Monday, October 05, 2009

Fun & Easy Craft

Recycled paper bunting
A nice way to use up all of my scrap paper and discarded prints from my shop.
The beautiful book on my desk is called "The Boy Who Drew Birds" A story of John James Audubon. It was illustrated by the super talented Melissa Sweet.
It is one of my all time favorite illustrated book.
Paper bunting
Sewed them together with a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine. Easy peasy.
Bunting
This little bunting would look great on an inspiration board, don't you think?

54 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous Amanda Nicole said...

I love LOVE this! The different patterns go so wonderfully together :)

10/05/2009 9:12 AM  
Blogger ale said...

...QUÉ DIVINAS GENINNE!!!!!! sOS UN A GENIA!!!!! UN beso gigante!!!!!y que tengas una lindísima semana!!!!

10/05/2009 9:15 AM  
Blogger MoninchenR said...

I love it, looks great!

10/05/2009 9:20 AM  
Blogger Candace Trew Camling said...

I made something similar for my wedding and then put one letter on each flag to spell words and our monogram. I think the colors you chose are just lovely! I am thinking of making one for thanksgiving!

Your blog, as always, provides great inspiration!

10/05/2009 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Quince and Quire said...

This is a wonderful way to make something beautiful out of scraps. Of course, it helps that you started with beautiful bits!

10/05/2009 10:22 AM  
Blogger Heleen said...

What a wonderful result! I love it when paper is sewed.

10/05/2009 10:26 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

You have the most beautiful bits of scrap paper! The bunting is lovely.

10/05/2009 10:40 AM  
Blogger **WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

It would look SO great in a kids room...or doorway too.
Beautiful work.
Char

10/05/2009 10:42 AM  
Blogger Kristina Dimitrijevic said...

so pretty!

10/05/2009 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love, love, LOVE that book too!
My daughter and I have discovered it at the Library and continue to check it out! I need to just buy it!! Hmm. Chrismas Present??
Love the CRAFT idea! How sweet and simple.
~maryanne

10/05/2009 1:09 PM  
Blogger Katalin Koos said...

what a nice idea!...and beautiful pieces of scrap paper!

10/05/2009 1:49 PM  
Blogger Shayne said...

that is funny I am working on making some cloth pennant flags right now for my daughter's room. had a small setback when I ran out of cloth and went to the fabric store and found out fat quarters arenot some infabric store here in Mexico city or Toluca.

10/05/2009 1:53 PM  
Blogger NUISHU said...

great idea!!

10/05/2009 3:57 PM  
Blogger m a r i e l a said...

qué lindos son!!! yo quiero muchos de esos para mi!!!

10/05/2009 4:03 PM  
Blogger Catherine Hansen Peart said...

You can never have too much bunting I always say! So cute!

10/05/2009 5:00 PM  
Blogger emily snyder said...

i have no idea who you are, but my sister sent me a link to your blog and wow!! i LOVE your art and i LOVE your ideas!

i have a massively huge window in my english classroom and am wanting to put fun flag banners up. LOVE the idea of sewing them together!

thanks!
ps i covet your drawing skills. big time.

10/05/2009 6:51 PM  
Blogger Artfulife said...

So cute! Can't wait to try this one with my girls :)

10/05/2009 7:38 PM  
Anonymous alison said...

Melissa Sweet and Jacqueline Davies, the two talents behind The Boy Who Drew Birds, are both friends of mine and both WONDERFUL people. They will be THRILLED to learn that you're a fan, Geninne!

10/05/2009 8:55 PM  
Blogger Melody Sage said...

Your work is so crisp and lovely! What a fabulous idea. I have been planning for awhile to make a fabric banner, but I might try to make one with scrap paper instead.

10/05/2009 9:39 PM  
Blogger sodapop said...

These garlands are so wonderful. I have to try it myself next weekend ;)

10/06/2009 1:50 AM  
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10/06/2009 2:46 AM  
Anonymous ilovepom-poms said...

I love your blog! You are SOO talented! Thanks for all the inspiration!

10/06/2009 3:50 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Very cute!

10/06/2009 3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Que presioso! será un hermoso adorno para el escritorio,te felicito eres muy creativa.
Saludos, Mariqui

10/06/2009 6:48 AM  
Blogger Tabuena arts central said...

