Wednesday, May 4, 2011


My baby cousin, Jillian, is graduating from college this month.  Not quite a baby anymore...  So my Aunt e-mailed me about creating a "caricature" of Jillian for party invites.  It took me longer than expected, just because I had to relearn the ins and outs of PhotoShop.  I enjoyed working on it and it definitely inspires me to work on PhotoShop more for non-photo things.

Here is a photo of my cuz:

I was going more for an "Anime" look, which I think is a little more like Jillian's personality, but it turned out a little more "American Cartoon".  Either way, this is her cartoon.

On a more "ugh" note...  this is what I am doing today.

My husband's Grandmother, Bev., gave me a pair of old chairs last year.  The plans to reupholster have been in the works for a while...  I just haven't had the time to do it.  Jessica, Casey and I are having a "reupholstering party" on Friday (as in 48 hours from now) so I spent the morning trying to disassemble one of the chairs.  There are TONS of upholstery tacks on this chair that it isn't even funny!!!  It took me an hour this morning and I was only able to get out maybe 1/8 of the tacks in the entire chair.  I didn't anticipate this part taking me this long...  and it is definitely taking a toll on my hands.  However, I know it will be completely worth it in the end...    I just need to keep telling myself that.  :-)  I can't wait until it is done...  for now, here is a before picture.

For all of you out there that are taking on reupholstering projects, happy reupholstering!


Creative Wings Boutique said...

ur nuts... i wouldnt dare do a project this big

Cornflower Blue said...

Oh... I am crazy, that goes without saying!!! See you tomorrow!

Erin Myone said...

Good luck! I only dream of re-upholstering my old chairs... Right now I will be content with the orange and cream striped velvet!

kclili said...

I can't wait to see how they turn out.