It thought it would be fun to share what I think may have eased
my nervousness before the Patchwork event last week.
I was so worried about preparing a booth,
sharing with a friend and coordinating our styles.
And in the end, I realized...
it was all just an extension of what I normally do,
when I take a table at an event!
But with a cool sign!
I wanted to share how I made this pendant sign,
because I see so many versions of these at shows,
and I think they are really a sweet way to identify a booth.
When I saw these fabrics, I went crazy~ the perfect addition
to my colors, and logo for the booth.
I bought a yard of each, but used probably only a quarter yard for the sign pendants.
I was sooooo happy to have left over for some outdoor cushions,
since I'm spray painting some fun color onto my bistro table in the yard.
I measured and cut the triangles with a sharp scissor,
but a rotary cutter would give an even cleaner edge.
And... heat bond... what a wonderful invention!
Basically Heat bond is a transfer glue sheet that allows you
to not "have" to sew on certain types of projects.
(Although, a zig-zag stitch would have made it look
even cooler and more finished.)
I chose a typeface on my computer and ran the letters out large
for me to lightly trace.
I used white duck cloth for the inner pendant piece.
After ironing the heat bond onto the one side of the white pendant material,
I then ironed the white pendant onto the patterned fabric, and voila!
A sweet pendant letter.
A sharpie marker worked really well to draw the letters on.
I was afraid of bleed, but it held the ink well.
(Of course, sewing fabric letters on, would have looked fabulous- but you know....)
Okay- so here I am in all my nervousness...
Here's the side of my display area.
It was a fun show with great vendors, a lot of traffic,
and a touch of nervousness.
linking up to StudioJRU... where there are always some fun artists to visit.
Thanks for stopping for a peek at what I've been up to.