Friday, September 26, 2008

Sew much fun!

I picked white gladiolas from the garden yesterday. So pristine and gorgeous. I fear they will be the last of the season. I love how they look next to my "Lorena" pumpkin.



Still sewing away! Can you tell I really like making these banners (buntings, pennants)? I was drawn to fabric I spied in the store the other day. Fabrics in browns, blues, greens, and beiges add a Fall feel. The brown fabric with batik blue dots.....fun!






Adding seam binding and a few yoyos just looks right to me.
I couldn't resisit making buntings in pinks, aquas, cupcake and present themes. They are perfect for birthday parties, or baby's room.




I've also been sewing a few fun bags lately. I just couldn't resisit these bright colorful fabrics.



If you want instructions to make a bunting yourself, go HERE.

63 comments:

Shanae said...

I love your banners! Thank you so much for the instructions. I can't wait to make a Halloween one!

Connie said...

Love it all, sweetpea, but I told you that in group!! Keep crafting; you're one of the greatest!
Smooches,
Connie

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Ele...thanks so much what a doll you are! It looks so pretty with your glads...I wish glad grew here..they alway did really well when I lived in Washington State..but here its too hot.

Your banners are cute and I love all your bright retro fabrics that you are using!

Blessings..Lorena

Secondhandrose said...

Ele, I really like the batik fabric with the blue dots and I like the cupcake fabrics too! Where did you get them? Everything is so bright and fresh.
karen

Jennifer said...

Ele Your banners are so pretty.I really like the cup cake one,will that be on your site?The glads are so pretty also.HUgs Jen

Miss Rhea said...

The Gladiolas are so pretty, such an elegant flower. :) Love all of your new creations, such HAPPY Colors !! :)

Pink Slippers said...

Very fun colors. I really like the banners!
Wendy

Priscila said...

oh the cupcake one is to die for

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You do great work! Love the banners/pennants!

Katherine

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Eleanor,

I lover these bags, fantastic colours!

~ Gabriela ~

Niesz Vintage Home said...

So many pretty projects.
Love the banners! Especially the cupcake pink one!

Gorgeous flowers, too.
Kimberly :)

Brenna said...

I have loved your blog for such a long time. :-)

TattingChic said...

Ele, your post is just lovely and fun as always!

Marie Antionette said...

The banners are just beautiful.i love them,also the fun bags.But I do love the banners.Hugs Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette said...

I forgot to mention,the glads are glorious.Marie A.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your banners, the colors are great!

Katie said...

Fabulous work as always! Hey Ele would you add me to your sidebar list of gals with selling blogs?

Love the glads, I used to grow them all the time but for some reason I've stopped - I'll have to get some bulbs for spring! Love Lorena's pumpkin too of course and your banners are just the best!

Dolly said...

Oh Ele that brown banner is beautiful!
I have been attracted to brown lately!
I am wanting to redo our bedroom in chocolate and cotton candy pink!
Sounds yummy!

Love the pink cuppy cake with cherries banner too!
its so me!
:-)

Miss ya,
Hugz,
Dolly

She'sSewPretty said...

Ele, I love your banners. I need to make one for fall. That painted pumpkin is beautiful. I'm off to take a look at her site.

The Charm House said...

Your banners are just beautiful and inspiring! I think I am going to make me some for my Halloween decorations this season! Awesome!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi ELe...if you get a chance...being such a great mixed medie/altered art gal..I could use some help. I loaded pix of a card I'd like to do something with in the PRH Craft area and could used some expert help...if you have the time.

Many thanks...blessings...Lorena

PS..I can't wait to get my beautiful plaque you made me out...I usually do mine end of Sep/first of Oct!

Judy said...

Ele, Your colors are wonderful. Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Judy

Shirl said...

Hi Ele, thank you so much for stopping by. My you have some pretty things here, I've missed a few of your posts and had to get caught up. The banners you made are so pretty, I'll have to come back to the tutural I'd like to make some. YOur fun bags are so cute, just love them! I love gladiolas, my husbands family used to grow them for all the florists in the area. I cut my last few a couple of weeks ago. Loved your pincushions too, especially that yoyo one. Two of my favorite things' Done in the prettiest colors too!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ele, Oh My! Those white glads are fabulous especially next to your pink pumpkin. Your banners are adorable and I really appreciate the how to. ~ Lynn

Cookie Sunshine said...

