Sunday, July 31, 2011

And We’re Back

Hi Friends!  I’m back.  I took the Missouri Bar this past week in Jefferson City.  I’ll be honest, I’m pretty sick of talking about it, but I think it went well and I’ll find out in six weeks whether or not I’m licensed.

Now on to the fun stuff.  I’ve got a LONG list of stuff that I want to make and I’ve actually got several things that I worked on a while ago and never had the energy to post about.

I found this idea on Tatertots and Jello and knew that I wanted to do something similar for a big empty wall in our bedroom.  Mine needed to a lot bigger though.  A whole lot.


I started with a canvas drop cloth from Lowes.  I decided that it would be more cost effective than buying fabric at the store.  I got paint and the fabric from Hobby Lobby.  I got three fabrics.  The polka dot one was a yard (I think) and I cut it into strips that were four inches wide.  Then I sewed all of the strips together so I had one long piece of fabric.  I ironed it in half and then each half in half again to essentially make double found bias tape.  I cut the pennants out of the drop cloth and made me own stencil using a sheet of clear plastic and my Cricut.  I did polka dots, chevron, strips and a wavy.  I positioned the stencil differently on different pennants so it made it a little more interesting.  Originally I was going to use fabric paint but realized that it wasn’t ever going to get washed so acrylic was fine.  I pained the pennants and then sewed them into the bias tape.  I also sewed strips of fabric in between the pennants.


They are strung across a wall of our bedroom and they had a great splash of color and fun.  It was a little tedious, but only because I wanted it so long.


1 comment:

  1. Great job! The colors and patterns look would be so fun to use this as party decor! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)