Tuesday, November 11, 2008

merry christmas

So last night I couldn't sleep (as usual), so I went downstairs to the kitchen to get something eat and I looked outside to see lots and lots of fluffy snow falling on the ground. It was so pretty and quiet...winter is here! Which means that Christmas is coming soon. (eek)

I thought I'd share this banner that I made for a class that I taught at my church on Saturday. This is one of the only projects I've done in the last few months...and it's making me want to do more! If only I had more time. Anyways, here are some closeups:

Really, you can't go wrong with a banner, right? We all know how much I love them! The ladies in my class were lots of fun, it was just very laid-back and casual and we listened to Christmas music, too. I love this time of year. Only I'm stressed because it's almost the middle of November and I told myself that I wanted to get ALL of my Christmas shopping done this month (ya, right), and I've barely started. We'll see how that goes!

And in regards to my last post, I spoke too soon about getting better! I've totally lost my voice and have been struggling with a cold since Thursday-ish...oh, man. It's been one thing after another. Luckily my kids have somehow escaped the cold and have been fine, so it's just me. Pregnancy is so much fun!

So if it's snowing where you are, why not take a little bit of time and make your own Christmas banner. Perfect for gifts or perfect for you. Here are some simple instructions:

1. Cut various patterned papers into circles and squares, measuring no larger than 5.5"x5.5".
2. Distress edges.
3. Mount pieces on chipboard with a gluestick.
4. Embellish pieces with jewels, stamps, glitter, and letters, spelling whatever you desire!
5. Punch holes in pieces using a crop-a-dile or hole punch.
6. Attach pieces with zipties and/or ribbon.
7. Tie ribbon on end pieces and you're done!

Have fun!!


(P.S. Thanks for all of the sweet comments on my last post! We are very very excited to be having another girl, even Payton is adjusting to the idea. hehe. Life is good.)


Lindsay Dawne said...

Beautiful project and thanks so much for the inspiration! Love your new profile pic too...it's beautiful!

diane said...

Hi Talia...
As always your banner turned out great! you are so talented... hope you get feeling better, soon1 Take care!

Anonymous said...

harry's sick too...first time on antibiotics - he's been miserable, so you're in good company!! miss you,

Sarah said...

Your banner looks great! I need to get going on some more Christmas projects. Thanks for your inspiration!!!

s a n s k u :) said...

This banner is so cute. I'm bummed I missed the apron class (we went out of town). Now I have to sew them on my own. Not as fun.

I'm fighting a cold too but I'm NOT whining as you have it way worse being pregnant and all. Sorry for the yucky days. I'd come visit if I wasn't sick myself. Hope you get better soon.

jessica said...

Super cute!
Being sick is totally no fun....get some good chick flicks and relax. take it easy.

Charin said...

Oh my gosh, that banner is tooooo cute! :) I love it!
Feel better, ok?

Kim said...

gotta love the Christmas banners, hey? So fun!!