Sometimes all you need is a Monday off to rejuvenate you and get going again. It's not often that I get to work from a coffee shop. I know it doesn't really sound that special to those of you who get to do it any ol' time you want, but I look forward to it every chance I get. So for my President's Day, I had a lunch date with my sweet husband (which I also always look forward to) at Mitchell Deli, and then a tea/work party with myself at Barista Parlour. Not sure if it was the Organic Golden Needle tea, the atmosphere, or the red lipstick I was wearing, but I was so productive. I know, it was probably the red lipstick, I should wear it more often. I was able to snap a photo at Barista Parlour, but not at Mitchell. My husband gets very annoyed when I teak pictures, and seing as we don't get to grab lunch together often, I didn't want to ruin it.
I recently made a pennant banner for a friend's daughter's 3rd birthday party. I had so much fun making this banner and it is something they can use over and over agin for years to come. Here are some quick picture instructions. Enjoy!
Trace and cut fabric.
Apply iron-on fabric adhesive and cut out letters. Iron letters on pennant fabric.
Hand stitch around each letter for decoration and added security.
(I chose gold thread)
Cut backing for each pennant.
Pin fabric right side facing each other and sew along the sides whereI drew lines.
Make sure to snip the bottom corners and put a small cut in the middle where the angles meet.
Turn right side out and iron.
Finally, sew all pennants into bias tape, and add any decorations (like the little pom poms).
The hardest/ most time consuming part is the and stitches, but you can easily do those while watching TV on the couch with your loved ones, or on your commute to work, so it's not so bad. You can make this banner for anything from birthdays to weddings to bedroom decor.
After breaking my last needle last night and ending up completely frustrated, I took a nice long soak in a bubble bath to take my mind off of all of yesterday's failures. Today was a new day and when I came home from work I finished up the creeper baby bib. It isn't perfect (of course I can see every little imperfection and they all drive me crazy) but it is super cute.