Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sis Boom to the Rescue

Now that the springy weather is warming up we're spending more time on our outdoor deck, enjoying the view. I cant help but notice that cream wooden beam really could use a lick of paint. Ugh , sooo drab!

I don't mind painting but I would rather be sewing!!

So that's what I did!!


It couldn't have been simpler. All I used was a couple of packets of bias binding and a selection of my favourite Sis Boom fabrics.

I used pinky shears to trim the edges, some easy straight line sewing and in an hour I was done!! It was such a fun, super quick sewing fix!!

It's beautiful seeing the sun shine through the fabrics, making them glow. The breeze makes them dance a merry jig. I've decided to call them Happy Flags , because they make me happy.
Now I find myself looking more at the bunting than the view. :)

31 comments:

Shay said...

That looks awesome Rachael!

Mary said...

Rachael!!! This is so, so cute! Ahhhh....I don't have a deck, but I want one just to do this :)

regan said...

Rachael, what a fabulous idea....and it looks wonderful! I have a screened in porch, and this would be perfect for it! It's been needing something for so long, but I hadn't figured it out......THANKS!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh Rachael! I wish I lived next door to you! As my husband wouldn't let me have such a pretty garland hanging from my verandah, at least I could revel in yours!!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a great idea!! You got a sewing fix and it looks so cute.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael that is just so cool...I love it too...I'd be looking at it all the time too if I were you!!! Looks much better than a paint job!!! I forgot to say if you get to Floriade one time perhaps we could catch up...have a coffee...and a macaron, or 2 or 3...........Have a wonderful sunshiney day...Dzintra xo

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

A most excellent fix Rachael, that will cheer up any day for sure!

melissa said...

That looks gorgeous Rach and sure beats painting! ; )

Terry said...

so much fun. you have yet again inspired me. I think there are lots of fabrics lurking that will find themselves a new home soon. Thanks for the view of the mts in spring.

quiltzyx said...

Great idea & it is so pretty, fluttering there in the breeze!

Donna said...

So cute!

Nifty Quilts said...

Brilliant! What a great idea. I'm sure you'll enjoy this all year. I was just thinking of remodeling my bathroom with fabric, rather than paint and wallpaper. Now you've got me really inspired!

Melody said...

You are so clever. What a fabulous idea.

Sujata said...

What a clever thing to do! It looks so happy!

smazoochie said...

Sis Boom Prayer Flags! Genius! And Adorable!

Karen said...

What a great way to add some colour. Love it!

Melissa P said...

YES! Jennifer is going to be thrilled. This is the perfect way to start off the outdoor season. And get to view favorite fabrics in an unexpected place. Great job!

Suzee said...

That is gorgeous !!! I would be sitting outside alot!!!
That gives me a idea for my sewing room!!! = )

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

What a creative solution! I would have ignored the issue for years while it silently drove me crazy!

Janet said...

It looks fabulous! So much nicer than plain old paint. Clever you.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love your Happy flags, brilliant idea and they look so lovely.....I want some too :-)

Sasha said...

I love it!!! It makes the porch so happy and colorful. Oh that view is gorgeous!!!!

Barb said...

how fun and fabulous looking.
I love it, it must look so festive blowing in the breeze. How nice that you have an elevated view!

Leuchtzeichen said...

This is fix and wonderful,

have much fun with your view :-)

Quiltbenaco said...

La tua รจ una idea fantastica!!!!!!
Ciao

Kathie said...

how fun is that!
what a cute idea. I admit I just bought a few pieces of her fabrics! to add to a few of my applique projects!
Kathie

two hippos said...

love your sis boom bunting, look great!

Karen said...

It looks awesome Rachael! Great scenery (for those of us that are fabric obsessed)

Theresa said...

I like ur blog :) i am from germany and i would be really happy if you visit my side cause i also have a lot of pictures ♥

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Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

ooooh, love it! I really want to have some Christmas bunting (we're hosting at our place this year) but I really cannot be bothered spending a ton of time on it. Now this would be perfect!! I used to love my mum's pinking shears when I was little and this would be the perfect excuse to get some of my own! Or should I get the pinking rotary blade? Now there's a dilemma!!

Mandalin said...

LOVE the bunting!! I'm having a little giddy moment thinking about some Happy Flags for my front verandah! Thank you!

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