Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Woo Hoo!!

Well, girls and maybe a random guy. I did it!! I figured out how to get a photo from my camera!! It seems to help if you download the software first. ;) Ok, so I know this is about a week late but I did promise a 4th of July deco-craft. The banner is it and was it easy!! I boiled water and added lots of instant coffee and cinnamon. I took the mini-clothespins and flags(the ones that come on a little stick) and sat them in the pot for about 2 hours or so. Then I took them out and let them dry on a rack overnight. I then took twine and clipped the flags on. Now, I was going to have stars in between each of the flags but that did not quite go as planned. I also made the sign from an old fence picket. The whole project was well under $5.00. The pickets were free that I got from someone redoing their fence. The twine came with a free catalog in the mail, the flags from Target dollar spot, 3 for $1.00, and the clothespins came in a package that might have been $2-ish. I already had the instant coffee and cinnamon.

Next, is my new ottoman cover. I LOVE it!! My friend Megan, who is an excellent seamstress and I made it. Well, she did most of the work. I made the pleated ruffle. The pleated ruffle and bottom layer are chocolate toile and the red is gingham. See that swing? There is a beautiful little boy in it right now. I love that little guy!!

Well, that's all for now. My next post WILL have my finds from the antique store as well as a mini-project with one of the items.
Hope you all have a great night!!
Elise

8 comments:

Kindra said...

Hi Elise! I will add you to my list also! The flag swag is a great idea. I might have to try that next year! I like that windowpane also (my weakness), is that fabric behind each window! You have a lovely home and can't wait to see more!!

Susie Harris said...

Yeah for you!!! I know you must be so proud of yourself.. I love that banner, very cute.... Your footstool is sweet too.... So glad you can post pictures now... Take care and thanks for adding me to your favorite list. It's an honor... Susie H~

thehomespunheart said...

Love the flag garland! So glad you figured out the picture posting! Cute ottoman too - love that fabric!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Very cool project!

I like the ottoman cover too!

Mary

Picket said...

Morning friend...I can relate to your excitement about the pictures! lol lol When I first learned how to even put a pic on the computer I literally sat and cried! lol lol I love the flag banner...that would be the sweetest thing wrapped around an Americana Christmas tree! Hope the sun is shining on your side of the mountain my friend and that you have a glorious day!

Shannon said...

Such a cute idea! I never would have thought to "age" them. I enjoyed looking through your blog!

Philigry said...

very cute banner!

Rae said...

Excellent work! I would love to learn how to make an ottoman cover. It sounds so intimidating....

Also, I LOVE the Mitford series!! Jan Karon is one of my top favorite authors. I hope you catch a moment to sit down with your books soon!!