Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Draw a Bunny - An Easter Banner!

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?

"She set off on a fine afternoon along the cart-road that leads over the hill.  She was wearing a shawl and a poke bonnet."  The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

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 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!

On a side note, our precious little puppy, our first born baby turns 6 this month!  Happy birthday Basil!  We love you!

Thank you for your sweet visit today!  Are you getting started on Easter crafts or adding bunnies, chicks and puddle-ducks to your decor?  I can't wait to see what you're working on! 

Best Wishes and Blessings,

I will be linking up with these fun parties:
Transformations and Treasures at Pink Postcard
Linky Party at Tea Rose Home
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home Fridat at The Charm of Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Brag Monday with the Graphics Fairy
Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors