Saturday, February 15, 2014

Is it Spring yet?

How early do you start decorating for Easter and Spring?  Are we ready yet?  Personally, I'm looking forward to sunshine, warmer spring weather, and blooming flowers!  Since I was in a spring like mood, my latest project is an Easter banner/garland.
Lately I'm fascinated with antique book covers...I've made several banners from them for Christmas, but these lighter more pastel colors seemed more suited to Easter.
First I found book covers similar in size and color.
Then I sewed laces and crochet pieces together and gathered them to fit the books. 
Added glittered letters... project is complete without a little jewelry!!

Pretty butterflies for Spring happiness!

And Voila!
A pretty pastel Easter Garland!
I've also done a bit of embroidery work while recuperating from a minor's what I've been working on...

Not sure what I'll do with these pieces yet...maybe put them on a purse or tote bag...

Hugs, Catherine
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  1. I probably won't decorate until April, because I only have one spot that I do seasonal decor. This year there is Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick's, because Easter is late. I do go all out for Christmas, though it is much less than most.

    I love your sign! Your embroidery is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful Easter garland! I love all the pretties.

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous. What a beautiful banner. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. I've been thinking about Easter lately too - is it too early to start decorating? Not in my book!

  5. Catherine, I love your embroidery pieces! I am putting out Spring now, but won't pull Easter out until April. It's later this year and I like that. Your book banner is darling and I love the colors! Hope you are recovering well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. How pretty!
    I have always been a fan of old books, but you have taken that to another level.

    Enjoyed visiting!


  7. Hello Catherine!!
    Well, I'm a lover of old books, laces, and especially pastel crocheted pieces, so your beautiful banner just ticked off so many of my favorite boxes that I'm drooling!!! LOVE IT!!!
    You did such a beautiful job on that!!! It's by far one of the best looking banners I've ever seen. I'm so honored that you shared it with us for the Pearls and Lace Party!!!!
    Hope you have a lovely spring!!

  8. Very pretty!

    So wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you join this weekend as well!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  9. Love hoe the banner looks. Would never have thought about using the book covers!

  10. Hi Catherine, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  11. I love your use of book covers in the garland! Such a neat idea! I'm fond of the butterflies too. :) What a beautiful project! I just got out my Easter decor this weekend and hope to photograph it and get a blog post up this week. I love spring!

  12. This is simply beautiful! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty! I love antique book covers also. They always draw me to look inside. Thank you for stopping in at Cranberry Morning and for following! I'm always sad too to see family Bibles not kept in the family or appreciated by successive generations.

  14. Following via GFC and Feedly. :-)

  15. Your banner is Spring perfect! Love the lace and pastel color. The touch of jewels make it fabulous.
    Happy Spring.............

  16. It took me a minute to realize these were book covers...How incredibly clever. I love your tattered and decadent style....

  17. Beautiful pastel colors! Very nice Easter project. Have a nice weekend. M.

  18. Your banner is awesome! Love that you used book covers. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  19. this beautiful! old book covers are so charming..and so many pretty embellishments! wow. such creativity. thank you for the inspiration.

    Tamara <3


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