Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's my Party, Day 2

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Day 2.  There are so many projects and ideas floating around in my head.  I want to try so many techniques and products.  I also want to try making the things I already make, in a different way.  This next project is no exception.

The Polka Dot Happy Birthday Banner:

I love my birthday banners.  They are so bright and fun.  But while I have always used tone on tone fabrics, I wanted to try something different.  I wanted all the fabrics to have polka dots!  The idea had been rattling around in my head for a while, so I thought, this week, and my birthday was the best time to try it out.  What do you think?  I LOVE it!!  The fabrics are all quilter cottons made by manufacturers such as Henry Glass and Riley Blake.  I even managed to find a yellow polka dot.
The flags are finished front and back and have interfacing to give them body.  The letters are fused on with Heat 'n bond.  The colors are all primary colors. {even though some look pink in the pictures}
One day I am going to stage the banner in a photo shoot like this one:
Aren't the Whipper Chicks awesome?  You can see more details of this table here.
I'm in the process of gathering supplies and ideas, and I hope to have it pulled together soon.  Don't you think I should give myself an amazing table for my birthday?  I thought so too. :)
And when I finally grow up and get a big girl camera, I'm going to make a camera strap just like Gwen's.  If you're already a big girl, go over and see how she did it. :)

I'm really liking this party all week and giving myself presents thing.  I think everyone should try it!!  And don't you worry, there is something in this week for you, so stick around!
Linked up to Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe and Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts


Karen said...

It turned out great! I love the polka dots.

Lulu Lane Designs said...

This banner is super cute and I LOVE polka dots! :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Gorgeous banner. So happy, so definitely for a Happy Birthday!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love it, Amy! The polka dots just add that much more fun to it. You definitely need an amazing table for your birthday :)

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

It's so cheery and bright! And who doesn't love polka dots? Love it! And I'm not a big girl as far as cameras go but I will definitely go check Gwen's camera strap out :-)

Crafty Girls said...

Love this! What are you cutting your letters out with? I just started cutting fabric on my Cricut Expression....super easy!

Have a great day!


Lorene said...

How cute! I love that even the white letters have polka dots.

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

Oh my stars you are too sweet! Before I even read the post I was thinking the same thing!! It's totally on my to do list my friend!

Happy birthday again!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

It is super cute!!!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Looks so pretty Amy! Happy Birthday:)

PartyMom said...

Very cute! ...And that photo of the flatbed truck table is amazing!

Holly said...

Sweet banner - LOVE polka dots! Great strap cover too...but my strap would look better than my camera - camera is on the wish list!

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