Just amazing!!!

10/06/2009 7:07 AM  
Anonymous jacqueline said...

I adore this lots! Looks sooo fun and easy! So happy i found your wonderful blog! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

10/06/2009 7:37 AM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...

Did you know you were being featured in decor8? Awesome!
http://decor8blog.com/2009/10/06/inspiring-art-videos/

10/06/2009 8:06 AM  
Blogger Tara Ross Studios said...

So wonderful, and thank you for the book tip too!

10/06/2009 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Katie said...

That IS a good book. I've got some old postcards that would be perfect for this project.

10/06/2009 10:06 AM  
Blogger Shipra Panosian said...

That is one of my favorite books too. So beautifully done.

10/06/2009 2:36 PM  
Anonymous leni said...

i LOVE this idea!!!

10/06/2009 9:58 PM  
Anonymous melissa sweet said...

Wonderful to see The BOY WHO DREW BIRDS in your collage of paraphernalia.
Your work is inspiring!
many thanks.

10/07/2009 3:55 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Always with the inspiring colors and composition! Fierce!

10/07/2009 5:14 AM  
Blogger Melissa Zetts said...

i just love your work and appreciate your passion. thank you for sharing!!

10/07/2009 5:47 AM  
Blogger Denise Scicluna said...

great idea!!

10/07/2009 6:30 AM  
Blogger Georgina said...

aqui con las fotos grandes me gustan aun mas!!! :)

10/07/2009 6:57 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

We too love The Boy Who Drew Birds! The project is an inspiration - thank you!

10/07/2009 9:23 AM  
Anonymous metamorphosis said...

Oh, I love that idea!

Must try to do it too...

10/07/2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Shayne said...

I am so bummed tha tI missed the drawing becausemy daughter and I were just looking Monday night to see if this bird was for sale yet. by the way how much is it selling for and would you be willing to meet in lets say Toluca for the exchange.

10/07/2009 5:55 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

that was a really fast giveaway geninne!!!!!!!!boo hoo:-( i missed it! hopfully next time!..and i keep saying that to myself again and again:-)

10/07/2009 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

LOVELY. it's so beautiful and inspirational. this is such a great project idea for reusing paper. i think i will try it after the holidays...recycle the cards and gift wrap. thank you for sharing it!

10/07/2009 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola, Geninne:

La guirlanda de banderitas tiene unos colores preciosos y es muy original. Además, la forma en la que la muestras en la primera foto, con los botes de lápices y pinceles y demás objetos de tu escritorio, da sensación de armonía y de alegría.

Muchas gracias por compartir tu talento con todo el mundo.

Que te vaya bonito.

Helena,
en Santander, España.

10/08/2009 1:13 AM  
Blogger jennifer lorton said...

beautiful garland!

10/09/2009 5:48 PM  
Blogger Kickcan and Conkers said...

This bunting is gorgeous!

10/11/2009 1:45 PM  
Blogger Merissa Cherie said...

Love these! Where did you get the assortment of pretty papers? They look great together!

10/12/2009 3:31 AM  
Blogger amandajean said...

oh, wow! i can't tell you how much i love this!

10/15/2009 1:50 PM  
Blogger Momo Luna said...

I love these wonderful little flags a lot, a lot! They're looking cute and i love all the different patterns. Such a great idea!

Sweet greetz from Holland.

10/17/2009 4:45 PM  
Blogger Erin Butson said...

Yes! I can't wait to make my own...

10/19/2009 11:45 AM  
Anonymous lacey margaret said...

we made these for decorations for my baby shower and then i hung them in the baby's bedroom for a window accent. I am planning on making more for a friends baby shower as well

12/05/2009 7:03 PM  
Anonymous DC said...

Beautiful Idea
very creative

9/27/2010 7:58 AM  
Blogger Chelsea O. said...

luv luv luv your blog banner! it's exactly what you'll find on my studio desk!

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Anonymous Impresos Niño said...

Preciosas banderolas¡ No encuentro la relación entre el libro y los adornos, pero esté genial

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Blogger Jeanine H said...

Wow! I am sooo smitten by all of your art creations on your blog... Today I am going over to visit your shop too! Your work is such an inspiration to SOO many! Thank you kindly for sharing it with us.

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