13 October 2011

Love @ Home

We've had some issues in our home lately. Like being mean just for the heck of it.



I realize a lot of this has to do with the fact we're squished in this little house temporarily.  It may have to do with the fact that all six of us share one bathroom for now.  Maybe even that we eat our meals at the couch because there was no room for the kitchen table in the kitchen.  I decided it was time to do something positive.  So I made a new banner.  As a reminder for the kids of how I expect them to behave.  I'll let you know if it actually helps.  :)  Meantime, since we get 3 channels with our rabbit ears, I let Dolly watch a movie when I shower.  Toy story is a favorite.


The banner is one of the first things you see when you come in from the front door.  Nothing subtle this time.


I used some of my favorite fabrics.  Like this Sandi Henderson Meadowsweet I've hoarded for forever.  For the sake of not sewing more than I needed to, I went with the oh, so trendy @ symbol.  I'm cool like that.  Just don't ask me to use twitter.


A good friend of mine actually made a banner that said "love at home".  Thanks for the inspiration, Lana.  In case you're wondering, the words come from a lovely hymn we sing at church.  The first line says, "There is beauty all around when there's love at home."  I'm praying we have a little more love and less fighting.


I am really enjoying this blend of colors.  I'm calling it my citrus colorway.


I also learned it's easier to cut out 3 pennants at the same time, than just one.  In case you're wondering, I used my Birthday Banner pattern, and Modern Letters (which I've finally updated a bit!).

UPDATE...I made a banner for my brother's wedding gift with some new tips and tricks.  You can see that HERE.

Sharing with Freckled LaundryCreation Corner, Kojo Designs, and Along for the Ride.

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16 happy thoughts:

Impera_Magna said...

What a great idea! It's lovely AND a great thing to have up to remind people of what's important...

Erin said...

super cute and a great message too! Love at Home is one of my favorite hymns. I have been known to start singing it when my kids are fighting, which they, of course, hate. Although, they do request that song at bedtime so maybe they don't hate it as much as I think!

Michele Pacey said...

A sweet banner with a great message. I love it done up in your "citrus" colourway. :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Great idea, Chris. I can't even imagine how tough it must be right now. Keep thinking about that new house :)

Rebecca said...

I feel that way about our home also, cramped and cluttered. I love the banner and your fabric choices. I made my oldest daughter a market skirt using Meadowsweet but in a different colorway.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Darling bunting! I could use one of those :)

Melissa said...

It is so difficult when the kids don't get along...but at least you are keeping the message (get along or else) :) positive!! :)

Amy said...

I love the colours, so bright and sunny and a lovely message. :) Thank you for the kind words on my blog. Lots of fun stuff on yours!

Jessica said...

Love at home is such a great hymn! I love the fact that you made a banner using those simple words. It's a great reminder for us all. I hope things go better for you and your family.

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Ashleigh said...

I hear ya on this one! One thing I just can't handle is kids fighting. I often chime in with this song just to make them smirk and realize it's silly. I think I need a banner too! The fabrics you used are perfect!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

Great idea! I think that even I need this (not just my kids) Stopping by from Along for the Ride link party.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Must be cozy and challenging. I love your pennant, the font is perfect for your cozy home!

Tiffany said...

Same issue here and we don't have space issues. I think it's funny u don't tweet, me either. Ha!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute- your banner is darling!! Stopping by from Freckled Laundry tonight- stop by and say hello!

Tasha said...

Super cute! I hear ya on needing some love at home.

Stephanie said...

Love, love this Chris! I hope it works :) The fighting can drive you crazy, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel...it will come quicker than you think.

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