To me, Craftster is a way to express ...myself ...my hands ...my thoughts ...my comments ...my appreciation ...my admiration ...my inspiration ...my anything related to crafting!
(As a teenage in the early 1970's/precomputer days, many Friday/Saturday nights were spend alone in my room. My boredom was alievated by gaining craft skills, but because crafting supplies were limited to yarn and glue, I improvised with lots of unrelated materials and techniques. Later as a young adult I associated crafting with loneliness and rejected anything associated with that time in my life. Fast forward 40 years and I now realize Craftster has taught me to recognize the earlier period of my life as a time of reflection and skill development. I am now able to allow my crafting soul to grow and have learned so much from others in the Craftster community.)
I wanted our bedroom to be gender neutral and needed something for the wallspapace above the bed. I had seen a collection of the letter "Z" arranged above a bed, but didn't have any as I collect the letter "K". Even if I did have lots of the letter "Z", I don't want a ton of holes in my wall. So...I decided to improvise.
After gluing different paper patterns on to foam board, I then traced the letter "Z" from templates I got at the hobby store. Because less than 30% of the population dream in color, I purposely chose black and white patterns. I then glued the letters on top of each other in the shape of a thought bubble, with an added splash of color to balance the look. In order to support letters that were not laying directly against the wall, I cut small squares from the foam board and glued them on the underside.
I'm pleased with the way it turned out, and in hindsight I should have hung it a little higher over the bed, or provided better reinforcement to the bottom letters because cats can be curious -- and one of the culprits happened to mangle a couple of the lower letters. Fortunately and easy fix is in sight!
Thanks for looking