Pinterest Challenge Duo- complete!

We did it- Mom and I pulled out our first Pinterest Challenge, a fabulous idea dreamed up by the blogging pros among pros (and this round guest hosted by this sparkly gal and this chipper gal) to get us all hands-on-to-those-pinned-ideas-we’ll-never-actually-do-otherwise. So, here’s what we accomplished- this post is a two-parter, begins with signage and ends with sandwiches!

Mom first…

I have my first arts and craft show featuring my jewelry coming up in June. I have been pinning tons of booth ideas. I have been really busy making many of them. So, for my first Pinterest Challenge, I will show you my sign project. I found a pin that was “Free Must-Have Fonts.” I had a few oval canvas boards that had been laying around for years, so that is perfect. I love it when I have everything I need for a project. DSC_0003

My first plan was to paint the canvas with black chalkboard paint. I happened to have a bottle in my paint cupboard. I knew I wanted to do something with chalkboard paint someday. This is the day! So I brushed it on. Easy so far.

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This is the font I chose. I printed it out for a reference. If I had planned to take more time, I would have enlarged it and made stencils from it.

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I decided to free-hand it instead and I drew the letters out the best I could. I used my chalk line pen that I use for quilting. It’s very sharp and I needed something white to show the letters on black.

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This is the hard part. Getting my letters perfect as possible. Perfect they are not, but I think it turned out cute.

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This will sit on my chippy yellow $4.00 chair that I use for photos. I plan to place it at the front corner of my tent and sit the sign on the chair. It’s a little wonkie, but it will look cute when the whole set up is all together. My first Pinterest Challenge is complete. TahDah…!

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So, Lindsey here now… Yeah Mom! Love the combo of the cool new font on stark black matched with the chippy yellow chair. I wish I could be there for your show! But glad we have our blog to share in the preparations 🙂

For my Pinterest challenge, I picked this crazy looking sandwich that I pinned a few weeks ago from Big Girls Small Kitchen, a fabulous foodie blog I recently discovered. I liked the concept of this bizarre sounding sandwich (eggs and eggplant?) and I would never normally cook anything just to go onto a sandwich, so this was the perfect Pinterest Challenge for yours truly. Obviously the full details and recipe are on their site, but I did a slightly simpler version… and an also slightly botched version cuz I kinda rushed it :-/ Step one, slice thin the eggplant and salt liberally to draw the water out. I did this when I got home from work (as well as put eggs on to boil) so all this was doin’ its thing while I was doin’ my thing.

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After squeezing it dry with tea towels (or paper towels), I totally messed up and put it in the oven on parchment DRY— oops. That gives you eggplant chips. I realized this 10 minutes in and pulled it out and quickly slathered it in some olive oil. This gives you fried chips. Ugh. I finally kind of worked it out after some blotting, further roasting, etc and after a little more slicing (thin slices of cucumber, sliced hard-boiled egg, chopped cilantro), the major players were ready.

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I opted to simplify things and use mayo with the cilantro sprinkled on top instead of making the tahini based herb sauce in the recipe. I’m a workin’ girl after all, can only handle so much on a weeknight!assembly

Ta da! I think my final product, despite some eggplant problems, turned out pretty similar-looking to the original! And, as surprised as I honestly was, it was delish! Kind of like an egg salad sandwich with thin slices of eggplant. Pinterest Challenge dunzo!

done sami

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4 thoughts on “Pinterest Challenge Duo- complete!

  1. Hey girls… way to go! Pam it totally made me smile that we did such similar projects. I have to ask, did you use your quilt pen to just outline or to also fill in the letters? The hardest part of my project was getting a sharp edge and I’m thinking about trying it with a chalk pen some time. Any tips?

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