Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Believe


Christmas has made it's way into our home, finally. We usually put up the tree and deck the halls the day after Thanksgiving, but this year we are a few days behind. The kids had loads of fun decorating the tree last night with Dad, while I sat and watched/directed. I told them that while they were at school the rest of the decorations would be in place.

I made this banner last week while the kids and my DH were watching "UP". I love that my craft space is connected with the family room, so I feel connected with the family, even when I am in the "crafting zone". I used some retired SU! paper from last year and mixed it with some new Making Memories chipboard letters. These are the same ones that I used on my "Spooky" banner. I love how versatile they are. I added some snowflakes, lace and buttons for extra detail.

I got a bee in my bonnet and decided that my daughter needed a Christmas banner in her bedroom as well, so I will share that when it is done. I am almost finished; I realized that it needed to be a bit longer to stretch the length of her shelf, so I have some addititons to make. I coordinated it to match her pink/green/ yellow bedroom and I am thrilled with how it is turning out.
I am almost finished with one of my sewing projects as well. I will post it on my "Thimbles and Thread" blog and post a link here as well. Thanks for fluttering by and Happy December!

11 comments:

Jenyfur said...

Absolutely lovely!

Marci said...

This is gorgeous!! Your banners keep getting better and better! Can't wait to see your daughter's banner. My daughter's bedroom is the exact same colors!! Thanks for sharing!

jen said...

SOOOO PRETTY! :) You're ahead of me- I haven't gotten mine done yet... better get on it! :)

Eveline said...

Love the banner.
We always wait till St. Nicolas has left the country before we put up our tree. That is after December 5th.
Eveline.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! I like that your space to craft is right there with the family - I do the same so I can hang out near my kids! :)

Deborah Saaranen said...

FANTASTIC banner Kelly! Your paper combos are always fantastic!

Marcie S. said...

I love your banner! My craft corner sounds similar to yours...although as soon as I step foot over there the little ones follow! They rather see what mommy is doing! :)

Cynthia said...

Ah, Kelly! Your banners are beyond delightful! The one accordian striped circle looks just like a piece of Christmas candy. The whole thing is just delicious!!! I can only imagine the one you are making for you daughter. You're getting me in the Christmas spirit! Thanks for all your posts!! Your blog is a beautiful, bright cheery place!! THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

purplestamper316 said...

Wow and wow again! You have inspired me to try this :) What an amazingly beautiful thing to create <><

linda.roberts said...

All your banners are so beautiful and creative! I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else on the web. Your "Spooky" banner reminds me of the banners at Disneyland during Halloween - they're that great!

I have a question about how the banner pieces are attached. Do you fold the top back to make a "placket" for the ribbon or string to thread through to hang them from, or do the staples hold them together without anything strung behind each individual letter?

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures, creativity and personality!

Peggy said...

I love the banners you have been making. God bless!