i definitely didn’t get too ambitious with handmade gifts this christmas. aside from the cape, this is the only other handmade gift i’m giving. woops!
my sister requested “one of those triangle banner thingies” for her daughter C’s room for christmas. C is almost three years old, and a big fan of pink like Em is. they just moved into a new house, and C’s bedroom has been painted light pink! my sis asked for pink/orange/magenta, though i had to clarify whether “raspberry” was okay, because i don’t have much magenta fabric. it was.
this one actually gave me a bit of trouble, color-wise. i have tons of pink fabric around, since Em wants me to make her nothing but pink dresses, but i wanted to mix prints like my other banners (spring, fall, winter, and sisters, for example). it wasn’t really working for some reason. however, once i decided to go with a symmetrical gradient solid-ish scheme with just one obvious print (my long-hoarded heather ross far far away I) it came together nicely.
i can’t do JUST PINK without a bit of grounding, so i used charcoal bias tape on it (store-bought).
i snapped these photos in our room while they were on their way over to visit this morning, so i can get it wrapped up! meanwhile, my kids did this:
she’s wearing her christmas dress and my shoes, and he’s playing with a broom in our messy closet. nice. 🙂
back to wrapping!