Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love Banner

Good Morning.  It's Thursday morning here in Michigan and I decided to get up early and do a little blogging.  Now that I'm retired it's fun to get up early and do what I want to do.  I'm usually on my way to work at this time but I'm officially retired and enjoying my days.  I was worried that I wasn't going to be busy and that I would be bored but I have found out that I don't have a problem finding things to do or places to go.  Now I have been wondering how I had the time to do the fun things I enjoy doing.  Anyways, on this nice and little warmer Thursday I have a project to share with you.  I got this idea from Jann Olson on her blog "Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson".  I just loved her banner from vintage doilies or even new ones, so here is mine.
I had 2 vintage long pink and white doilies.  I cut them evenly down the middle.  I didn't have any white bias tape so I made my own out of some pink floral fabric.
I sewed the doilies in between the edges of the bias tape and top stitched them closed.  When I did this I enclosed the raw edges of the cut doilies in between.
When all the sewing was done I decided that I wanted it to say something for Valentine's Day, so I had some cardboard letters that spelled out the word LOVE.  I painted them a dark pink and glittered them with some pink glitter.

When paint and glitter was dry I glued the letters on to the center of the doily in the center of the banner.

I arranged it on an antique shabbied vanity that is in our booth and it looks pretty draped across the beveled mirrors.  This banner could be used in many places and in many ways.

This was a fun project to do and a great way to use some vintage doilies.

So, what do you think? Until next time, Dianne.................

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  1. Very pretty, Dianne! Love the use of a crochet doily for this sweet banner. Can we ever have enough doilies? : ) Wonderful idea! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) : )

  2. I think this is adorable and Jann would be so pleased you were inspired by her. Now I can see a banner made from some vintage dollies i have! Thanks for linking to TTF!

  3. What a cute an fun way to use some vintage doilies. They dress up your booth nicely. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy day! ~Deborah

  4. Dianne, I love it! The pink doilies are wonderful and I love the addition of the letters! I am so happy that I inspired you and I appreciate the shout out! Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC.