Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I made a font!

Happy New Year! Although working right up to Christmas was hard, I have to say having this entire week off is really nice. I am so relaxed, getting a lot of quality ME time which I don't often do. I have been reading a ton (my absolute favorite past time) but I also have been playing with my new ipad!

I have only downloaded one app so far and it was ifontmaker. I have a font obsession so it was really fun to make my own.  Here is my first attempt. This is how I sometimes write my anchor chart titles. Click on the pic below to download it. If you use it I would appreciate a link back to my blog but no worries if you forget.

I named it JB Aglets because the "tubes" reminded me of the plastic on the end of your shoelace. Did you know those had a name? Is it weird that I did? It came up in casual conversation with my family the other day so I guess it was on my mind. WHAT? You don't discuss aglets around your dinner table?

Anyone know if there is a way to take a finished font and just change the properties like make the line thicker or do I have to redo it all? Also,  is there a way to search for other people's creations? Going to have to go spend some more time on there tonight. Hmmm.... what should I make next?

The other thing I have mostly used my ipad for is watching ALIAS from Amazon Instant Videos. OMG, I loved this show and it so nice to clean, put laundry away, etc while watching Sydney kick some butt! It makes chores so much more enjoyable!

Okay, off to make dinner. My husband will be shocked because he has mostly taken over cooking the last few years. Look at all the energy I have when it isn't zapped by 30 first graders. I even painted by nails this week! I am usually much too lazy because it doesn't seem worth it if it chips within days. Anyway, I went with OPI Meet For Drinks. Do you have a favorite shade?



  1. Love your new font! I got an ipad for Christmas and I can't wait to download the font maker and start creating fonts too! Thanks for sharing your first creation!


  2. Oh, I just love your font you created! I just got finished downloading and can't wait to use it on my newsletters! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

    3 Hoots for Little Learners

  3. ALIAS is an amazing show :) and I love the font as well!

  4. I'll have to try to make a font. more item on my To Do list!
    Mary at Pitner's Potpourri

  5. I'll have to try to make a font. more item on my To Do list!
    Mary at Pitner's Potpourri

  6. That is such a cute font! I have just downloaded it...thank you :)

    I haven't got the ifontmaker App... I'm feeling motivated to try it now!


    Early Years Fun

  7. The font is SOO cute! I went on a bit of a font-binge today already (downloaded 30! whaaaa?! lol) and now I can add yours to it, too! With my addiction to fonts, perhaps I should try that app...

    Thanks again! It's super-duper-cute! =)

    First Class First Grade

  8. I just downloaded ifontmaker for my ipad. Thanks for your post. I'm having so much fun. My first one didn't turn out all that great but I've learned from my mistakes. I LOVE Alias. Jennifer Gardner is great! I hope you have a very relaxing week. I'm trying to psych myself up to go back tomorrow.

  9. I have been playing with font maker the past few days. I have learned from my mistakes and I'm going to redo one tomorrow. Yours looks great!!

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

  10. The font is adorable! Excited to use it, thank you for sharing!
    Go Nutty With Me!

  11. Looove your new font! I am going to have to download that app for my ipad! :)

  12. I'll admit iPad has become my Netflix/Hulu device, haha. I've really been thinking about that app for a while now, I may just break down and get it. Did you use a stylus?

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  13. I love the font, thank you for sharing it. I can`t wait to use it - I try writing like that for my anchor charts but now I can make the student checklists or smaller anchor charts match - love it!!!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  14. Thank you for sharing the font! I just downloaded it and I'm using it already!

  15. I love, love, love your new font! So much so, I mentioned it on my blog in my favorite things post! Thanks so much for such an awesome creation!

  16. I'm so happy to have found a fellow California teacher! When I read that you have 30 kids in your class it made me feel like someone shares my day-to-day experience. So many blogs are about classes of 15 or 20. Thanks for making my day!!