Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Great Plate Date

For part of Libby's birthday present, Amy, Cory & Sophia got Libby a gift certificate to paint her own plate at Louisville Stoneware. We decided to take the girls there today to commemorate their recent 1st Birthdays. Here, Libby & Sophia get ready to get started!

I never imaged how hard it would be to have Libby hold her hand still to stamp it on the plate. Sophia did it like a champ!

After we got the first hand done, Libby wouldn't hold her second one still enough for a second print. After 4 tries (thankfully the lady helping us was nice) we opted for one hand and one foot. It did turn out so cute! Libby sampled some of the paint. Yummy!

Here Libby & I paint her name and date on the plate. It was so much fun! It was about a billion degrees in the paint shop, so we found a nice cool spot next to a huge fan (note my crazy hair blowing everywhere!)

Sophia helping her mommy paint on her plate.

The finished product!

Our finished plate (the color looks really light on the photos, but it should darken up when it's fired). Ours had dragonfly's on it to match Libby's room! Thanks, Cissells, for such a unique birthday present!


The Cissells said...

We had such a great time. I can't wait to see the final plates.


What a great idea for a present. I know we made one of Kayla's hand when she was a baby and I love it! Of course it was a pain to get that hand in the plate.

Shannon said...

What a great idea! I can't believe how big she is getting!