Thursday, January 15, 2015

Banner Birthday Swap...

This year I am participating in A Swap For All Seasons with Linda as our hostess.  Her blog is really fun and shares lots of inspirations.  This year we are swapping 4" x 6" fabric banners.  This is the size of a postcard so it is very doable.  My swap recipient this month let me know she is having a milestone birthday so you know I designed my banner to honor that.

Using lace and fabric and felt and ribbons and buttons and beads makes this little banner very festive. I also hand embroidered Happy Birthday and stitched it on.  I can share this now as it has been received and is well liked.

Here is the back with my signature ribbon label...Saucy Chicks.

I also created a birthday card to go along with the birthday theme.  And I made the birthday girl a bubble wand.  I think blowing bubbles is good for all celebrations.

So this is my January Banner swap completed and mailed and received.  Now I shall move on to February as I just signed up today.  Hooray!  Thank you Linda for such great inspiration.
I am so blessed to be able to go into my studio sanctuary space and gather supplies and create fun.
California is continuing its drought with no rain or snow.  We are really going to be in trouble come summer.  If you have excess water table please send it along. If you can do the magic rain dance...please do it for us.  I certainly am not looking forward to another year of our well going dry. Water is such a precious commodity.
Praying for World Peace...


  1. Hi Sherry:
    Your banner is very sweet. I'm sure the recipient will love it!
    Wishing you a Fabulous Friday, my friend.

  2. What an adorable banner. So stinking cute. And yo know I love your bubble wand. I am blessed to won one you made for me for Halloween. Crafty hugs, Ana

  3. That's an interesting swap! I'm not much of a banner person, but the size intrigues me. I wish I could we could say we have extra water. Snowfall has been very light here this year, which could cause us some problems with crops. However, I don't believe we're in as dire straits as you are.

  4. The banner is so creative! Love all the ribbons you added to the bottom. That bubble wand is gorgeous!!!! What a great idea. I thought with your recent rains maybe the drought situation had improved.

  5. This is the most fun mail swap! Love all the pieces you made.

  6. What a cut idea this is. Your birthday banner is adorable an wonderfully festive.

  7. Oh wow, what a gorgeous banner!! You decorated it beautifully...all of the details are fabulous!! And the card is so pretty, too!! Love the bubbles :) What a fun swap idea this is!! Praying for some Cali rain. Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. What a unique and colorful, cheery gift! I bet she loved it! blessings, marlene

  9. Hi Sherry, what a fun swap and your banner is beautiful and will be very special keepsake for celebrating a milestone birthday.
    You did a gorgeous job and I love all the wonderful details.

    Wishing you a great weekend.

  10. What a fun and sweet idea, dear Cheryl, to add all those ribbons to your festive banner... and so lovely with the added lace, too. And wonderful with the bubble wand in the same happy lilac colour ,from the caRD.
    Hope your weekend is great, my friend.

  11. I really like that bubble wand you created, Sherry. I was playing with bubbles in my garden last summer and really enjoyed myself. That banner is so colourful and happy.

  12. Even the back of your birthday banner is beautiful! You are a wonder. I will send you some snow and rain thoughts from wintry Buffalo, and will pray along with you, Sherry. Peace.

  13. Beautiful banner!! So festive! And your card and bubble wand are perfect! You are right, who doesn't love bubbles???
    Wishing you rain and snow!!

  14. What a fun swap!!! Your recipient is going to be thrilled..It looks like it was fun to make too!


  15. What a perfect milestone birthday gift Sherry - no wonder she loved it x

  16. What a beautiful banner you created - it certainly looks festive and special - you are so thoughtful in your creativity Sherry. I bet it was a blissful birthday bash!


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