I've been super busy the past couple of days making banners for all sorts of occasions and people. I'll show you a few here...maybe they'll give you an idea for one you may need.
Here's one for a lucky boy who's having a John Deere themed 4th birthday party soon
Here's one for a Mexican Fiesta birthday party (it's for a grown man so the hostess didn't want to go TOO crazy with it)
This is for a very talented husband/wife artist team who are having their first booth at a craft fair. I like these fabrics with the things they make and the font is exactly the one they use. I made these pennants much bigger than usual so that it can drape across the entire 10ft tent space and be of appropriate scale.
Here's one for a lucky boy who has a clever mama. She wanted it to say this so that not only will it be appropriate for his first birthday, but it can also be used for various events as he grows up.
And finally, I think I've found a use for the japanese import children's fabrics I always buy but up until now have only hoarded.
Sweet! This idea is definitely in the my top three favorite new baby gifts ideas now.
The only drawback with all this banner making is that I've done no quilt sewing. :-( No housecleaning either, come to think of it! Oh well, there's always tomorrow, right?
I'll close with a pair of Now & Then pictures. I was doing my morning thing with the assistance of Madison at the bathroom sink one day last week and I thought, "Something feels real familiar about this." So I asked Caleb to snap a shot with my cell phone.
Crappy photo, I know. The boy never stops moving, plus he's shooting into a daylight filled window. It's a wonder we can see anything! So here's the reason it felt so familiar.
Me and Madison's mama doing my morning bathroom sink thing 24 years ago. No, it does not seem like it's been that long at all. Melissa turned 28 a couple days ago, and looking at this picture I have to laugh at how little she's actually changed. Just as flashy as ever with the chunky plastic jewelry, but always with a happy smile (teeth were already missing due to a skateboard accident).
Take heed, my friends. Our lives here on this earth are really so very fleeting. Enjoy every moment! And on that note, I think I will go sew on a quilt top rather than clean house now. :-) Have a great week.