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.