Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heart Banner

As I strive to find joy I have realized that I need to make time for the things I enjoy.  It is easy to say I don't have time, don't want to drag everything out, that I have other things to do that are more important... I could go on...   To have true joy there needs to be a balance and I am working hard to find that this year. 

This was my inspiration for the project.

I don't have burlap and didn't want to spend any money on this project.  I thought about using some muslin and when I walked into my craft/sewing area I spotted this. 
I had keep the legs when I cut off my torn capris.  Perfect!  What a way to "use it up!"
For the hearts I pulled out my scrap box and searched for pieces of homespun red. 
When making the hearts I traced the entire heart on the back of the fabric.  Before I cut I folded it in half and made sure the bottom point and the middle of the top are lined up.  That way when I cut I am sure to have both halves of the heart the same. 
I used heat and bond to attach the hearts.  I love that stuff! 
I used hot glue to put it all together. 
When I went to get the twine I noticed a bag of mini clothes pins in the box.  I thought I would see how they looked. 

I loved what it added to the banner.  When I look at it I think about warm days and fresh laundry on the line!

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!


  1. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Very pretty!

  2. Very cute. And I agree. The mini clothespins are adorable!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this! So cute. I think I might have to try something similar for my kitchen window. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  4. So cute! And way to go on using what you have! I've been making an effort to make time for me to create too- it refreshes and reenergizes me!

  5. What a great idea. It looks very nice.

    Have a wonderful day.


  6. what a great project and so cute! and you can smile whenever you see it remembering how you created it with what you had. How fun that you used your old pant legs :)

    To keep from feeling out of whack, I need to read my Bible, do something creative and do some physical movement everyday. When I let any of those slide too long, I am just not at my best.

  7. I think we create to see something that lasts longer than a meal, empty laundry baskets, or a clean home. All of which only last for a very brief time. I have also created 2 Valentine garlands this week.

  8. What a great idea!

    I think my kitchen window needs a garland. You have inspired me.


  9. Adorable, Wendi! So cozy looking!


  10. You are so cleaver! Great job!

  11. Love this do with whatcha got project!


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