Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shabby Easter Banner

I have seen some amazing fabric banners around lately and I have fallen in love with them. I decided to try my hand at making one for my mom for Easter.

I used some pink muslin fabric and a cute Easter print. I made two triangle patterns that were different sizes and sewed them together at the top. I made a total of six pennets and them placed them together with a strip of the pink fabric. I added some white satin ribbon on the ends to give a little give for tying. I think it came out pretty cute even though I didn't have any pinking shears.

I also have been working a lot on my etsy shop. I re-worked some of my photos so that my items stand out a bit and there isn't too much going on in the background.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hello!! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I have been really busy. I have been planning Spring activities for M, trying to get her into a pre-k summer program ( I succeeded), and scrap booking. I am really behind on my scrapbooks and need to get moving. I have all the stuff to do it just not the time. Also, I have been thinking of ways to get my etsy shop to look more professional. I am working out new photo ideas to make my items appeal more to prospective buyers.

I have also been working on some new items for my shop. I decided to put more work into hand bags and have been sketching ideas for that. I made this darling owl tote for my shop but I decided to keep it for myself. I love it that much.

I used some cute blue and green spring fabric and made an owl applique. I hand stitched the owl together and used chocolate colored corduroy fabric for the basic bag.

Well, I better get off here. I have a lot to do today and I am burning daylight. I hope everyone has a great Thursday and I will try to update this weekend. I do have to make a St. Patrick's Day skirt for M for her school party and a few other crafts to do and hopefully I will get them on here for you all. :)