Sunday, August 12, 2012

French Cloth Banner Supply Swap

Look what I created using the supplies sent to me by Sandy

The French Cloth Banner Supply Swap is a MAMA swap and I am so glad I signed up for it.  We were partnered up and had to send certain items to our partners.  I posted what I sent HERE

Sewing is a challenge for me, I'm entirely self taught, in other words I spend most of my time frustrated with the sewing machine and end up hand sewing. 

I ended up using the plain fabric as the base, stamped it with french script and some birds.  But I couldn't let the gorgeous floral fabric go to waste so I cut it into strips and used it for a ruffle and the bows.

The flowers at the bottom I made out of two of the gorgeous laces Sandy sent. 

The inspiration for the phrase came from a fabulous rubber stamp set from Alpha Stamps and the banner shape is also an Alpha Stamps stamp.

I wanted the banner to appear very full so I added two layers of seam binding ruffles.  The ruffles and attaching them to the banner really gave me fits but I think it was totally worth it. 

I can't say that I had a wonderful time putting this piece together but I did learn a lot and I am very pleased with the final result and I've already hung this on my bathroom mirror.  


mercedes scott said...

your banner turned out beautifully! Sandy sent you some fabulous supplies to work with; I'm sorry I missed out on this one! Love your blog and all your art :)

missmacymay said...

What a lush and fanciful confection your banner became. I feel for you with your sewing adventure. Love, love, love all things Marie.

Jess said...

This is beautiful! Great job!