Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Canvas Boards

Lily bought the basics to do these canvas boards and then Grandma pulled out a bunch of great stuff she wasn't using anymore. Buttons, sequins, crystal gems, upholstery brads, and even an old clip-on earring! It was great to sit down and work on them together, to encourage my mom and grandma to just let their creative side take over and not worry how it turns out;) I think they both really enjoyed the time spent together and the end result! I know Lily and I did:)

Some of the awesome stuff we had to work with.
It's really cool cuz not only do we have the memories made during the project,
but we also have the boards themselves,
which have precious bits of my grandma's life!

My mom painting her board, getting it ready to add paper and accessories to it.

Lily going through grandma's sewing stuff.

Kamdyn looking on as grandma works on her board.
It was so neat to see them together, getting to know each other!

Lily helping Grandma find her creativity;)

Awww! Kamdyn giving great grandma a kiss!
So sweet, he doesn't just give them to anybody!!

We made quite a mess!

Here are the almost finished boards, from left clockwise: Mom's, Mine, Lily's and Grandma's.
Aren't they fabulous!?!

Closer look.

Afterwards I realized that I didn't get a picture of all of them finished,
so mine is what we have for a final result picture:)
It's so nice to have this picture of us to look at every day. Mine is sitting here on the desk, waiting for me to find a place to hang it. I want to hang it somewhere visible, where i can look at it and remember this day.
I love you and miss you everyday!


Kristi said...

What a great thing to do and have!!!! You are blessed!!!

Karen said...

arent these so fun to do!? i've done some myself but not in awhile. all of them turned out adorable!:)

Lily said...

that was the best.... i miss grandma already!

Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Gingerbread cupcakes sound a-mazing, can't wait to see the pics!

Tristi said...

Those are so cute! I love doing things like that! We are going to the beach with my whole family this weekend and us girls will be doing stuff like that :o)