It's almost Halloween - hooray! I don't know what it is about this holiday that always has me a bit giddy. We are definitely not the family to recreate a graveyard in our front yard or go to town carving pumpkins. But, I love my Halloween decorations that come out of the box each year, and have been enjoying creating a few new ones this year.
First up, another bunting/garland. I made my first appliqued bunting for little A's birthday. I thought I would do another very similar but with square panels instead of triangles (it was kind of tricky fitting and centering the letters on the pennants). I had planned to sew orange pom poms to connect all the letters but then saw the orange rick-rack and went with that. After seeing an old post on Made by Rae, I decided to use the tiny black rick-rack to make little tags instead.
All in all, I like the look of this, but, let me tell you: it is NOT easy to slide tiny rick-rack along a larger rick-rack length. And....if you want to get a photo of your completed project, don't do it on a windy day - these letters were flipping around all over the place! (Where I actually hang the bunting inside is in our stairwell - the light is really tricky for getting a good photo.)
Also, if you have a dog, you might want to keep him inside for your outdoor photo shoot or he might grab the bunting and run for it, causing a tangeld, twisted mess (not that MY dog did that...wait, yes he did. Sigh...)
On a last, wonderfully positive note: I found a new product that I love, love, love - Sulky Temporary Spray Adhesive. Not using iron-on fusible web makes me feel a bit like a cheater, but it was soo easy to simply spray, stick and sew!