Thursday, December 30, 2010

CJT: Swimming in Flowery Letters

Alright, so any time you see the letters CJT, just know that I'm referring to this whole room makeover thing, because it gets tiresome typing out "Change Jar Transformation" all the time. <-- Whew! Like that. See, now I'm beat. :)

This is what happens when lilies and violets meet. :) 

"Sisters are different flowers from the same garden."

Sigh. What a beautiful little sentiment. And so appropriate for our girls, too. Evelyn and Grace are OUR little flowers, and we named them accordingly. Evie's middle name is Lily, and Grace's middle name is Violet. (I believe "Daisy" will be next up should we have any more girls. I'd prefer Rose, as it's much easier to match a first name with Rose than with Daisy, but alas, the name Rose reminds Eric of a crabby old lady we once knew, so it's out.)

^ I was taught to never end a paragraph in parenthesis, but I do it all.the.time. Bwahaha, take that English professors!

So I knew I wanted to use this quote in the girls' bedroom somehow. I never dreamed what a nightmare it would turn out to be to make that happen. The story really isn't all that interesting. Just know that it took me literally all day long to cut out the letters of that quote on my Cricut machine, because I had babies that would wake up from naps, squeal for attention, and/or scream until I thought their tonsils would bleed every single time I sat down for one second to cut some letters out.

The dreaded pile 'o letter's. (Get it...pile "o" letters. Okay, I'm done.)

It took me so long just to do that, that it's literally the only thing I got accomplished yesterday for their room. BUT... I think it's going to be so worth it in the end. Because, once again, I have a vision, my friends. It's a vision for the focal wall of the room - the first one you see when you walk inside. Across the top will be the quote, and then on either side of the window there will be a nifty little project involving the girls that you'll see a little later. (I'm waiting on some items to come site-to-store for that one!)

Okay, I can't wait to tell you about my idea, so here's a little sneak peek of the project that is to come:

And that's all I'm showing you; no more hints. :) This idea does require cutting out more letters, and I'm not gonna lie, I'm dreading it. Love my Cricut machine, dislike the instant reaction my girls seem to have the minute I press the power button. 

So unfortunately, that's all I have for you today. So many projects, so much waiting around for my materials to be purchased or shipped in. Believe me, I want to get this thing done as soon as possible! Eric and I would like our bed back, please and thank you.

I'll leave you with just one more hint of things to come:

Krylon Watermelon. It's bought and waiting patiently. :)

1 comment:

Meg said...

Cant wait to see it!


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