Thursday, August 18, 2011

A wild hair.

I got a wild hair last night.And it must have been particularly crazy...because I always have a head full of errant curly hairs.

Something magical happens after I put the baby to sleep at night. It's like an entire alter universe presents itself to me. It's a Candyland wherein I am drunken with the possibility of completing an entire project UNINTERRUPTED. I may be dog tired at the end of the day, but as soon as Selah goes down for the night I am energized and ready to do something.
Anything. Creative. Wild. Colorful.

Not dishes..If we are talking about dishes, then I am tired again.

PRETTY THINGS. I feel the NEED to create beauty.

This was my inspiration. Slightly more impressive, but a little different from my personal style. It was the idea of painting cross stitch that is genius! NO SKILL REQUIRED. Just X's.
pretty dutch cottage

 I decided on a little more modern and (cough) EASY design. I used a square piece of cardboard to mark off each X with a pencil. Also, since we have paneling (which I like to pretend is just fancy wainscoting) the vertical lines made it a little easier. I may go back and thicken the lines a bit, we'll just have to see.

I was taken aback this morning when I woke up to a lovely/crazy cross-stitch mural this morning. Whoa! When did that get there? The little Picasso cross-stitch fairies must have swung by last night.
a fun hallway.
This is the design that I copied. Although I did it on a ginormous scale (trend..I think so), you could easily do this much smaller. 
Here are some other ideas that I was toying around with, and thought would be awesome painted on a mural.

1. Keep Calm (Someone please do this!!)
2. Love locket
3. Tasteful taxidermy

Lots of love,


  1. I'm definitely re-energized after bed time too. I always talk of hitting the hay shortly after I put Alea down... but that's never the case!

  2. These kinds of posts are why I subscribe to your blog. :) I am with you 100% of the way!!! LOL!

  3. I LOVE that idea, totally bookmarking!

  4. Fantastic! :)

    I'm your newest follower!

  5. At first,I thought this was washi tape....which would ALSO be brilliant and removable! Either way, I'm jumping on the bandwagon!

  6. what a wonderful idea! i did something similar with a cup, but i love your giant version :-)