Thursday, June 23, 2011

review and giveaway of olive and ollie on Obviously MARvelous

I was contacted by the sweet Mar of Obviously MARvelous a couple of months ago about doing a review and giveaway on her blog. I made each of her three children custom birthday shirts and had a lot of fun doing it. Mar was kind enough to review my work and had some really great things to say

Not only was the products sensational, but I honestly received the BEST customer service, communication, and experience while working with Olive and Ollie. Heather was always kind, beyond easy to work with, answered emails promptly and shipped my shirts when she promised. Many of my long time readers know that I do not always mention the customer service portion of a review, but when it goes this far above and beyond, sharing it is a must!

How sweet is that?! I'm so glad Mar and her children liked their birthday shirts. Mar is also holding a giveaway on her blog for one of my custom shirts, so check out her site to enter to win. The giveaway ends July 20, 2011. Good luck!

Modern Barn Quilt Paint Along Day 3

Thanks again for joining me on the Modern Barn Quilt Paint Along! I'm so glad to see you here and I'm looking forward to seeing all of the projects that you're working on. Have you joined our flickr page yet? There are some fun photos popping up there so don't forget to add yours too!

Today we're talking about hanging devices. There are a variety of different ways that you can hang your Modern Barn Quilts, and it really depends on whether you are using wood panel or a stretched canvas to decide what's the best for you.

For my wooden panel version that I have hanging outside, I used 1/4" plywood, so it's not very heavy at all. It's two foot square and it weighs probably about 5 pounds.

It's hung with two D-rings. You can see in the photo above that this type of D-ring can be attached to the board with two screws, but we just used one, since the sign isn't that heavy. These type of D-rings can be found at your local hardware store, and here's a similar style that is available at Home Depot. Be sure to purchase hardware that is made to withstand the approximate weight of your sign.

My wooden sign has two D-rings and here you can see how they are spaced on the back. They are screwed into the board and then the rings hang on to two screws that are on our house.

If you're working on a canvas version, you can use something as simple as a nail or screw that is on the wall, and just hang the back edge of your canvas from that. Or, if you'd prefer something a bit more substantial, you can use either picture frame wire or a saw tooth hanger to hang the canvas from a nail in the wall.

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