Friday, December 18, 2009

Sledding to the end

Good morning all!!!  Today I get to show you a project that I am SO proud of.  But it has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Lauren Meader.  She is amazing and I have loved all her templates she has offered through Papertrey Ink and plan to follow her in her new endeavor as a business owner. 
My mom guided me to a project she posted on her blog a while ago here and I just fell in love.  This is why.  My husband grew up in Connecticut, you know, cold, snow, winter, etc.  So, as a child he had a sled to go sledding.  It is one of the older ones, wood and metal.  My mother-in-law kept it and now we have it.  Actually now that I think of it it would be nice to pull it out of the garage and use it as some sort of decoration during this holiday season.
I so wanted to make this sled for my son's teacher.  I just knew it would make an awesome gift tag for her other gifts.  Unfortunately Lauren was not able to get this project/template released in time for me to use it.  So what did I do?  Well, I sat down in front of my computer with Lauren's pictures of the sled on my desk and attempted to recreate her sled.  The dimensions are off and it isn't quite like Lauren's but I am so proud of it.  I still plan on getting the template when it becomes available because I am sure hers will be so much easier to follow as I know I will be making more.

Again, I got to use my awesome new nestabilities die and I think it looks awesome.  I am SO happy with house this turned out.  Thank you Lauren for making this possible.
Thanks for stopping by!!!



resmith said...

I think it turned out really good! I like it.
Actually Lauren's is up now and it is free!

Lorie said...

You should be happy with the sled! It is WAY cute!