Thursday, November 12, 2009

bonus studio morning

Wednesday I had an extra free studio morning-- it was delightful. We all had the day off and Ken took the boys for a couple hours so I could finish a project I was working on. Thank you, Ken!
I was very much wanting to take down our birthday garland from October and put up something more Novembery. It was one of those projects I had so much in my head and I really needed to do and complete it. I decided to follow the guidelines in Handmade Home for the One-Word Banner.
I worked on it in three mini-sessions. The first night I just selected fabrics. I love this part of a sewing project. It is such a fun challenge for me to select colors and patterns to go together.

The second night I cut the pieces.
Then on Wednesday I was able to put it all together.
Voila! I am so happy with my Novembery banner and hopefully it will remind us all to give thanks during this most special month.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful, what a great combo of colours and patterns. It looks very Novembery, great job!

I wanna be creative said...

Love how you have laid it all out, fabulous.

cakesniffer said...

Beautiful!!! I love the birds. I have been eyeing up this project as well. I love how you used it. It has inspired me to perhaps try and do a holiday version for December. I am so impressed that you use your free time for getting crafty.

BellaBree said...

it looks great marybeth!! and has got me thinking of a christmas one too....still in the middle of aprons fo this weekends parties tho and ababy blanket for ashower- it'll have to wait for now x

the cookie cutter said...

Fantastic, love your fabric choices! x

Joy said...

Beautiful! What a great idea! If I weren't currently swamped with other projects, I'd make a THANKS banner too. The fabrics are simply lovely.

Mama Veg said...

I love the idea and the fabrics. It looks easy to make as well.

Elfin Goddess said...

Im yet to learn to sew...but I LOVE the idea of a THANKS banner! Maybe will make a banner with handmade paper cutouts or simply paint it over on a canvas and keep it on my happiness altar for a year-round reminder of gratitude!

Meg said...

I love how it turned out. I bought some felt remnants last week at the fabric store because I, too, want to make a thanksgiving banner--yours turned out so much cuter than what I'd envisioned for mine--maybe I'll change my plans now!

Fiona said...

Love it :)
Fiona.

Rain said...

I love it! I'm still trying to get my act together and make a birthday banner from the creative family. lol
My deadline is in just a few weeks when my youngest turns 3. Maybe I'll even get to the b-day crown. I am still a novice seamstress.

Holly C. said...

Oh-I love it!☺

heather said...

i love this! your fabrics are perfect and the sentiment so sweet. i'm inspired!

steph said...

what a beautiful banner ! loving the square shaped banners lately ...

Anonymous said...

I love it too! And the birds.

Tara

Tania said...

That is one gorgeous banner. You have officially banner-inspired me!

Appletree said...

I just hit your blog with the blogger "next blog button" and loved the special photos and crafts - also I might get hooked to your recipes, I love cooking, too.

The THANKS banner is beautiful and a great reminder to be thankful in this season.

Will be back :-)

Helen