We just returned from a quick and impromptu trip to Chicago for the holiday weekend to see our two girls who live there. Our son, who was returning from a business trip in China, was able to make a stopover there for the weekend too, so we were able to spend some time with him as well. Since our children are far-flung all over the US, it's good when we can get to see them. It helps, too, to have non-rev privileges on Southwest!
Today I'm sharing a project I made this spring, but it could also be used all summer. This banner is made with canvas pennants collaged with various papers and Moda fabrics. Gathered crepe paper ruffles adorn the top edges of each piece and accordian-folded paper rosettes grace the spaces between. The banner is embellished with buttons, ribbons, paper roses, glimmer mist and glittered letters. (Click on photos to enlarge.)