Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Quickie

I made this little banner/flags/bunting/garland (seriously, why is it so hard to decide what to call these things?) a few weeks ago...OK, way back in September, but I'm just now getting around to posting it.

I had been thinking of making a fall wreath, but knew I had no time/energy for that kind of project, so I whipped this out in literally five minutes, while the kids were putting on their pajamas one night. Using a business card as a template, I laid it with a short side on the fold and cut rectangles of fall-ish fabrics with pinking shears* then stitched them to a length of turquoise rick-rack I had lying around. Super fast and easy and yet satisfying. I want to make a little fall birdie to replace that silly vampire if/when I get around to taking down the Halloween decorations (the kids made the window clings at daycare, using fabric paint on cling wrap).

*I must tell you about my pinking shears (again)--I inherited mine from my grandmother, and they were the dullest, most useless things, until I sliced through a piece of tinfoil with them a few times and now they are beautifully sharp. I don't remember where I first read the tinfoil tip, but I suspect Martha Stewart had  something to do with it.

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! You are so crafty! We should do a craft project day... but do only things that can be accomplished in 10 minutes or less. maybe we could alternate a cocktail, a craft, a cocktail, a craft...


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