13 January 2011

Goodbye winter gloom.

It has been cold, cloudy, and now rainy.  We needed something cheerful in our family room, and an update for the wreath on our front door.  I dug through my scraps, and decided I had enough to make a couple wintry banners.  I'll share a tutorial and template next week, but I was so excited to get them done, I had to show you, despite the horrible lighting (where or where is the sun???)

I went with a white/ aqua/ green with touches of brown color scheme.  There are some of my favorite fabrics in there, including Nicey Jane stripes, Anna Maria plaid, Momo floral, and even some Riley Blake snowmen.  The rounded pennants are a little longer than my previous ones here and here.  The template I used for those was worn out, so I tried something new.  I think I like this a bit better. 

The turquoise bias tape was left from a previous project.  The white fabrics are all different textures.  Since we don't have any snow at the moment, I wanted something to remind me of it. 

You can see the sheers from the outside in this photo.

While I was picking out fabrics, I thought a similar idea in a bit larger size would be perfect for my wintry mantle.  Forgive the poor lighting.  I tried really hard to get some decent natural light...the weather would not cooperate today.

 I tried again tonight with our overhead fluorescent lights on.  Not a lot better, but at least it's a little more clear.

My mom and I made those big snowmen years ago, from warm and natural batting.  We saw something similar in a craft store and totally copied them.  Mom even made the carrot noses from sculpey.  See where a lot of my creativity comes from?  The sock snowman in the bowl was made by Big Brother in cub scouts last month.  The snowballs in the funky crystal vase were made last year.  I got a little teary looking at that post.  I  miss my mountain views. 

And just one more for the fun of it.

So there you have it, two happy little banners to help banish the winter gloom.  Tutorial and template to make your own banners coming next week!

Sharing with Freckled Laundry, Creation Corner, Tatertots and Jello, and Along for the Ride.

7 happy thoughts:

Tania Pelletier said...

SO cute!!! I love it!


Wendy said...

What a cute twist on traditional triangular bunting. And such great fabrics!

Anne Magee said...

Adorable! Love the colors!

Apryl said...

Super cute! Love the patterns together..you are uber talented!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love the fabrics, Chris. Still loving that wreath idea. These little scallop banners are so cute.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Love all of these photos and those fabric scallops make me smile. Also, if I haven't said it before, your front door colour is beautiful. You have inspired me to do something about my wreath.

Unknown said...

Love this bunting wreath, Chris. I have from the moment I first saw it. I REALLY need to make a bunting for my mantel, too. I like the colors you chose...I'm so over this winter gloom, too.

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