Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Do It Yourself Tracing Table

(Please forgive my absense, I've been working on something b-i-g. Details soon.)

Using my monogram book, I picked out this pretty letter for my daughter. It was actually a capital "E" that I changed to a "C". This little monogrammed shirt was started at the beginning of summer. Half way done, I put it down and failed to resume. Now, the shirt is too small for my daughter. Booooo. (They really do grow too fast!)

But, a nifty tip will come forth from this unfinished business of mine. If you're looking for a tracing table on the cheap, look no further. There are some great tracing tools out there, but why not save yourself $50? Personally, I don't have room to keep buying gizmos. Plus, I'm into the simple, easy and already-have-something-that-will-do. There's always the tracing paper taped to the window method. But, my tracing skills diminish as the blood drains from my arms.

Rummaging through my kitchen, I found these: a square pyrex dish and a click light. Put them together and voila! Dirt cheap tracing table. Perfect for embroidery, crafting, kids art, etc.
And who isn't looking for more ways to use pyrex?

9 comments:

casch said...

Holy Cow!!! What a great idea! You are TOO clever. I am going to remember this one. Now can you come up with an idea to help me trace on canvas? It's the only way I could paint a great picture.

Missa said...

Brilliant idea and all your crafts are so adorable. You make me want to be a craftier gal :)

Carrie said...

Very, very clever!

kate jean said...

ok, you have to tell me now! what is your b-i-g news? :)

Also, I love the embroidery, so totally cute!!

Vintage Mommy said...

Wow! Aren't you clever! I really mean that! This is great idea.

Patty said...

This is such a great idea!!! I have got to try it. You're like a crafty MacGyver.

Charlotte said...

What a great idea for a tracing table.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Awesome. I teach art to K-3rd graders and was looking for a way to get a class set of tracing table/light boxes cheap. You have given me a splendid idea. Many kids will be sharpening their hand eye coordination and drawing skills thanks to you. thank you thank you thank you

Seninet said...

Wow, I like the way you solve a problem. I initially plan to look for a budget tracing table, luckily I find your blog and your crafty McGyver's stail of problem solving. It is great! You are a creative mother and wife.

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