Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It is finished :) Yippee!!!!

What started out as this.......

Ended up as this.....


That's right folks, Joey's growth chart is officially done!  This was definitely a labor of love, and I'm glad I'm done with it!  Here are some pics of the process...

After the board dried, I cut out the branches...this took forever!  I had to break out the exacto knife and go to town :)  Then I modge podged them to the board :)

Next was the birdies and branch ends...

Me and Sam were working very hard and the tongue sticking out was neccesary!!

Measuring out the inch marks........

I couldn't wait for good light to take the next pic, so that's why it looks so dark :)  In between this pic and the last, I cut out feet, beaks, Joey's name, and numbers.  I glued them all down and cut the edges off the branch ends.  Thanks Amanda for letting me use your Cricut to cut out Jo's name and the numbers :)

It's done and here's Johnny with the nail gun putting it into place :)  Since the last picture I cut out and glued down leaves and did a final coat of glue over the entire project :)

Not sure why, but Joey was a little afraid of it at first, so Johnny and I tested it out :)


Wow, it says I'm 4'11"!!  I grew...errrr maybe we hung it about 1/2 and inch too low????  Oh well :)

And finally, here's Joey testing out the growth chart!  Yay, it works :) {Not that it really had anything to do but sit there, but oh well}

Joey seems to like it, and I'm glad, because like I said earlier, it was a labor of love!  Johnny says I have to start making Sam's so that she will have one by the time she's 2 :)  It didn't take me that long, but I've seriously been working on this thing off and on for over a month!  Glad it's done :)  Check out the belly pics from this week and you will know why Joey felt the need to lift her shirt in this pic!  

Also, I'll be posting pics soon of Joey's room.  We moved her in in December, and it's finally done.  Let me wait for some good lighting, and I'll get those pics up!!!

7 comments:

Abby said...

Ok, first thought when I saw this was BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!! My second thought was that at a height of 5 feet, this could work for her entire life! (this was before I saw the pic of you in front of it :) Way to go Mama! Oh, and your belly is impressive! Not just the size, but the lack of stretch marks.. pretty skin, lucky you :)

czstout said...

Thanks Abby! I got my Modge Podge skills from you :) Didn't even know about the stuff till I got a photo album from you way back when!

Oh and the stretch marks are there, just on my belly button {which I don't really have any more, so my belly mid section thingy????} With 3 more weeks to go, I'm sure they will spread...JOY!!!

Liz Rock said...

ZIPPPP! This is the CUTEST thing EVER! I'ma have to hire you someday for one of these ; )

Kelli Davis said...

DUDE. That is SUPER crafty. I had no idea you were creating something so official! I'm SO impressed! Way to go!!

Laurie said...

Are you KIDDING me?!!! That looks professional. You could sell those at craft fairs for $40 easy! Ok, so I get you don't want to be doing a bunch of them! But if I ever do one I want directions on how to! that thing is adorable!!! and even cooler because Mommy made it!

Aaaron said...

looking great, christy! are you sure there's only one in there? ;)

holly wants to know how you made the leaf things you modge podged down on the board!

Kathleen said...

That is gorgeous! I love the colors and the birds. Thanks for sharing how you made it too!