Thursday, February 12, 2015

Home Is Where The Heart Is...A May Arts Hop With Faber-Castell!

Hello and welcome to my stop on this week long hop with May Arts and Faber-Castell!  If you've missed any of the goodness this week, you may want to head on over and check out earlier posts and leave comments for your chance to win some swag from May Arts and Faber-Castell :-)

Ok, now on with the makes!!  Here's what I came up with...

This sweet banner was created by adhering vintage dictionary pages to some linen material for a bit of added strength. I trimmed out, stitched and stuffed five of these mini houses, in total.  Here's a peek... 

I think this one may be my favorite. 

The background was created by laying down some lovely color using Gelatos in Bubble Gum, Guava and Lavender and then dabbing on a touch of Gold Champagne.

A few doodled hearts using the White Pitt Artist pen add a touch of whimsy...

...and the layered Plain 2.5" Cotton Blend ribbon makes a perfect roof!  A heart in the center of each house is stitched on and embellished with my favorite lace, trim and vintage findings to finishes them off.

All that's left to do is string them along a length of  Natural 1/8" Cord/Burlap ribbon with bits of lace and trim and my banner is ready to display!

And that's, my friends, is the project.

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

vintage dictionary pages and findings

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Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I love this and need to make! I love how you added the beautiful gelato colors and I'm in love for that lace ribbon .

  2. So fun and Beautiful! Thank you for sharing....just love it! ♥

  3. this banner is so sweet and wonderful, so beautiful!

  4. A very unique banner! You can see the love that was put into makng it.iThanks for sharing with us.

  5. THis really appeals to me. I have never made a bannar but I sure would love to try and I think the houses would be perfect.

  6. Oh my word! Your banner is ahh-mazingness!!!! I'm so excited about it!! It's totally original and completely fabulous!! I love everything about it and will be trying something similar thanks to your marvelous inspiration!!! Outstanding work, tfs!!! :D

  7. Sweet and pretty!
    Great design on
    your delightful
    Carla from Utah

  8. So pretty - love the gelatos and lace.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  9. Canvas and book pages, oh my! What an adorable look. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Canvas and book pages, oh my! What an adorable look. Thank you for sharing.

  11. So beautiful, Mary!! Lucky recipient of this great make!!!

  12. What a darling banner. You could add some potpourri and have a good smell through the room while the banner was hanging.
    Love the little houses. Have to remember this idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  13. Oh my, this is just stunning - I am in love with it! Awesome work.

  14. Love the little houses, this is totally original. TFS.

  15. DELIGHTFUL banner Mary!!!
    LOVE your SUPER CUTE lacy houses, LOVE how you added the extra dimension by stuffing them too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  16. What a beautiful and unique take on a banner!

  17. I love this! It's absolutely adorable!!!!!

  18. Wonderful project! I've never thought to do a house banner. Beautiful!

  19. Oh my! I love the details you added to this fabulous banner. What's not to love? It's just amazing!

  20. How adorable!!!! LOVE this creative use of the dictionary pages!!! This is such a pretty project.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  21. Very pretty banner. Love the subtle colors.

  22. This banner is too cute. Wonderful job making it.

  23. Wow, what beautiful work! Such a neat idea with beautiful execution! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.