I've been wanting to do this project for a while. I bought these frames with this in mind two years ago (which makes me think I must already have an "eternal perspective", at least when it comes to the urgency/non-urgency of getting things done). When I first starting doing silhouettes I would trace photos by hand, scan that into the computer, clean up the image in Paint, and then print. This time I downloaded a free trial of Adobe Illustrator, imported my images to that program and did the whole thing on the computer. Then I printed my silhouettes on scrapbooking paper. Illustrator is the program I used all through college. It's good but infuriatingly non-user friendly, or at least it feels that way for the girl who's forgotten everything she ever knew about it. There were two nights of banging my head on the screen, but eventually I re-learned the "pen tool."
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Well, Halloween is coming and I'm excited to make some fabulous costumes this year! But first I had to make room in the closet for more fabric. I went a little flannel-happy last year at the day after Thanksgiving sales. I made 8 pairs out of what I bought then...and there was still a huge toppling mountain left over. And in addition to the flannel, I had some summer weight fabric in my stash (I was supposed to make summer play dresses, but I guess that ship has sailed) so I added that to the mix, and I ended up with 12 PAIRS OF PAJAMA PANTS!
And another girl on the way.
Am I going to be making 18 pairs next year?