Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Leaf Garland

As soon as I saw the Cosmo Cricket paper in this month's Mosh Posh kit, I just knew that a leaf garland was in my immediate future.

To make this garland, I first drew two leaves onto a piece of cardstock, one smaller than the other, to use as guides. Using my guide, I cut 15 leaves from felt, using the larger leaf. I then cut 15 smaller leaves from the Cosmo Cricket patterned paper.

I attached the patterned paper onto the felt by stitching a straight line across the two. Nothing fancy, just a straight stitch. Once that part was completed, then came the fun... the embellishing!

I added more details for the leaves, lots of buttons, felt embellishments and brads. This is the fun stuff. If you decide to make a garland, it can be as detailed or as simple as you please. To attach the leaves together, I totally cheated and staples them together. Hee Hee. Simple, yet effective. Voila! A leaf garland!

Since today is the Mosh Posh Blog Hop, you just knew that I couldn't leave you without a prize, right? Today I have 52 ribbons, just for you. I love ribbon and have collected so much of it that I would love to share some with you. All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me what you are having for dinner tonight. Bizarre question, I know, but I am stumped and need some ideas!

You have until Sunday, November 15th to leave a comment. I will announce the winner on Monday.

Be sure to hop along to see my Design Team Members, who have tricks up their sleeves I am sure!

41 comments:

A Sarasota said...

Mmm, chicken pastry for dinner tonight.
Nice banner!

Jenny said...

um, may i have the banner? loove it. oh, Patrick cooks. I'll have to ask him. smile.

LRW said...

Love, love, love that banner!!! I don't have any good ideas about dinner--soup probably since I'm at work till 9pm!!

Christine H said...

I am on the road traveling for work so it will be dinner out. Sorry, no help here. I'm betting it will be order in pizza for the guys at home.

How about picking up a roasted chicken (they are only like $5-6), salad and a veggie. Maybe throw in some bread. Easy and fast and pretty healthy.

Debbie said...

My goodness, what a CUTE fall leaf garland. I hopped to all the blogs and your sweet garland is my favorite project!!! So clever and can be reproduced for each holiday and different times of the year!

As far as dinner for tonight goes, that's easy-peesy! I'm a Tastefully Simple consultant and have a party tonight, so I made a big pot of Everybody's Chili and Parmesan Biscuits for my family and they'll find dinner waiting for them on the stove when they roll in from school and work tonight!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lamps Family said...

We are having ranch style chicken with, yellow squash and roasted potatoes:)
I love the leaf banner and all your other little fun projects you have on your blog!

Nancy L. said...

really cute garland!
we're having enchiladas!

Susan said...

WE are not very original here!! Hamburgers----but it makes everybody happy!!

PamS said...

We are going out for Italian tonight...so happy when I don't have to cook.

Amanda Sevall said...

So cute!!! Love the garland :)

As for me? I'm not much help either, hubby cooks dinner and I have no clue what we'll be eating. I can tell you what we had last night though! He made turkey burgers on french bread (homemade!) with lettuce, avocado, sharp white cheddar cheese (melted on) and tomato. mmmmmm. Served with a side of steamed veggies (broccoli, carrots, califlower) and followed by apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Typical meal around our house actually :) I married an amazing chef!! Good luck finding something tasty for dinner tonight.

LotsToScrap said...

Beautiful banner! Hubby works late tonight so it will be pasta and salad for me and the kiddies~

Lisa L. said...

What an amazing idea!

Dinner - subs tonight - homemade.

Lisa L.

Jamie Harder said...

Oh that is sooooo cute!! Love it! And tonight, we are eating fish:-) YUM!

RachelM said...

I've just eaten spaghetti and meat balls, yummy!!!

Nitasha said...

Supercute! all about the shortcut of stapling instead of gluing! LOL!

Carmen O. said...

Love your banner!

We're having beef stew and biscuits mmmmm.

BB said...

Your banner makes me want a mantle in my house. I would have nowhere to hang something cool like that!
Tonight Chris and I are having pumpkin risotto with goat cheese. Myles will be dining on pureed beets and pureed pears.

wendipooh13 said...

ohh that is adorable and LOVE the banner!!! totally cute.. not sure what dinner will be, my family is having ravoili and I will have something from the airport since I'm flying out to see friends

Amber said...

I'm cooking some scallops tonight buuut a really yum and easy meal is on my blog here...http://amberscurlock.blogspot.com/2009/11/weeknight-winners.html

tobi jean said...

Love banners, making one for my bedroom right now. I think I may totally copy you and make a Thanksgiving one too!

Glynis said...

Adorable leaf banner. Tonight we're having chicken cordon blue for dinner.

Vel said...

This is so cute! I really don't know how you find the time to do these awesome projects...love it!

{Sarah} said...

GORGEOUS banner Estee!!! Love it!

Hmm, what I'm having for dinner... man, I've got NO idea. I need to grocery shop SO bad. Probably a bowl of Frosted Flakes haha!

Renee77 said...

We are going out tonight to a resturant called Ketchup!

Joy-N-Jesus said...

That leave garland is sooooooooo awesome! Love it! Maybe black bean soup for us tonight :)

abbie said...

Dinner? um, McDonalds. I know, I know.....lazy wife :)

But I do love that banner! So cute!

Michelle said...

Oh love the garland!! tonight for dinner... the ham and potato soup I got from your blog!!! HaHa!!! It is cold and very windy.. so a nice meal!! :)

Kristin said...

Cute leaf garland!!!

connie said...

Cute banner! We had Sausage Jambalaya for dinner tonight. yum.

smahrty said...

Dinner was tacos, a weekly staple at our house with corn and spanish rice.

Wendy said...

I LOVE ribbon...you can never have too much ribbon! We had McDonald's for dinner because I'm sick.

Victoria S. said...

Glorious ribbon! How about homemade Chicken pot pie from scratch and homemade whole wheat biscuits instead of crust. Add some Organic green beans lightly stir fried. Our family favorite!

lillianchild said...

My husband and I love trying new recipes and we recently discovered a very easy (and delicious) lime rice recipe that compliments almost any meat dish we pair it with. Tonight we are making chicken enchilladas with lime rice and a mexi-corn casserole.

Heather Landry said...
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BK said...

Love the garland!...I am cooking Chicken breast in chipotle and philadelphia cheese sauce and white rice...
Have a nice day!
-BK

Heather Landry said...

I LOVE that banner! I especially love that you stapled it together. LOL Gorgeous as always Estee!

Hmmm dinner... I have no clue? We could always go with the favorite meal around here... chicken nuggets, and tator tots(baked of course.), and trees (broccoli) for nutrition. LOL

Summer Braxton said...

I love that your garden is leaf shaped. Clever.

pollywog said...

Well, let's see.....I think I will be fixing homemade salsa/velveeta dip with browned hamburger and bell peppers. It's so simple to make and soooo good!!! :)

PS- That banner is just adorable! Have to try that! You are so talented!

Ngan said...

Wow! That garland is great! We decorate our banister every year with garlands and that is a very creative touch that I must try this year! Thanks for the lovely chance to win!

{VICKI} said...

Left over Goulash ( a Paula Deen recipe)

Beverly said...

Fish Fry Food: Fried Cod, Coleslaw (with vinagrette not mayo) and bakes apples.