Sunday, July 22, 2012


I love being inspired by other women's blogs. I read so many brilliant ideas and love how women all around the world are proud to share their ideas and encourage others to have a go too.

My most recent follower is Mum of All Trades and when I followed the link back to read her blog I saw a fantastic step by step guide to making black and white silhouettes of her children. I grabbed my phone and dragged the kids kicking and screaming to the nearest window (Joke!) They are obliging kids so when I showed them the blog post and asked if they wanted to try making ones of themselves they were happy to pose for it. 

I used my phone to edit the contrasts but then I found it easier to transfer the images to my home computer and used the free website Picmonkey (A similar site to the now closed down Picnik) I was really excited with the results. Especially when I showed Sian and Rhiannon and they had trouble picking which silhouette was theirs!

7 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Delighted to see this post. Your silhouettes have turned out really well.

  2. I can't wait to try this too! Great idea- thanks ladies!

  3. these look great - when my kids were in kinder, the teacher (they all eventually had the same teacher at the same kinder over a 6 year period) was very talented and each year would sit each child down in front of her and she would actually cut a silhouette of the child. I have a lovely collection of our kids 4 year old profiles thanks to this clever and thoughtful lady.

  4. Those turned out great. Good job.

  5. Wow that is really clever :)

  6. They look great Gina I think it's a love idea and great for your children to look back on when they get older:)

  7. Great idea!!!! I must try this!