my next trip. :)
I moved into my sisters room. A lot of her stuff still here (she now lives in California). So I had to make some home decor for me to feel like this is my home. I printed out a clip art shape of Texas with my Silhouetted Cameo printer, put it on my wood board, got new saws for my scroll saw, and went at it.
I love 'scrolling'! I don't know if that is the right term, or if I made it up. It keeps my mind off of things and just makes me happy. My daughter loves watching me do it, so it's great mother daughter bonding.
After I 'scrolled' Texas out, I used my Ryobi handsaw to cut a 1x2 wood slab to make the frame. We painted the frame and Texas cut out with paint we found in a drawer. I went to Walgreen's and bought wood glue. When I came home, my dad surprised me with a Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System gift! My parents are amazing!! You can make pocket holes for a stronger hold for the frame!
Next, I printed the word 'home' on my Silhouette Cameo. I bought transfer paper that didn't work, so I had to peel the letters and put them on the wood carefully. It ended up being off centered, so I found red puff paint and drew a heart. After the paint dried, I glued the 1x2 wood pieces to make a frame with two boards in the front and back, the top is the Texas cut out and the back is the 'home.' The bottom picture is the finished product. What do you think?
Also, after I cut out 'Texas,' it gave me an idea! I should make Texas coasters! I don't know why I've been obsessed with coasters lately (check out my last blog for DIY Pallet Coasters ;)).I'll be making Texas coasters soon! Yee-haw!
Thank you for checking out my blog! If you have any questions on how I made this, dimensions, about the Silhouette Cameo, Ryobi scroll saw, etc. please ask!
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Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!