|Working from stash|
Here's my five simple rules:
1-Each little flag in the banner is about 5-1/2X11-inches--I really like that rectangular size.
2-Do not buy anything. Everything for a Bliss Banner comes from stash, upcycling and creativity! Part of the fun is knowing the origins of each.
3-Try not to spend over one hour on it.
4-Hand stitching, machine stitching, doodle stitching, applique, stamping, mixed-media, painting--everything goes.
5-Stitch or write a happy word onto each one.
If you happen onto my blog and like this idea, please leave a link to your Bliss Banner in the comments--join in on any day. There's something about being creative just for the sake of being creative that keeps all the other ideas flowing!
Here's my Day 1 Bliss Banner. Of course, my first happy word is "Bliss." It began with the top of a vintage pillowcase from my precious mother. The crochet edge was getting raggedy--but I was able to work with it by just stitching it down. It would have been okay just to leave it raggedy too. I folded over one inch on the top for the border and handstitched it with pearl cotton floss. I stamped on it in a couple of places and added some pink buttons. I appliqued a scrap of an old bookmark I had once stitched. This pillowcase top already had a big pink embroidery on it so - bonus! I like knowing my mom's head once rested on this.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch Happy