A few weeks ago I happened across a bag of unfinished quilt-blocks at my local thrift store. The colors in the fabrics made me happy and the price tag made me smile too. Without question they hopped right in my cart and came home with me. You may remember I used a couple of them for wrapping on Easter.
Then a while back My mom gave me this garland that used to hang in my little sister's bedroom before she outgrew the dolly theme and the pastel color-scheme. The garland was store-bought from the Simply Shabby Chic line at Target and I like it.
But it lacks pop.
I kept trying to like it the way it was.
Had to fix it.
I folded over and ironed the tops of the pieces so that they were straight instead of arched.
I felt a twinge as I broke out my hot-glue gun to 'cheat' where someone else had so lovingly done it 'right' and hand-sewn these pieces together.
The feeling passed.
I hot-glued away, happy as a lark.
I glued a quilt piece behind each of the triangles of the original banner.
It gave the garland a skirted-bunting look and a more vintage feel.
It hangs in the living room above the french-doors to our bedroom.
Much more happy and colorful.
Much more me.
(Sharing at Savvy Southern Style, Common Ground, and Redoux)
This project had me feeling almost guilty because it was so easy to do and I like the finished product so much. But for this mama, a quick 15 minute fixer-upper was the best way to wrap-up the afternoon while Pip napped, the older two were at school, and the chaos of evening had yet to ensue.
You do what you need to do to get your craft on and to create happy corners in your home.
I loved reading your comments on the giveaway post. Thank you for beings followers of my ramblings. Thank you for hopping from my old space to the new one. Thank you for your shares on Facebook. The cherries on top of your weeks were sweet indeed!
And we do have a winner...
A Tisket A Tasket if you would email me at joyfinderspath (at) gmail (dot) com I will mail you your goodies!
Time to go wake up the apple of my eye.
Have a delicious day!