I’m just so happy I made it through another Utah winter. Actually, this wasn’t a bad winter—hardly any snow—so I shouldn’t have been so eager for spring, but I was eager, that’s for sure. I just crave the warmth too much.
I wanted some fun spring items for my house. First, I planted some wheat grass. Soak wheat grains over night, then plant. Search it on pinterest and you’ll get 432 tutorials. In one week you have this much wheat grass. Disclaimer, there are a lot of health freaks out there who put the cut wheat grass in their smoothies. Don’t do it. It’s disgusting and worse than the taste is the smell. I had to plug my nose to choke down my morning smoothie.
And then I decided to make something fun to hang for the month of April. An embroidered banner with bunnies. I used the following designs from my shop Meringue Designs: Circle Monogram, Bunny applique, and the banner sewing pattern for measurements and directions. In 2-3 hours I had a springy decoration to hang in my home.
My favorite part of the Circle Monogram is the final outline stitch of the letter, looks so polished. In the picture below you can see my machine wizzin’ away on the green outline for the letter S.
All the letters were appliqued in white cotton on pastel fabrics. I used a mix of upper case and lower case letters—all included in the monogram pack.
The lowercase “i” and “g” were so much cuter than their uppercase counterparts.
I didn’t use many pastel threads though—you want the letters to really pop.
Just so glad winter is over.
GIVE AWAY: Leave a comment by Monday April 1st to win all the same fabrics I used in my banner to make your own, along with the sewing pattern, the Circle Monogram, and the Bunny Applique. (Please make sure I have a way to contact you either by clicking on your blogger profile or leaving your email.)
WINNER IS COMMENT #4. Her blogger name is “tdehof”. I have no way of contacting her…..so if she doesn’t contact me I will pick a new winner tomorrow.