Friday, July 06, 2007

Show And Tell Friday



Kelli hosts a show and tell Friday. Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

Michael's family had a tradition. There was a piece of woodwork in their kitchen that everyone was measured on. It contained measurements of height for Michael and his siblings and then the grandchildren got added. When they remodeled their kitchen, they removed that piece of wood and still use it for measuring the grandchildren on it. Michael's sister, Suzy, asked me if I would make a measuring board for her family. Instead of being attached to the wall, it would be something that they could take with them if they ever moved. Below is the board that I made for them. The first picture is the entire board and the other pictures are what I painted on it.







26 comments:

charish said...

how cute I want one. I love the critters.
Sarah

LBP said...

How cute is that??? What a great idea. Your painting is fabulous.

Linda

Lady_MSnow said...

Very cute Marci.....I remember seeing that before. Very unique and absolutely adorable idea.

Anita said...

Oh Marci, this is fantastic! A great idea, indeed - and a wonderful& useful gift to any young family! Your painting are so cute, too! Thanks for sharing!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Ron and Ginny said...

You gotta get that blue gingham in there, doncha? heehee It's loverly, darling.

Tiany said...

What a neat idea! I love this and you draw/paint beautfully!!!

That sure would be cute in our nursery :-)

Have a great weekend!

ellen b said...

The Critters are delightful. How fun it will be to keep track of the children's growth with this fun growth board! Blessings.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a cute idea and what a great job you did. I think it's so neat they took the board out of the house!!!!
Susan

Amber said...

How neat. You do wonderful work! That will be something they will always treasure!

Morning Glory said...

What a great show and tell. That's a pretty cute item.

Training Hearts said...

How cute!!! I love this! We also share this same tradition but it's actually written on the wall...but I LOVE your idea so much better.

Do you sell them??

Kelli said...

What a great idea, Marci! We have measurements written on our laundry room wall but I should get them moved to a stick. I love the cute pictures you painted on, especially the pig!
Kelli

Marci said...

I have been asked to make them to sell, but never really thought about it. It would have to be to order, as I don't know where I would take them to sell them.

jar said...

What a cute board and a great idea. I'm going to have to rip out a door molding whenever I leave here :-(

Lady Laurie said...

I love this ~ what a wonderful idea! Haved a great weekend!

Julieann said...

That is so adorable--I want one of those--I measure my children right on the wall..OOPS...LOL.

Have a wonderful weekend

Julieann

Barbara H. said...

Wow, you are so talented!! That is just adorable and so neat that they can take it with them everywhere.

Amanda said...

How cute, and what a great tradition! :)

Lana G! said...

You did an awesome job! That is really cute!

PEA said...

I love it when families have traditions like that throughout the generations:-) You certainly did a fantastic job making a measuring board...the aninals are just so super cute!

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous artist you are, what a treasure you've made for them!

Jthemilker said...

I want one!

Sara said...

Very cool! And what cute critters you created.

Myrna said...

Very practical and creative idea! I believe you have a hit!

HsKubes said...

What a sweet preservation of memories! You did a great job.

~ Christina

Lallee said...

What a darling measure. I treasure our old one. It was made of a heavy paper. I have it safely tucked away now.