Now that it is 2013, I have no use for my 2012 Lilly Agenda. I felt bad throwing it away, but I don't have a use for it and it is filled with homework assignments and test schedules that I really don't need to be reminded of. Before throwing it out, I obviously took out the sticker pages. I may not be a kid anymore, but that doesn't mean I stopped loving stickers or don't need a lollipop after I get a shot at the doctors. I'm actually quite upset that my doctor thinks she can stick a needle in my arm without the promise of a sugary treat. I also went through all the prints for each month of the year and realized they were way too cute for the trash. I saw an instagram picture of Lilly patchwork letters and thought this was the perfect way to use the patterns that the Lilly print designers are so great at making. So if you are a fellow Lilly Lover and need something to personalize your room, or rep your sorority, or just want to craft, try making your very own Lilly Letters!
What you need:
-Wooden letters from Michaels.
-Old Lilly planner, or 12 patterns printed out.
First, decide what size patches you want. Make your stencils 1/4- 1/2 an inch larger than the actual size you want so the patches can overlap and you won't have any gaps between the patches. I used normal sized post-its as stencils.
You can either glue the patches directly onto the letters, or glue the patches together, let dry, and then glue the patchwork onto the letters. I chose the second option because it made it easier to put the middle patches on.
After they are both dry, you can outline the patches or paint fake stitch marks between the patches. Finally, put a coat or two of mod podge on the letters. Use a sponge brush to avoid streaking.
Now, this is a complete first world problem, but it is a horrible feeling to fly home from somewhere warm and see your breath the moment you step off the plane. That’s what happened to me when I arrived in Baltimore after an amazing weekend in Palm Beach, FL, for the Red Cross Beach Bash. Besides tickets to the event, we won a two night hotel stay, so we had time to explore Palm Beach and revisit all my favorite places.Read More
It's finally here! I am on my way to Palm Beach for the Red Cross Beach Bash with my brand new Lilly tote!
I am so excited to be on my way to 75 degree weather and far from cold Baltimore nights. I am a little sad that I will miss the snow that is supposed to come on Saturday, but a high of 86 is totally worth it.
Many more details about the trip to come!