When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Sewing (Pink) – FREE PRINTABLE

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Sewing (Pink) - FREE PRINTABLE via cottagemagpie.com

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You know I wouldn’t make one of these without making a pink one, too, right? Of course not!! Inspired by the “Keep Calm” posters that are all over the blogosphere, I decided that yes, indeed, there was room for one more. :-) I am planning to print one for my sewing space, I hope you print one, too. If you do, please leave a link or share a photo on Pinterest and let me know. Thank you!

If you’re more of a modern type, there’s also a sassy, rainbow-colored version of this printable!

~Angela :-)


How to Make a Vintage-Style Wood Sign Letter

DIY Vintage Style Wood Sign Letter Tutorial via Cottage Magpie

DIY Vintage Style Wood Sign Letter Tutorial via Cottage Magpie

I don’t know about you, but I love typography. I have a thing for old signs, old letters from signs, all that kind of thing. And I’ve always thought it would be fun to have an old, vintage oversized wooden letter in my creative space to inspire me. Before I even started I knew I was going to paint it pink to prop up next to my cute little yellow storage cabinet that I made over last week.

A quick search on Etsy gave me quite a few options. They aren’t cheap, though, with foot-tall letters coming in around $25-$30, and tall letters like I wanted (mine is about 20″ tall) are going for $50-$60! I’m sure that’s a reasonable price and the people who make those things really do deserve the money. But as you know, I don’t have any. So if I was going to indulge my dream of vintage-style typography in my space, I was going to have to make it myself with whatever supplies were laying around. Read on to see how I did it. [Read more...]