I have been wanting to make some things for around the house for a while and am finally getting around to it. Well actually I am getting around to finishing some of the projects that I have started! I am great at starting projects but they often get pushed to the side and forgotten. I have made it a goal for September to finish at least three of those. I wanted to do something with our last name and decided to do name blocks with individual blocks spelling out our last name. I stared out with some plain wooden blocks, they are around 21/2"-3" and I pained them with some gray paint. I used a DCWV stack of paper that had coordinating grays, blacks, greens and some yellow and I cut out small squares of the patterns I wanted to use and adhered them to the blocks. There are several patterns of paper on the blocks but I made sure that all the ones that would be facing out had the same pattern and that the pattern wasn't so busy or dark that the letters would get lost. I cut out the letters using a Sizzix alphabet set called Sunset. We have two matching audio piers on either side of out TV, on this side are the blocks with out name and on the opposite shelf is a cute photo of us. Actually it is the first photo of us together and we weren't even dating yet, but I like it! I am happy with the way this turned out and glad I finally finished them.
You can also see a few of my Pez collection too. Kip likes Rubic's cubes and I try to find him new ones for his birthday each year and I have collected Pez dispensers since I was a teenager. Here is another photo back a little further and you can see more of them. This is only a very small sample of my collection too. The audio piers are a temporary home for them, Kip is going to help me design and build custom shelves to house them.
I am working on finishing a couple of projects for the kitchen right now and hope to show them to you soon!