Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Making a Banner

Oh what joy!

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I looked on Pinterest to get some ideas and then started cutting. I decided it was easier to cut the hearts ‘free hand’ than try to use a pattern.

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But the more I sewed, the more I added!

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How long does it take to make a cutesy Valentine banner?

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Well, it took me about 3 days! haha!

I would hate to have to make these for a living!

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I love banners though, don’t you?

53 comments:

Shug said...

Soooo cute and the good thing is that these will last for years. After seeing your banner, I think I need to add some heart stuff around here...
Looking great around your place!!
Have a Blessed Day..
shug

Denise said...

Very pretty and of course so is Your home :)

Kathy said...

I am amazewd you could cut such perfect hearts without a pattern - wow! Love how it turned out.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those are just adorable - so bright and sunny too!

Diane said...

How cute!! Love the fabrics you used. Kim is right-- so bright and cheery!

Julie Nichols said...

I love your banner and I love where you hung it. It really pops with the blue paint. Very pretty!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's very cheerful and sweet! Banners are fun and add a little something to the room.
warmly,
deb

Musings from Kim K. said...

How darling. A pop of color. You really did a fabulous job. It turned out so well. Love all the fun fabrics against the red.

lilraggedyangie said...

JUST DARLING...so fresh and bright I'm in the process of making a PRIM one for my headboard in the master bedroom...have a wonderful day hugs lil raggedy Angie

Kathy said...

Oh, I love this banner. I was admiring it in your post about the roses. Your house is so pretty too.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That's adorable, and the next few should go faster...lol.

Jen

Montanagirl said...

Wow! That's a beautiful Valentine banner. You can use it year after year. I am not nearly so talented.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your homemade hearts are so pretty! I love your pretty banner.

Nancy's Notes said...

What an impressive banner! It's just so sweet, love it!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, Your Valentine is so pretty!!
You are always so talented!

Vee said...

Oh that is darling! I know, crafters make so little money for the time involved. It would never be worth it for me to make things to sell. I'd be earning pennies an hour. LOL

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is adorable! I can't wait to get home and do my Valentine decor. I'll keep it simple this year but I do love hearts so much!! Big Hugs Sis and enjoy your banner!!!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love banners. i love yours there. so cute. festive. really enjoy celebrating Valentine's day. so fun!! keeps you young & having fun. i remember getting so excited as a kid to give my hand made Valentine's ... so fun. ( :

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out great, I love all of the different fabrics-enjoy:@)

20 North Ora said...

That is a darling banner! You did a wonderful job and it looks so perfect where you put it!

Judy

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun and pretty project!

NanaDiana said...

That is just darling, Diane. I love your hears and banner. I have been looking for my Valentine stuff from last year and can't find it. I think it must be buried in the bottom of one of my Spring bins of decorations. I can't decide if I want to go to the trouble of dragging them out or not. lol

Karen said...

Love it! And I don't usually have the patience for something like this, but I love BUYING them...lol...

imsovintage said...

Diane, that is adorable. I need to get some motivation going up here, but I think my hands may be frozen together. Okay, that's my story and I am sticking to it :)

xo Laura

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

How gorgeous is this! I love hearts and these are something that I would really enjoy to make. Thanks for some colourful gorgeousness!!

J said...

"Sew" pretty! Perfect little scrap bag project - I can see why you just kept adding and adding and adding!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So sweet and cute! Love the red with the blue!

Joyce Olson said...

Yes, I really do love banners and I really love what you have created! Sooooo cute and so fun!
xx-
Jemma

Sam I Am...... said...

You did a great job! Freehand? Wow! You're good! I love your banner and your porch and the lighthouse on the wall! Did you paint that too? You are talented for sure. Yes, I love banners too...especially yours!

Pamela Gordon said...

I just love your cutesy Valentine banner! And I'd take 3 weeks to do it so I think you did great. It's really pretty.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sweet little hearts...love your header too!
Blessings,
Cindy

acorn hollow said...

oh do I love it great job and wonderful fabric
Cathy

Simply Shelley said...

Its a beautiful banner...I love it. I felt much better today,even did a bit of Valentine decorating.....blessings sweet Diane.

Stephanie said...

Hello Diane! Your banner is WAY prettier than my paper one :) I love yours!! It's so sweet that I would be tempted to leave it up all the time.

Hugs to you, friend!

September Violets said...

Ooooooo, these are so cute!! What a great way to decorate your doorway ;) I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day, but this bit of inspiration could change my mind. Thanks Diane! Wendy x

camp and cottage living said...

Wow, these are darling!
I love the colours you choose, Diane, their gorgeous.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your heart banner...so cute!!!
hugs,
Cindy

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your banner is sooooo cute!! LOVE it!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonita guirnalda!!!! bss

Trace4J said...

Love love love your banner.
Wonderful colors.
Woolie JOY

Donna said...

Very cute and cheerful!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Diane, I am a great lover of hearts and your heart banner is gorgeous. I have to tell you, three days is pretty quick in my book, as you have cut the hearts freehand, hand sewn and embellished the hearts, which is a lot of work.
They look lovely hung across your doorway.
Best Wishes
Daphne

White Lace and Promises said...

I love the banner!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This is adorable !! Fun and pretty all at the same time :) Sewing takes ages sometimes...3 days does not surprise me and yet look how wonderfully it turned out! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Love all the hearts and this is the perfect look for Valentines day.
Happy rest of the week
hugs
Carolyn

Scrapatches said...

Your Heart banner is lovely! ... <3 Pat

Linda Walker said...

Love your banner.....that little touch of blue in the hearts makes it go so perfectly with your walls. How sweet!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, Diane dear, if that isn't the cutest banner ever. I was about to ask if you were making them to earn money? Heh heh! I am just teasing.
What a cute, cute banner though.
It's almost time for me to bring out my bunnies and little carrier I bought from you. I LOVE it. It's almost time!!

Lorena Rey said...

That banner is lovely !! You're very creative
xx

Lorena Rey said...

That banner is lovely !! You're very creative

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely Florida Valentine home -- love the paddle too.

jody said...

Love the banner and bright colors!

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

This came out so cute, just love it! I do love garlands as you must know. They hearts came out really well since you didn't use a pattern too!
Hugs, Lynnie