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Guest Post – Alison from Oopsey Daisy!

I am so, so excited to have one of my favorite bloggy friends guest post today! She’s is just uber crafty!


Hello, Scrappe Shoppers!!  I am so excited to be a guest here on Michele’s amazing blog!  Just so you know, Michele is probably my bestest blogging buddy forever (BBBF)!  Besides being a sweetheart, she is also the essence of crafty talent.  I can’t believe I haven’t hijacked her blog until now.

I am Alison, the crazy lady behind Oopsey Daisy.  Once upon a time, I was a first grade teacher.  Now I am a stay-at-home Mom, and I love to make things for the people I love.  This is where I find my inspiration:
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I am lucky to be married to a wonderful man who lets me go craft-crazy!  Unfortunately, he travels almost 5 days a week, so crafting is my path toward sanity.  My handsome 18-month-old Little Man inspires a lot of creativity.  He keeps me insanely busy so I relish any time he is sleeping.  Naptime and bedtime are craft time at my house.

I make lots of messes and pull out lots of stitches.  Nothing I do is ever perfect, but every once in a while I find a daisy among my many “oopseys!” 

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Today, I am showing off my chalkboard menu.  This project completely reminds me of Michele!  Why?  Well, she inspired me to try out chalkboard paint!  Also, she has inspires me with her flower-making, so I knew that a flower would be the perfect embellishment!
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I started off with this gold and slightly gaudy frame that I picked up at Good Will for just a couple of dollars.  Score!  But it definitely needed a new color.  A splash of turquoise spray paint was just perfect!

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I was actually amazed that using chalkboard paint was so easy!  I simply spray painted the glass that came inside the frame.  I quickly learned that, because it was glass, it would need 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint. Easy peasy!

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Next, I cut my vinyl.  I had debated about making this a weekly menu board with every day of the week.  However, it was a touch small for my gigantic handwriting!  Instead, I settled for making it a daily menu board that I could change each night.  Isn’t this a fun, fancy font?! (This is one I purchased from DJ Inkers.)

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But my little chalkboard menu was looking a bit bare.  I knew exactly what it needed–a fabric flower!  How about a fun tattered flower?! I just tore a strip of fabric and sewed a basting stitch down one of the sides.

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Then I gathered the flower by pulling one of my long threads to create a ruffle.  I just twisted it into a circle to create the flower shape.  I quickly hand-sewed through the layers to help keep its shape.  

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To create the center of the flower, I took a circle glass magnet I already had, covered it with fabric, and hot-glued it right into the center.  I hot glued that happy flower snugly into the corner of the frame.

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Isn’t that a nice touch?!

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I set this chalkboard on an easel in the corner of the kitchen.  Now my husband doesn’t have to come home from work and ask, “What’s for dinner?”  Talk to the chalkboard, sweetheart! 

I hope you will join me for more Oopsey Daisy fun.  Every day is an adventure full of crafting, sewing, baking, and even some fun printables!  Come by and say hello!  
See? What did I tell you? UBER CRAFTY! This project is definitely on my to do list. I mean, seriously, chalkboard paint and an adorable flower? Right up my alley!
And, Alison, thank you SO MUCH for coming by today! Love ya, girl!
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Friday 3rd of September 2010

This is an adorable idea!! Great job on the flower!!!

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Thursday 19th of August 2010

This is super sweet!!! Love the turquoise and the Chalkboard paint - and the flower too! ok. So I pretty much love all of it!Great job Alison!! :)


Thursday 19th of August 2010

This is sooo creative and I love the color she used!! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you visit Frou Frou Decor..I love new friends! I'd also like to invite you to link up to my party every Friday..for Fabulous Friday Finds...anything from creative finds to recipes..crafts, etc. !! :D Hope to see you there! Hugs,~Terrell @ FFD~

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