Monday, January 21, 2013

A Conversation Starter

Happy Monday! We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We have been keeping busy crafting and completing some orders, so we have stayed out of trouble. We are definitely going to enjoy our day off today- don't know how, but we will!
A few weeks ago, our sister asked us to make her a Valentine's day banner. She is a big fan of the candy hearts and asked us to make her a banner with them. This is what we came up with:
OK, so maybe our Christmas decorations will come down today...Anyway, as you can see, each piece has been designed to look like a candy heart. One of the things that I like the most is that it's not a 'typical' Valentine's Day banner, in the fact that it's not pink or red, but it is still in the holiday spirit. The hardest part was deciding what to write on the hearts. (There are a lot of new sayings that probably just wouldn't look very good on a banner.) We wanted to add some 'pizazz' to the pieces, so we made the sayings pop out, and added a (very light) white stitching pattern around the edges:

We decided to tie the hearts together with the sparkly ribbon, since she is a big fan of sparkle. We knew it had to be purchased when we were at the store! How awesome is it?? I'm so excited that there is extra ribbon left over :)
Thanks for stopping by! 

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