Sunday, March 25, 2012

Let Me Spell It Out For You

Two of the greatest friends I have, Brad and Naomi, are going to be having a baby girl in a few weeks! 

 Naomi is decorating the nursery with a touch of a cowgirl theme and showed me a beautiful wall hanging made of rope that spells out the baby's name. However, to order one that spells out Abigail, the name they've chosen, would be almost 250 dollars!!! 

Crazy, right? 

So I decided to make one of my own as part of my baby shower gift. 

It might not look exactly the same as the original, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute!  

 I started out shaping some metal wire into the outline of the name Abigail.

Then I heated up my glue gun, Debra and went to work hot gluing sisal rope over the wire outline. When I had all the wire covered, I went over the rope with a layer of mod podge to keep the rope from unfraying. 

 The other part of my gift was my second baby blanket, that I knitted using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. The yarn was a variegated pattern of pink, orange and fuchsia. I didn't realize it, but ABF pointed out when I was about half way done that it kind of looked like pink camouflage, which was not my intention at all, but was very fitting for this family.

 Naomi was pretty thrilled that I remembered the rope name, which she'd kind of given up on and was excited about the baby blanket as well!

I can't wait to meet their new little one, I'm sure I'm going to love her as much as I love her parents!

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties:

~ The Cure for the Common Monday @ Lines Across My Face ~ Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize ~ Tutorials & Tips @ Home Stories From A to Z ~ Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Bee ~ Craft & Tell @ Cherished Bliss ~ Tuesday Talent Show @ Chef In Training ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ Tell Me Tuesday @ Me And My Boys ~ Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife ~ {Wow Me} Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil' Luna ~ Share The Wealth Wednesday @ Laugh, Love & Craft ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man Crafty Woman ~ Show & Share @ Southern Lovely ~ Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma ~ T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ Craft Junkie Too ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ Free For All @ Young And Crafty ~ Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello ~ Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique ~ Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party @ Six Sisters' Stuff ~ Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Saturday Seven @ Positively Splendid ~ Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I {heart} Naptime ~ Sister Sunday Link Party @ Sisters of the Wild West ~  


  1. I would have loved this when I was younger! But in my name, of course :) I was definitely going to be a cowgirl when I grew up. I still plan on that.

  2. What a sweet gift. I love the yarn letters and the blanket is beautiful!

  3. Very smart! I'm sure it's the perfect addition to what sounds like a very cool baby room. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  4. LOVE this! Great for cowboy-theme or nautical-theme.
    Will be pinning this!

  5. I just ADORE this rope name idea. Seriously clever and I was sitting on the edge of my seat trying to figure out how you would pull it off ...

    So easy peasy ... and would be perfect at our multi-blog "It's a Cinch" link party. When you link at one blog you'll automatically be linked at all 5 party co-hosts!

    Hope to see you at the party!



  6. What a great idea on the rope name and what special gifts for your friends. You are always so thoughtful. TFS at this week's party!

  7. We loved having you join us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

  8. What kind of wire did you use?


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