A few weeks ago the Graphics Fairy shared this darling vintage "How to draw a bunny" printable:
One of these days I will pick up some fabric transfer printing paper or a bottle of Citrasolv to do some proper fabric imaging...but in the meantime I just spray my fabric with adhesive, smooth it onto a piece of paper, stick it in my printer and pray it doesn't get jammed!
After the bunnies successfully printed onto the fabric (only one minor printer jam!) I removed the fabric from the paper and made little snips with my scissors where I wanted the edges to be, then tore the fabric to give it the frayed look. I cut my 5 polka-dot pennants a little larger than the template I usually use. I also tore a long strip of the same fabric I used to print the images on to use as the ribbon to attach the pennants to.
After I had set everything out on the kitchen island just the way I wanted, I pinned it all into place and sat down at the sewing machine. I used a decorative stitch in pink thread to attach the bunnies to the pennants and the pennants to the ribbon.
Last of all I added a few buttons by hand to the pennants and a couple strips of fabric and lace to the ends of the banner. Total crafting time: a little over an hour. Mission cozy cottage-like banner: completed!
Of course I then needed to update the mantel for spring! My Easter decorations are still in the attic. I am hoping to get them down this weekend! Sooo, once again I spruced up with things I had on hand. I temporarily added this charming paperback copy of Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck" to the inside of an empty cream frame with scotch tape! Have I mentioned my love for Beatrix Potter?
How exciting to see pink buds on my Camellia bush! Spring is on it's way!
I have a couple pieces of this lovely pink Wedgwood-like pottery. It's the perfect pale pink to tie in the pink polka-dot fabric from the banner...so up on the mantel it went!
I bought two of these little cherubs several weeks ago at a thrift store for under a dollar. I painted this one cream and left the other gold. The gold one was a nice accent to my Valentine's Day mantel and I like the cream with my Spring decor! He is holding a nest of eggs and has a little bird on his shoulder...sweet little spring angel!