Monday, May 11, 2009

Silhouette Obsessed

Several months ago I learned about a couple that lived in Arizona that was in a horrific plane crash. The husband was burned on 30% of his body and the wife 80%. The flight instructor, also on board did not make it. It was a miracle that they survived, especially the wife with the extent of her injuries. What made the story especially heart wrenching was the fact that this couple had four small children at home depending on them. One of the reasons I knew of this family was because they share our faith, and also because the wife, Stephanie Nielsen is an avid blogger and had become quite popular blogging about her everyday life as a housewife and mother. In reading her blog, I became so caught up in her life that I read just about every one of her posts and there were so many fun things she did with her kids, many I have now done with my own thanks to her example. One thing she does every April is create a new silhouette of each family member. I did these last October, which are nowhere near as amazing as hers, but I still love them. Then, just this last week I got the bug again and made these coasters for my mom, and this family silhouette that turned out much better than expected. It's a bit of an obsession now and you'll just have to wait and see what I can make a silhouette out of next:)

11 comments:

Kristen said...

I really like the family picture like that. So cute!

Hey, with the gardening thing, I went to I think it's called Stradler or Stadler nursery. It's on the 28 just after you left onto 28 from Linton Hall. They were really helpful. Good luck with yours!

Gina said...

I absolutely LOVE the family silhouette. You are so martha. :)

Tami said...

I love the family silhouette! I make them for my preschoolers each year and have been looking for the perfect frames to do a wall of silhouettes. Now, I just might have to do the family. I love it!

Mandi said...

You need to share how you do that family one! I want to do that! That is really cute.

just jen said...

oooh!

i love it, you will have to share your secrets with me, i think that picture you took of us looking at the sunset would be perfect for this, don't you?

you are a crafty girl!

Brooke said...

Now why wasn't this on the Super Saturday agenda? Love it!

Monica said...

Ditto!! Teach me teach me!!

Shelese said...

Wow, those look awesome! Great work Erika. I'm still working on mine that you helped me w/ last October, but I'll get there :)! Yours look so cute.

Jen said...

These are beautiful! I just saw a picture of silhouettes in a magazine and have been wanting to do some for my dining room. Now that you've inspired me, I'll have to get on that!

Alex said...

Those are all really cute! I got the same idea and made some of our family a couple months ago, they're so fun to look at. :)

jamie said...

Ok, you need to post a tutorial on how you did the silhouettes - especially the family one! So dang cute! And I LOVE the new pic you have of your boys at the top of your blog - A-DOR-ABLE!!!