Monday, September 21, 2009

Look what I made!

I'm not much of a crafter. Ok, maybe I was a scrapbooker for 10+ years but when it comes to projects, I'm definitely challenged. I'm not quite sure what drug I was under the influence of when I decided to make a fall pennant flag for my fireplace. (lol) Being craft challenged is one thing, but thinking I could actually sew something had to put me in the certifiably crazy category! To understand you would have to see how long it takes me to sew a button on a shirt. Believe me, women have given birth in less time!

Anyway, I wanted a fall pennant and I excitedly stalked etsy looking for one. I found many of them, but I really wished I could have one in the fabric I selected. Enter my big idea. I took a trip to Joann Fabrics, selected several fall looking fabrics, made a template, cut and then sewed each flag by hand. Of course, I did this by hand because a) I don't have a sewing machine and b) I wouldn't know what to do with a sewing machine if I had one. I must be truthful, I did enlist the help of my mom to sew the binding on. She has a sewing machine and I was terrified of sewing that part by hand. So without further adieu, here it is:



Not too shabby for a girl who can't sew, huh? It's not perfection, but I'm still shocked I pulled it off at all.
Here I am, off to share this over at Twice Remembered which is actually quite funny because never had I imagined I'd ever be able to share anything for Make your Monday! (That is unless I can't figure out how to link this whole thing up. Did I mention I'm computer challenged as well? LOL)
Have a great week!

6 comments:

shelley said...

well i personally LOVE IT!!! I would just love to see the inside of your house. you need to give a lil photo tour... the lil snippets just aren't enough. and even if you don't know your way around a sewing machine... you CERTAINLY know your way around some decoratin! LOVE IT!

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Gina you're so cute! I love this post. You did awesome. Great job! I believe that the best way to learn is just to do it...trial and error method. LOL. But you're pennant flag turned out great. There is surely more satisfaction when you make something with your own two hands. Right? :-D Have a great evening.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Cherry's Jubilee said...

very cute! came over from kims.

NICOLE said...

very cute!

JenCoen said...

Oh it's lovely! Seriously, great job!! I'm jealous, now I want one...
(P.S. did I see you say 'was' a scrapbooker... hmmm...)

Twice Remembered said...

You did a beautiful job with your banner! Because I don't sew, I've only made paper ones, lol! Great job!

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