Monday, September 22, 2008

Recipe For A Fun Day!

The ingredients for a fun day:

Add a dose of cute bluebirds..
..plus 5 ounces of sweet fabrics and trims...
..and a pinch of charm..
...plus yummy treats...
..add in one plus one = two funny girls eating yummy cake...

..and add one more funny girl eating yummy cake...
..plus a group of zanny gals who are just a bunch of Chatty Cathy's...
..and you will hands down have a wonderfully fun day!

L to R: Miss Jean, Nikki, Elizabeth, Pam and me.



Miss Jean and her BFF Nikki and I signed up to take Elizabeth and Pam's class at Thimble Creek this past Friday. We had so much fun and below is the pennant banner that Elizabeth and Pam taught us girls to make. I think we actually visited, ate cake and laughed more than we sewed - but there is no crime in that! Pam made her secret recipe Orange Cake and I am telling you what, it was the most moist cake I have ever tasted. She pinky swore to never give out the recipe either. Pinky swore! No way, no way, no way is she sharing!



This is my finished piece and I just love it! Mr. Janome was not behaving during the class, but I managed to finish it up when I got home that night.



It is just perfect for the guest room!
Now I have to share with you the necklace that I bought awhile back from Debbie at My Shabby Roses blog. She made it using bits and bobs of vintage jewelry. (I have it on in the girl group photo). What grabbed me was the green color. Thank you, Debbie, I LOVE it!!

34 comments:

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Becky,
I love seeing your picture, you are so cute!!! You guys must have had so much fun. If I lived close I would come too.!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Adrienne said...

That is such a darling banner. I loved seeing it. Are the little bluebird pieces fabric by the yard, or did they scan and print vintage prints onto fabric? Thanks for sharing it with us. ~Adrienne~

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Adrienne - the bluebirds are actually copies from vintage cards that were copied on paper and then sewn on to the fabric.

xo

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh my goodness, what fun photos of you and your girl gang. : ) And I am in LOVE with that banner. You did a beautiful job.

M.L.

Bettsi said...

The banner is wonderful! I love the little yo-yos on the bottom of each pennant. So cute! Your necklace is pretty and looks pretty on you!

Kelly~Rose Vine Cottage Two said...

Hi Becky,
I love that banner! It is just adorable and it looks like you girls were having so much fun and that necklace is such a pretty color green, I like wearing that kind of stuff with my jean jacket this time of year.
Hugs~Kelly

Jennifer said...

That bluebird banner is Fabulous!! I just love bluebirds. Now I'm going to have to figure out how to make it myself!

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, that looks like for a fun day. The cake looks yummy to! Bet,you all had a great time together. The banner looks right at home in your guestroom. Thanks for sharing the fun with us.....

Blessings, Shelley

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That necklace is just gorgeous! Souns like you guys had loads of fun and your banner is so cute!


Manuela

Liz said...

That Is sooooo cute! I love the colors and the vintage pics!
What a fun day!

Don't cha love girlfriends?!

~Liz~

Brandi said...

so fun!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Looks like such a fun day! That banner is adorable! And that necklace, wow, its awesome! I love it!

Kady

PamKittyMorning said...

It was a fun day wasn't it! I mean I knew it would be fun but not super fun like that! I had a wonderful time.

Love the pretty necklace, I was admiring it all morning. Love how your banner turned out as well. Lucky for me Elizabeth gave me hers. I don't have your amazing scissor skills.

xo

Sue said...

Hi Becky,
I haven't been very good about getting around to visit lately. It was so good to hear from you on my blog.
I'm loving the banner that you made.
Hugs,
Sue

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

What a treat to see you! You are so pretty, and I love the banner :)

Hugs,
Dena

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Looks like fun-wish I lived closer!

Jean said...

What a fun time you all had. The cake sounds so ....good. The banner is so sweet with the little birdies. I love it. Have a great afternoon.
Jean in Virginia

Thimbleanna said...

Hey! It's you and Miss Jean!!! What lucky little cuties you are! You must wrangle that recipe out of PKM!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love the way you put colors and patterns together! Such a pretty banner, are those old postcards sewn on or are the pictures printed on fabric?

Kathleen Grace said...

Silly me, I see you already answered that question, thanks:>)

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Hi Becky What FUN!!!!The Banner is cute and it looks great in your house .Love the necklace too That green is one of my favorite colors,and it looks great on you I might add.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

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Rosemary said...

You girls look like you are having fun!!
Love the banner.
Rosemary

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

The banner is darling and the orange cake sounds SO YUMMY..are you sure we can't have the recipe??
Deb

My Shabby Roses said...

Thanks Becky! That was so nice of you to share your purchase!

Boy, it looked and sounded like a fun time. Crafting, food and friends, can it get much better then that!

Your banner turned out so cute! I just love the little bluebirds.

Kali said...

hi becky ~ sounds and looks like a whole heap of fun was had by all you ladies!
thanks for sharing.
love your new necklace and i also wanted to let you know that your post about the tree felling was so touching.
xo, kali

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~~ I just love the banner, the blue birds are to die for. How fun to take a class with friends. Someday I hope I have some extra time to do something like that. I stop by your blog offten but don't always comment, but it always brings a smile to my face.
Have a wonderful evening,
ginger

A Sentimental Journey said...

What fun you gurls had!! Your banner is absolutely adorable Beckers!! love the yoyos at the point ~ and the colors, love it love it love it!!!!

Eileen said...

Becky.. you are so cute :-)

Say.. how big are those triangles for your flags? Like what is the size of fabric you use to make one? ;-)

Kathy said...

You always have a sweet blog. I love reading it.

My nickname in elementary and high school was Chatty Kathy. Now days a lot of people don't know about Chatty Kathy dolls, therefore the title is lost on them. I loved that you used the term. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That banner is absolutely adorable! I was hoping it was for sale!! What a fun class!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

THAT NECKLACE IS GORGEOUS!
smiles
DarLy*~

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

you are so lucky to find friends that "get it!" I'm still searching! I LOVE That banner....oh my gosh! I have GOT to go make one! It's one of those things I've been twirling around for so long I need to just DO IT!

bj said...

Looks like you had a WONDERFUL time!
I adore your banner..