My First Banner

Another thing I've seen around the web and on Etsy a lot are banners.  And, I think they are just so neat.  I found one the other day on a blog that was all white on white.  She inspired me to finally make my own.  NOW, for the life of me, I can't find her blog or the banner!  I really need to work on the organizing on my computer.  Do you all keep track of ideas and sites in a really organized manner?  Would you like to share the best way to do that?!

I used all old (and stained) linens, pillowcases, and trims.

So, I let a little color in here, because I wanted to....

I used free motion machine embroidery over most of the pieces and put them on a stabilizer.

The clips are hair clips that I spray painted off white and white then glued a button on the top.

A little 'Bliss' was embroidered in....

I tore strips from an old pillowcase then joined them with the sewing machine end to end.  I then crocheted the strip with a length of very pretty white eyelash yarn to create the cord to hang the banners from.
  One of my daughters said, "I like it, I don't get the point of it, but I like it."  
I'm pretty sure there's no point, but I like it too.
Now, I'd like to create seasonal ones to sell in my booth and in my Etsy shop---then there would be a point, a purpose if you will.


  1. You have to love the family comments!! Beautiful job!

  2. That is the prettiest banner I've ever seen! I never would have thought to use such pretty things to make one. And no, I have no idea how to keep track of all of the great ideas floating around out there. There are so many things that I want to make, but I forget about them! I'll have to come back to this post to see if anyone has any ideas!

  3. It's beautiful, that's always a good starting point, or purpose!

    Organization? Me? Surely you jest! :D

  4. I think it's gorgeous!!! Are we supposed to have a point to everything we make? hmmm.... LOLOL

    Gorgeous Jill!!!
    ;-) robelyn

  5. love it. beautiful!

    i think "delicious" is where you organize that sort of stuff. i made an account but haven't done much with it.

  6. I like 'em too and I would love to see 'em in your shop because I would just have to browse and maybe see there is a point to them.

  7. Pretty... Pretty... Pretty...

    I get the point....

    Keep On Junking

  8. there's no better point than they make you happy. These are beautiful!

  9. Wow! It is beautiful! The point is to add a little beauty into your day whenever and wherever you can.

  10. Love it...will be stealing that idea! I have a banner laid out, just have not had the time to put it together! Just wrap yours up and send it my way and save me the time!


  11. I love your banner, all of the textures and shades of the whites... I've always wanted to make one, too. Funny comment from daughter Maybe for Easter, I'll try one! Lezlee

  12. I love it... it's floaty, cloud-like, reminds me of Buddhist prayer flags, but in winter whites instead of colors. Beautiful.


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