Welcome to my day on the Flags on a Stick blog hop!
For this hop (that the amazing Mdm Samm thought up and instigated with the wonderful Thearica as organizer and cheerleader), we were supposed to create a flag... Thank you to both of you for all you have done, and of course, lots of love to our hop sponsors (See Mdm Samm's post for their information)!
I made a Birthday Flag!
You see, little Evelyn will soon be turning ONE! And, I wanted a little something to spruce up the dining area for her special day (this is definitely an inside flag). I also want to be able to use it through the years and use it for all the birthdays in the family... therefore I made it reversible!
See, here's the boys side!
No, this is definitely not a crazy way to say that I'm expecting a little boy to be joining the family anytime soon (uffda!). I just figured if Evelyn and I get to enjoy the girly side on our birthdays, then Dan needs a boyish side for his birthday :)
... and if it would so happen that we are blessed with a baby boy someday, then so be it, I already have a birthday flag ready ;)
While planning this project, I also wanted to use up my scraps - each of the letters were cut from my scrap bin of 5" charms. The balloons are made with 3" scraps, and the prairie points (a first for me! such fun!!!) were made with triangles cut from more 5" charms.
The ric-rac is from my stash (the blue package actually had a copyright of 1931 and told me to wash it by boiling it with pure soap or soap flakes. Hmm... not exactly my usual washing routine...)
The white fabric, binding and sleeve material are also from my stash.
I chose a windy day to take pictures...
But then again, it's usually windy here... that's just the way of life out here on the prairie!
On the Banks of Frog Creek (I'm waving from here!)
Words & Stitches
K and S Sweets and Stitching