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Sunday, March 4, 2012

"luck be a lady tonight"....painted Luck blocks


“Love Song” by W.B. Yeats
My love, we will go, we will go, I and you,
And away in the woods we will scatter the dew;
And the salmon behold, and the ousel too,
My love, we will hear, I and you, we will hear,
The calling afar of the doe and the deer.
And the bird in the branches will cry for us clear,
And the cuckoo unseen in his festival mood;
And death, oh my fair one, will never come near
In the bosom afar of the fragrant wood.

I have a love-hate relationship with poetry, particularly with poems by Yeats. But this peom is pure and so beautiful. 

So, I love St. Patricks day; I love the silly phrases like “Kiss me I’m Irish” or "Pinch me".
 I love wearing of green.
 I love pretending I’m Irish for the day.
I love pinching those not wearing green (however, I usually just pinch the hubby  these days)
I love Rainbows and gold at the end of it
I love Leprechauns (maybe because I feel we would get along if I ever caught one)….I love it all.
My husband didn’t believe me this year when I exclaimed my love for St. Patricks day. He laughed at me and said “you've never cared for the holiday since we’ve been married.” He is right; I’ve never decorated or wanted to celebrate it until this year. I guess the true story is, it was my favorite holiday in high school; especially since my school colors were green and gold and I was extra silly back then (don’t worry I’m still silly) 
Anyhow,  for my first St. Patricks day decoration since being married, I made these Luck blocks. Inspired by a pin on pinterest, I painted letters on to the back of some winter block decorations (I know, pure genius-two decorations in one!!)
However, the tutorial suggested using a ball point pen to trace the letters, but I used an exacto knife instead and I think it worked REALLY well. I still had to be careful with staying in the lines, but it seem to keep the paint in the lines better.
*I used the font Tinteretto (but in Caps) download free here
It took me like a half an hour to do these blocks. Easiest paint project ever! And I really liked how they turned out. 

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9 comments:

  1. Love that they are double duty! Your font choice is pretty!

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  2. These are so cute! I'd love for you to share them at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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  3. You've done it again--adorable! Would you link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party! I'd love to have you back! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  4. Really cute--simple and sweet. I hope you'll link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog A Rosie Sweet Home and following. I am following you too. I think your blog is fantastic! I like the title, from Whit Christmas, my favorite movie. Can't wait to see more.
    Rose

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  6. I like the wooden block idea! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  7. I love the blocks! What a fun idea! :)
    ~Natalie
    P.S. We're having a clothing refashion/sewing project link party tomorrow and would love for you ladies to link up some of your awesome sewing projects!
    www.crafting-cousins.com

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  8. Very Clever Idea!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  9. I love painted blocks. I will keep wood scraps just for these. I am visiting from the blog hop. Love if you came by my lil blog www.punkprincesscreations.blogspot.com
    your newest follower

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