Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thing One and Thing Two...

You might remember the Dr Seuss rag quilt I made Caden a few weeks ago.

Well I decided to make some wall art to go with it for his bedroom. We had some floor puzzles that I thought would be great for it. My Mum volunteered to pick up a canvas from Lincraft for me to fit it, but when she dropped one off she bought the mother of all canvases. It was huge, so I had to revise my plan of simply gluing the puzzle to the canvas.

We would have to paint it also...

Anyhow, we got down to business.


And started putting the puzzle together...


Then we traced around the outside once we were happy that it was evenly spaced on the canvas.

Then we set about gluing it down.


Once it was all glued down, we left it to dry. And then set about painting it. I forgot to photograph this part, so lucky for you, that is one less photo you have to look at!!





So now he has wall art that matches his 'comfy quilt' as he calls it!

And Mahli had to jump in for the photos too...


I am thinking about adding some wording to the bottom of the canvas, just not sure what I will go with. I was just thinking about putting 'Dr Seuss' along the bottom in white... What do you think?

I am linking up with Jess for IBOT
 and Ninth Street Notions for I Made It Monday
And The Stuff of Success- Success U Party.

Oh and I am nominated over at Circle of Moms in the 2012 Top 25 Creative Moms and I would really appreciate it if you could spare a vote for me.

31 comments :

  1. That's awesome! I love Dr Seuss - you've done such a great job with the quilt and the canvas.

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  2. What a great idea for wall art! I love the quilt too. You ate very creative indeed. I'll be voting each day!

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  3. Wonderful idea! It looks great and how cute is that quilt!i think we have one of those puzzles somewhere, too. Maybe it'd look good on a canvas in the playroom...

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  4. Wow - that looks really great... I definitely wouldn't be clever enough to do the quilt, but love your inspiration on the wall art. I think the white Dr. Seuss quote would look great - and there are so many great quotes you could choose!

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  5. Look up Dr Seuss quotes on google and you might find some inspirational quote to put on the bottom!! Definitely a WONDERFUL idea and looks fabulous!! Great idea!!!

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  6. I love the way you've pulled it all together. I've made art for my children's walls too and need to make more... I've just found my inspiration! And I think the words "Dr Seuss" at the bottom would look really nice. What lucky kids you have! Ps will vote now!

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  7. I love the doctor Seuss fabric. I'm thinking of buying some for my still unborn great nephew.

    Love what you did with the canvas. What about a favourite Dr Seauss quote?

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  8. That is super cool! You are so super clever









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  9. That look fantastic!! That quilt really does look extra comfy. I wish I'd though of a Dr Suess them for the boys' room - they are obsessed but unfortunately I don't have a creative bone in my body!

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  10. That looks great, such a clever woman.

    And bless your mum. She tried to help.

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  11. So amazing Amy - I love the quilt and the wall art idea.
    Some other Dr Seuss things at the bottom maybe or Dr Seuss in similar letters like 'Caden' like you suggested.
    Ps I haven't forgotten about emailing you , just had a lot going on - will do this week.

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  12. What a great idea! Looks great! The room looks so lovely when everything themed:) Well done!

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  13. What a great idea! Some white wording would look cool I think. Have fun deciding what to paint and finishing it off. :)

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  14. Love it - great idea and looks so good!

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  15. That is such a clever idea, I love it. You look like you have one very happy customer there:)

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  16. very cute - if you are going to do a Dr Seuss quote I'd definitely go for something from 'oh the places you'll go' e.g - you have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes and you can steer yourself any direction you choose.
    Love the ideas and the colours - awesome

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  17. Loving that quilt! Great colors. One of my kids was given a rag quilt when they were born and it is my favourite one! I must learn how to make them one day. What a good idea to use a puzzle for the wall!

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  18. I like the comment/idea about looking up another favourite quote to put along the bottom. Awesome that you have a totally unique themed room for you boy based around that quilt. (the picks of the two of them goofing off are priceless :) Will go vote for you!

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  19. That's just awesome, what a fabulous idea.

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  20. Great job with the quilt and the wall art. xx

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    1. It sure beats picking all the pieces of the floor every 5 seconds. My kids have heap of puzzles. I figured one less to play with wouldn't hurt :P

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  22. Ha ha! Wonderfully happy and the kids love it! Visiting from Tutus and Tea Parties (my link is http://meehameeha.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-make-spring-vignette-in-5.html).

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I loved your post. I remember checking it out last week. x

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  23. It looks great! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party this week.

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  24. I just wanted to pop back in and let you know you were featured at this week's party as the most clicked link! Congrats! http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-31.html Thank you for linking up! :)

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