Oh, for love of the banner. Bunting, banner, whatever you may call it, it seems as though there's one for every room and every ocassion around here. There are the birthday banners that have been around for so long now, featured in The Creative Family. The "dream" banner that graces the cover of Handmade Home. And The Leaves All Around Us banner, in the Rhythm of Family, dons the walls of our library. (And until this moment, I didn't realize there was one in each of my books!)
This summer, I added a simple little party bunting to our yard. Strips of linen with vintage doilies and fabric strips (with a creative nod to the lovel Ms. Dottie Angel herself). Such an easy little thing to make, and a great way to 'see' all those pretty little things that often sit in a drawer. I noticed Adelaide over my shoulder as I was sewing it. The wheels were turning in her own head, I could see, and it wasn't just a few days later that she asked for some studio time of her own.
Carefully choosing "fabric the chickens will like" from the scrap bin, cutting into "triangles, squares and rectangles", she zig-zag stitched them right to some strips of bias tape, thereby putting together this little banner of her very own. For the chickens, of course.
When she asked me for help hanging it, she spied the camera I had set down and said, "Oh! Can I take pictures of it? For your blog, Mama?" Clever little girl - she took the above three photos, followed by exactly two hundred and ten photographs of her chickens.
We make things for those we love, yes? It's safe to say these ladies are loved.