If I had any talent or time, I might think about opening my own Etsy shop....
23 June 2009
So with a big birthday coming up, I felt the urge to channel Martha Stewart. I want a banner that says "Happy Birthday". In the spirit of being EF, I have decided to make one. One of the most daunting things about this banner was the letters. Do I do felt? How do I cut them out so they look half-way decent? How do I attach them- stitch or iron? Searching my favorite place to shop (Etsy), I came across some awesome letters that you just iron on. SCORE!
First hurdle crossed, now what colors do I use? I had a devil of a time deciding between a Stars and Stripes theme or fun colors/patterns. I opted for bright colors so we could use it for other birthdays.There are lots of patterns on the web. I just wanted some triangles, so I made a template and got cutting. Cutting a gazillion triangles with scissors is a pain in the tushie. Luckily Joann's was having a sale on Fiskars, so I got a rotary cutter and mat. That thing was a huge timesaver!!