I took it into a photo editing software program (I used photoshop) and it is pretty simple from there. I selected all the areas around Anne (Using the magic lasso tool), and erased them. Then I inverted my selection and painted it black. I cleaned up her edges with the paintbrush tool and added her bag to her left arm. And then I realized that it looked a lot like a more jagged and less lovely version of this silhouette, which is no longer for sale :( Keep an eye on her store though, because who knows if it might come available again (And everything else she makes is just lovely too).
Anyways, I thought I would let you have my silhouette in case you'd like a little Anne in your home. She is currently in my entryway, but I might move her to the girls' room. I am still trying to convert my babies to L.M. Montgomery. Much of my life seems to be a battle between wanting my girls to stay babies, and wanting them to be old enough to enjoy my favorite books. Soon I will have some Anne loving kids on my hands. After all, who could resist her?
And here's a little project that didn't turn out quite how I envisioned it, but it's going to be hanging out in my entryway for a while regardless:
I printed each word of this quote from chapter 2 of "Anne of Green Gables" onto sheets of a book that I had 2 copies of somehow? (Sorry, Mom. I probably have your copy of this book...) And then I just glued them all haphazardly together with other pages from the book. Pretty simple.
I like it, but I don't love it. I am just putting it up in the hopes that someone will take that inspiration and do something better with it :)
My husband says it looks like a ransom note. Probably doesn't help that the book I used was a murder mystery.
Have a lovely day!