Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vintage Halloween BOO & Black Cat Banner

 You can click on the pictures to see larger images.
 I used vintage dictionary paper for a little something special.
 I machine stitched crepe paper streamers before and after each banner.
 The letters and black cats are die cut and glued on.
 This banner dances charmingly in the slightest breeze.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Birdie Garland

 Here's another set of pictures of a sweet little bird garland.
 I die cut each bird from vintage dictionary paper and a variety of pink patterned paper.
 Then I layered the two papers, and sewed them together with silver and white thread.
 As I final touch, I added dew drop eyes to each bird for a bit of sparkle.
 This garland is so light, and catches the air so easily.
 Even inside, the air conditioning moves it around.
 I have one hanging in the doorway of my studio. I can see it from the kitchen, and it's nice.
 It's always interesting to me how such insignificant things can come together to make something pretty.
 Don't you think so?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Butterfly Banner

 This is another banner from my Etsy shop.
 There are only five picture slots there, so I thought I'd put the extra views here.
 It was a sunny, breezy day when I took these pics, so some of these might be a tad overexposed or blurry.
 You can still get the idea, and they did look so charming fluttering about on this old shed.
 I began by die cutting lots of butterflies from vintage dictionary paper, kraft cardstock, and patterned paper.
 Then, I made little butterfly sandwiches, with the kraft cardstock in the middle.
 Next, I stitched them all together with silver and white threads.
 As a final touch, I added a red vintage button to the bottom to help them hang nicely.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Autumn Banner

 Banners are hard to photograph, and Etsy allows for only five photos per listing, so here are some extra views of this banner.
 I printed the letters on gorgeous ivory cardstock for a vintage fall feel.
 I rounded every corner so it looks pretty and finished.
 I hand sponged all the edges to give it a lovely aged look.
 As a final touch, I added 105 inches of hand crinkled seam binding in a gorgeous harvest brown.
 I think it might be just the banner for you!
 You can click on any image for an even larger view.
 Thanks for stopping by!
 Happy autumn!