Friday, May 31, 2013
Another wedding request I received from my lovely little bride: Bunting Flags! Let me just warn you right now that I do not know my way around a sewing machine (sorry, Martha!). My mother tried showing me the ropes maybe 15+ years ago, but I just don't have a passion for it. In fact, if you love everything about sewing, you may just want to avert your eyes from this hackwork. But, she requested fabric instead of paper, so I must deliver!
I decided to do a smaller flag size to get the most out of the fabric. My flag template is 4.5x5x5 and I used 3 yards of each fabric. Before you start the first step, you will need to iron the double fold bias tape, the fabric, and cut double sided strips (seen above).
Using a pencil, trace the outside of the template. I was able to get roughly 14 double sided flags from one strip of fabric. Cut enough for desired length of bunting.
Once all flags have been glued, start stitching your flags between the bias tape. I advise that this be done while catching up on some Netflix.
Friday, May 24, 2013
When I first moved to North Carolina, I bought a glass bottle of cheerwine and a bunch of crespedia. Kind of a strange, modern flower, but I hadn't seen very many back in Seattle, therefore it was a treat. Months later, for easter, I was given this vase from target. It always makes me think of the friends who have told me they were given flowers and ended up putting them in an empty slurpee cup or something. But this neat vase sits on my very bare computer desk now to give it a little life and color.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013
My dear friend is getting married this July. Her theme has aspects of the early 1960's as well as wedding colors of yellow & white. So we have coordinated on a few projects long distance
I purchased my punch at JoAnn Fabric while they were running a sale on punches (which is often).
To make the garland: Unwaxed dental floss (I couldn't tell you when I started using it for certain projects, but its sturdy enough for me without being bulky), hot glue gun, & extra glue sticks.
To assemble the garland, put a dot of hot glue on the back of a flower, Lay the floss over the glue and sandwich another flower on top of the glue. Rinse. Repeat.