Your colors are especially pleasing today.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

What beautiful banners!!! I also loved the beautiful white flowers! So pretty and fresh! Enjoyed your post tonight ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What pretty things you've been sewing, Miss Ele!! I think I'd love just about anything you added some of your famous yo-yos to!! That brown banner is terribly chic & pretty!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

salisburymob said...

Hey Ele, your bunting looks fabbo, and your gladiolis are divine!

Marina Capano said...

what a nice post! lovely pictures and job!
xoxo
visit me anytime...

Marina

Jenny S said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! I love your banners! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Just beautiful.

Farmchick said...

HI!
Did ya miss being involved in the carnival? ha ha I will have to call you soon......I LOVE the cupcake material...now that is cute! Talk to you soon YO YO MAMA!!!lol

Hugs!
Tania

Cottage Way of Life said...

I love your banners, and the gladiolas (I've never been good at growing them no matter how hard I try) are scrumptious.

Good luck with my Halloween Crow Giveaway and thanks so much for listing it on your blog!

All the best-
Sue

Linda said...

Hi Ele,
Your white gladiolas are beautiful, I love the banners, I hope to make some soon but they will have to be out of paper though since I can't sew.
Hope you have a great week.
Cheers Linda

Jeanie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog on Pink Saturday. These are beautiful bags -- and the photos are wonderful.

Malphi said...

Love the cupcake one...one more thing I want to do now.
Susannah x

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is my idea of perfect fall colors, pink rose pumpkins with white glads! How lovely.

Kai said...

Ele, I love your banners! Each is so cheerful and beautiful! And pumpkins? I am very much like you about them, but yours are displayed so creatively! Most of all, I am crazy about Mittens! What a lil' cutie-pie! Lucky kitty to have such a good new 'mommy'!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Your blog is always a delight! So much eye candy! Cute banner with yo yo's!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Priscila said...

im sure those flowers smell so good!

Priscila said...

im sure those flowers smell so good

HippieDog said...

I love my banner!! Thank you so much Ele......Have a beautiful week :)

Lola Enchanted said...

The banners are gorgous!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love those banners! How cute, I think I am going to have to make one. When you have a chance you should come over and see my candy corn seed packets I made. I never decorate with orange and black and yet I am lovin' it!!!!
I really enjoy your blog too.
Blessings,
Debbie

Caleen said...

Love the sweet banners. I also love the fabric you used for the little bags. What a cute idea. You sure have
the touch. Enjoy everything you do.
Thanks and have a nice week!

Nancy said...

I love your banners and bags! I might have to get my niece one of those bags. Nancy

Ali said...

wow, delicious is all i can say. Such creative treasures here. Love them. ox well done, Ali

Saucy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. And that fabric! All of it is truly inspiring, I shall make a bunting myself... maybe for Halloween. Thanks!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You create such beauty....m.

kathy said...

Oh how lovely are all your creations - Kathy - GA

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Elle,
These banners are just too cute! I am going to have to make some...Thanks for sharing your idea
Pinkie

jenny fowler said...

those are lovely fabrics. they coordinate well! i love white flowers too. i could have them all the time!!

Joy Zaczyk said...

Oh Ele, those bags are fabulous!

p.s you get my vote for best profile pic.

:)


Joy
xo

Jenni & Julie said...

We love your banners too!!!!!! Keep the creativity.

Lori said...

Hi sweetie!
Came by ona day to see what pretties you've been up too! gosh love the cupcake prints! Every year, I never get to put glads in! Do you leave themin through winter or pull them up, can't remember. later,Lori

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Ele! LOOOVE those banners, and the funky lil fresh bags are too cute! I always get just what I need when I visit you sweetpea....=0]
Oh and those glads are simply divine!

vickie said...

The banner is gorgeous! The gladiolas are just beautiful.
Good luck with First Friday!

Joy @ The Vintage Rabbit said...

Such beautiful things Ele!! My husband bought me my first sewing machine..last Christmas... I guess I need to get on the ball..and make a banner!! Thank You for the inspiration!

Always Smiles,
Joy

Lynne Laura said...

How sweet of you to share how to make your banners...and kind. Thank you so much, you do a beautiful job.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh my...what lovely fabrics!!!

Thanks for the visit and the Birthday wishes!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE your pennant garlands and that purse - wow! Fabulous!!

xoxo
Becky

Angel.Pearls said...

Hi there! What a lovley blog I found here..I love the bright colous in those fabrics- it's a very cute bag!!Welcome to visit my place// Eva