Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Spring Thing!

On Wednesday night, Alysa and I locked ourselves in the "pink room" and had one of our midnight crafting sessions (isn't amazing how much you can accomplish when you aren't constantly being interrupted by kids?).  We made these absolutely adorable SPRING pennant banners.  We had found a rare moment to meet at JoAnn's earlier to pick out the perfect spring fabric, and what we found so so stinkin' cute that it gave me the "girlies"(my definition for the aching desire to have a little girl), particularly the sheer pink fabric dotted with little tiny daisies. A-dor-a-ble!

We used my Big Shot from Stampin' Up! and the pennant die to cut the perfect scallopy pennants, two layers each with the sheer flowery fabric in back, and different pink or green patterned fabric in front.

Then we sewed them onto the perfect striped wide ribbon.

We found the letters on clearance at JoAnn.  They matched perfectly and already had eyelets in them.  We punched holes into the banners with the Crop-a-dile, and tied the letters on with sheer white ribbon.

To finish it off we threaded some buttons with pink taffeta ribbon, and used them for centers to out die-cut flowers that we layered over the scallop circles that get cut with the pennants, and stitched them between each pennant.  Sew sweet.

We are thrilled with how darling and springy they turned out!  What do you think?

And for those of you who missed it, here is a peek at my very first fabric pennant banner I created for Valentine's Day.  I made them and surprised Alysa with hers.  I was so excited when I saw my finished project that I was truly giddy!   One of my favorite crafts ever!

I made this banner the same, except I use the leftover scalloped circles to make rosettes  instead, and I used smaller chipboard letters that I glittered.

Which banner do you like better?

Can't wait to make my next one!


  1. What the heck were you doing at 3:56 a.m???? Or were you waking up? Love my banner even though I need to actually finish mine. I guess we have to finish projects together because without my buddy in crime, I'm unmotivated. Very cute. I love your Big Shot!

  2. Very, very cute! I love the banners! I wish you guys lived here!!! I would love to do some crafting with you guys!!

  3. I love the fabric banners. I totally want to make one. Did you use th cricut to cut the shape? If so I totally want one. I didn't know they cut fabric too.

  4. I lOve the black n white one. Should sell it to me. lol. mishelle