Saturday, October 06, 2007

A Tiny Bit of Creativity

I'm still here! Hate to whinge but whilst I actually love my new job I am sooooo tired it's untrue. It's on the same sort of level as the tiredness you feel when you have a new baby. It will get better but right now I haven't got much energy for anything other than work and I am hopelessly, hopelessly behind in my blog reading (sincere apologies for not leaving comments - I will improve!). So, in a bid to restore the old work-life balance I thought I'd work on something small. I had seen the idea for a celebration banner on a couple of blogs and had been wanting to try out something similar for a while.


As you can see, I have only got as far as making the letters for the first word. What I'm thinking is that if I make enough letters I can do a kind of mix and match to be able to put them up to say Happy Birthday, Happy Christmas, Happy Easter etc. etc. I made them the same way you make fabric postcards with Timtex in the middle but they are only 3 X 4 inches. I hung them up with these dinky little pegs I bought off e-bay - I put a ruler there for scale so you can see how tiny they are. My goal is to make enough letters for DS's birthday at the end of November.

25 comments:

Lucy Locket said...

Your banner is lovely! I have a long appliqued birthday banner that I put up for the children - but I like your idea better - just don't think I have the time to make one - although I suppose I have until May for the next child's birthday! Lucy x

Lynda said...

What a clever idea! Your letters look very clear and precise and the colours are very festive.

Lucy Locket said...

P.S. What's timtex? I should know but it's gone! Lucy x

Elaine Adair said...

Great idea - and they're so cute. Love those little colored clothespins!

Jane Weston said...

Glad to hear you are alive and well. Love the letters..such a great idea!

anne bebbington said...

These are such great letters - I guessed from your quietness that the new job is probably using up any available energu right now - hope it's going well - it will get better once you start to get a proper grip on things, early days yet - just don't push yourself at least with little individual things like these letters you can finish one at a time and feel like you're accomplishing something

meggie said...

Glad the new job is keeping your interest- shame about the energy level, but it will improve.
Lovely letters! Love the bright colours.

Hedgehog said...

What adorable little letters!

tami said...

What a great idea. That will be so cool to have those ready for every holiday. I would say more than a tiny bit of creativity. :-D

gwen said...

Once the things get settled at work, I am sure your energy level will return. I love your letters, so bright and cheerful. I use those pegs for inchies, I think they are great. Take care.

Chookyblue said...

the letters look great and love the little pegs they go so well together.........

atet said...

I love this idea -- and having them be "mix and match" means you could do a sign for any occasion and make it special! Thanks for sharing.

Hang in there -- I've been there with the new job thing, eventually you will have energy for things outside of work again!

Belém said...

Lovely idea for a banner. You are tired but your creativity is working 100%. Take care.

Ali Honey said...

I think that is a brilliant idea. They look great.

Please look after yourself, if you are too tired you might get sick, so be a bit selfish if you have to. Hugs from Ali.

Screen Door said...

Darling idea. Love the colored clothes pins....

Libby said...

What a sweet, cheerful idea . . .those little pins are just too cute *s*

Laurie Ann said...

Very cute! Just looking at it makes me "happy." :)

Jeanne said...

Wonderful banner and a great idea! Happy would be great all by itself, too. Hope the job situation gets better soon.

loulee1 said...

Wow, really bright and colourful.

Leslie said...

I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering... good to hear from you.

YankeeQuilter said...

That looks very fun! Hope the job sorts itself out soon. Hang in there!

corry said...

What a lovely, colourful banner! Great idea too!

Thimbleanna said...

Love the letters and the clothespins -- what a cute idea!

Nina In Norway said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. What a lovely idea of making letters. I sertinally hope you make your goal for DS' birhtday. It will be a nice surprise.

Finn said...

Hi Fiona, what wonderful scrappy letters! And what a great idea to make lots and spell different messages...love it!
The pegs are adorable...I love all the bright colors, they add so much to the little clothes line! A beautiful 4 seasons swap quilt also...gotta love maple leaves *VBS* Hope the job gets easier soon. Hugs, Finn