While I was trying to be a helpful and good mom to my daughter, I had a run in with the utility knife! Yep! Me and blades are at war! I ended up getting stitches and a tetanus shot.
After the first day, I had to get back to something. A banner was sorely needed. Britt who is my daughter, is a soap maker. She has an Etsy Shop called Hello Soap. I love all of her products from the soap to lip balm to lotion bars.
|HELLO SOAP on Etsy|
Her brand is very clean and simple (in a good way). The main design incorporates graph paper. I couldn't very well let her throw together a banner at the last minute just for the sake of having one, so I offered to 'whip' up a banner for her. I was sure this big old thumb would not get in the way!
Kona White for the back ground was the obvious choice. I marked 2" lines, horizontally and vertically. The stitch length was longer than usual sewing, so it made this step very quick!
She uses a specific font for her brand and I knew I could enlarge it enough to make the banner a perfect fit.
I first printed out the letters on to paper and cut each one out.
Steam-A-Seam seemed like the logical choice to use for this banner. I have used it many times before for other little projects, so I was comfortable with the choice.
There are different ways to do this part, I decided to trace the letters on to the top of the Steam-A-Seam sheets and then cut each letter out. I think I cut the letters out too many times! First the paper, then the Steam-A-Seam and lastly from the fabric.
The good news is I got to use up some scraps for the letters!
Once the fabric letters were cut out, I placed them on the background fabric and ironed them in place.
I love it! I'm proud of it! My daughter is happy! It looks great! It does the job at hand too!
The happy little lady!
And the reveal....beautiful!
Lip balm and soap for days!
This was my little nod to all the accidents I've been having!!
You can find Hello Soap on Instagram where Britt debuts new products and shares her process through pictures.
I'm super proud of her latest soap adventure and how she has made it a success. She is one of the most determined, focused and talented people I know!
I'm a big, huge patchouli fan in soap. Do you have a favorite soap scent? Maybe we should invent a quilter's scent and have her make a limited batch for us!