Monday, March 31, 2008

Who said anything about cleaning.

I have dealt with the room.


I did not vacuum.


I did not dust.



I did not pick up, refold or put away.


I did however, seek to reassure any future visitors.



I am slightly in love with is - Is it OK to say that ? I mean it is not perfect by any means but I smile every time I walk into the sewing room. Yes its fabric , in a frame and there were probably a thousand easier ways to do it but I love it anyway.


How to:
I used Copperplate Gothic font and the letters range from 300 down to 50 in size. I just printed them out and cut them from fabric that I had adhered vliesofix (wunder under) to. You will need to use the sharpest scissors you have for nice clean letters.
I already had the frame , so using disappearing pen I marked the frame size on the white fabric and then fiddled the letters into place . Then I just peeled off the vliesofix from the back of the letters and ironed it to the fabric.
To get it looking nice and white I put a layer of thin wadding (batting) under the white fabric before I put it into the frame.
I left the fabric little too big for the frame so that after I had the back on, the fabric stuck out and I could pull at it to stretch it a bit.

The Boo Boo- My letters were nice and crisp and just before I attempted to put it in the frame , I rolled a lint roller over it to clean up bits of fluff and stuff and of course it picked up the edges of the letters and fuzzed them a bit.





So if you ever pop in to my sewing room , remember:

DO NOT PANIC ITS OFTEN WORSE

60 comments:

  1. What a great motto to live by! It looks so effective on the Lime walls. The smallest letters must have been a challenge to cut out.

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  2. Ack! That is PERFECT for my sewing room! :p I have a feeling the dh would NOT appreciate the sentiment, though. It's too suitable for the rest of the house, too. :lol:

    Side note, your wall is very similar to the color dd has on her wall...I love it! :D

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  3. That is so cool and hilarious at the same time. I wonder if I could stick one of those at my front door.

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  4. Procrastination, thy name is Jodie. (but you are very clever and funny with it.)

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  5. That is fantastic! When I worked out what it said I couldn't stop laughing. I love the way your mind works!

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  6. I love the lime green colour on the walls it really makes a statement... Very clever art!!! I'd love to know what makes you tick... LOL!!!

    Jodie ;)

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  7. That is absolutely genious!!!

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  8. I need one in every room in my house!

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  9. Way to go Jodie, ingenious way to deal with the work site. Think mine ought to read,
    B
    EWA
    REDAN
    GERZONE
    Worried you'd be gone for awhile,ought to have known. Your
    just a leap ahead:) Patty

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  10. I am not crafty at all. I am learning and trying, so I appreciate everything others do. ITs beautiful. Good Job.

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  11. He he he he.I started reading your post and I was thinking,where did she get that fab picture.Then you told me you made it and also how I could make it for myself!Your are a crafting GODDESS.
    Love it!
    Found your etsy shop after much hunting(what is it with their search engine?)love the dollies,congrats on the sales.
    You go off!!!

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  12. Jodie you are so clever. It looks wonderful
    Alison

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  13. how cool is that! mine would say please close the door as you leave (so as not to shock everyone with the mess).....the best thing about a craft room is closing the door so no one can complain about the mess....

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  14. I love this! I don't know why, but I want to put one in my powder room. Thanks for sharing.
    I love that green wall, too.

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  15. LOL! You are so right! You never did say anything about cleaning! And I love what you did, it looks perfect!

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  16. Jodie, the thing I love about you is that you never quite know what's coming next. You are full of creative juices and boy do you let them fly. LOVE your work, it looks terrific!!!

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  17. That is wonderfull!!!!!!xoxo

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  18. That's brilliant!! Really funny! I've linked to you from my blog, I hope that's OK?!

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  19. some people just have a little bit too much time on their hands.

    What a great idea!! You are such a clever chick! By the way, how's that indian going?

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  20. I love it. What a fantastic idea!!!

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  21. I LOVE that sign and how good does it look on the lime wall - bloody gorgeous!

    Gawd does that Miss Marzie woman ever get off your back!!!

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  22. hmm lovin' it!
    mine would say

    H
    an
    dov
    erth
    echoc
    alatean
    dnooneget
    shurt

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  23. You are such a hoot! Love it!!

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  24. That is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! And I LOVE Lissa's comment!

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  25. It's fantastic!! You are so clever!

    xxx

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  26. The funniest thing I have read today! Love it. So true for me some days, too.

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  27. Hehe, LOVE et!! you are so creative. I got nervous when I saw the hammer, and read, "I 'took care of it', but didn't clean or organize anything". I thought Oh no, she actually tore down the room with that hammer bit by bit. But as I read on I realized you didn't got raving mad :) VERY cool. I like the color of the room too. very cheerful fun place to sew for long hours!

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  28. Hehe, LOVE et!! you are so creative. I got nervous when I saw the hammer, and read, "I 'took care of it', but didn't clean or organize anything". I thought Oh no, she actually tore down the room with that hammer bit by bit. But as I read on I realized you didn't got raving mad :) VERY cool. I like the color of the room too. very cheerful fun place to sew for long hours!

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  29. Great!!!!
    Saludos desde Barcelona!

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  30. Very interesting and very clever!

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  31. I love it! A great idea for home AND work!!!

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  32. What a great idea and I'm pleased to say that I worked out the sentence before scrolling to the bottom of your post.
    I GOT IT !!!!

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  33. What a great response - must remember this in future.
    Great motto - great idea. Just love how you put it all together. Genius.

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  34. can't stop laughing!!! I will copy your motto, because I really need to have this attitude :D

    By the way...fantastic blog!

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  35. That is one of the fabbiest things I've seen in a long time. You are a genius. x

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  36. this is fabulous Jodie! I love what it says and I love how you did it! clever you!

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  37. Absolutely brilliant! Pure genius!

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  38. Very cute Jodie - it put a smile on my face.

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  39. So cute, clever, and cack funny all in one. Love it!

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  40. I love it...very, very clever!

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  41. That is *awesome*!! I need one for my room at school.

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  42. That is FANTASIC!!! I need one for my sewing room!!

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  43. Perfect....much better idea than cleaning :)

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  44. What a great morning pick me up! LOL That sign is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. i love the color of the walls!

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  46. Brilliant. And I also love the colour of your walls - what is it?

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  47. That is funny. If you sell it on etsy, let me know!
    Tracey

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  48. Perhaps it is even more fitting if the letters appear a bit fuzzy!

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  49. This is fantastic, nice work! I agree if you ever sell any of these on etsy, make sure to let me know!

    My office studio needs all the friendly reminders it can get!

    -Faythe
    Director of Handmade Nation

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  50. briljant! posted a piece about your blog. you make such nice things!!

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Hellloooooo !!!!