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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Project 1: Complete!

Yippeeee I'm done! The tree decal is finally finished and I'm really happy with it. So is Lila, which is a bonus! I cut out some birds (you can just see one in the top right corner) from a CottonOnKids bag and stuck them on and we ask Lila to point them out, which she does so with glee. It's funny though, she only has a few words in her vocabulary at the moment: 'Mama', 'Dada', 'Yay', 'Teddy' (which comes out 'te-dahh') and now birdy. Except she says 'dirday'. Which is both ridiculously cute and hilarious all at the same time.

Do you think it has enough plumage though? I kept staring at it thinking I should be adding more leaves.... of which there were far more than I had expected! I did, in the end, rummage through my box of wrapping paper off cuts, cut up an old gift bag someone gave me, and borrow a roll from my Mum. The thinner paper worked, but it's not as hardy as the wallpaper or scrapbooking card - but still did the job and added a bit more colour too, which I like.

So, the big question - how much did this cost me (not counting the supplies I already had or begged, stole or borrowed to get)? Here's a rundown:

Vintage Wallpaper $40.00
Scrapbooking paper $ 8.00
Wallpaper Paste $13.00
Extra Glue ($2 Shop) $ 2.00

TOTAL: $63.00

So BUMS, I failed to reach my target of $50 :( But I blame it on the fact I couldn't steal any wallpaper paste from anyone in my immediate family. The cheek! I managed to get size, for some reason, but not the paste. Still, knowing how much these decals kits cost to buy in the real world - I'm happy with being a tenner or so over.

Will you chastise me for this? I HOPE NOT!

Next project will definitely be less than $50. YES IT WILL BE!!!


Michelle said...

Oh my god AMAZING!!!!! I love it! Well done :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Nat!! Looks so great, you're an inspiration x

Becca said...

brilliant Nat!

Anonymous said...

Love the name of your blog! congrats on finishing your first project!

Natalie No-cash said...

hehe, thanks :) I just wish it weren't so true!! :D

Meg said...

Very cool. Hi Natalie! Hey I worked at TV3 for about 10 years in news and then cutting 60 Minutes and 20/20 with Rochelle (think you're friends with her?). I like your blog too, think I need a bit of home makeover inspiration... maybe next year with two kids at school I'll have a little more time?

Natalie No-cash said...

A-ha! Yes, I know Rochelle and Guy - and we've recently become neighbours too, so that's cool - we can hang with our little people ;)
You must be very excited about school then, haha! I find it hard to get anything done with just the one! ;) See you round the blogosphere Meg!

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