Monday, March 18, 2013

an easter garland

Happy Monday!
I am so excited that it will officially be spring this week! And, I finished this little project just in time to welcome it in! 
I have been wanting to make a sweet spring and Easter garland ever since I saw this darling bunny garland from the most lovely and talented Sandra from Cherry Heart. She has such a beautiful blog, and I am always so inspired by her gorgeous creations! 
Then, I saw that Amy from NanaCompany also made an adorable spring garland, and they were both the sweetest to share their templates to make one, which you can find here and here! I loved them both, so I did a little combination!
I knew that I wanted to use some gingham for this project, so I took out some springy colors, along with my 30's Easter reproduction prints for the bunnies and eggs, and vintage eyelet lace to adorn the bottom of each piece. 
I added some hand stitching to each one, which always gives it such a sweet, handmade touch. It was such a fun little garland to make, and it has inspired some thinking for a summer garland with strawberries! We'll see what I come up with! 
With some little vintage wooden clothespins, it is hanging in my living room and ready to welcome spring in!! Thank you Sandra and Amy for sharing your darling templates and garlands!

Wishing you all a beautiful and creative week! 


49 comments:

  1. Oh, those a just the sweetest!! Wouldn't that garland, or something on the order of it, look adorable in a baby nursery too?!

    Have a lovely week my friend. co

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    1. Thank you Sherri!! This would be such a cute idea for a nursery garland!! ;) Have a lovely week, too! xo Heather

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  2. Dear Heather - it is absolutely gorgeous! Very pretty and sweet.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Darling! The clothespins add the perfect touch to your darling stitches. Easter hugs!

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    1. Thank you Kim!! Easter hugs, too! xo Heather

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  4. Oh my word! Your talent is endless! Adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much Deborah! xo Heather

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  5. Oh these are so gorgeous Heather! I adore the gingham, it works perfectly and your stitching is so, so neat. I really want to re-do mine with gingham now, I love it so ;) Thanks so much for the shout out too my dear, you are the best :)

    S x

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    1. Thank you sweet Sandra!! I am always so inspired by you!! xo Heather

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  6. so beautiful! The fabrics are gorgeous! xxx

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  7. Adorable! I'll have to go visit those ladies. ♥

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  8. Hello sweet Heather! I love your gorgeous spring garland! You did such a beautiful job and I love the fabrics you used! Your stitching is so perfect, as always! It looks beautiful hanging in your living room! Love the sweet little vintage clothespins! I wish you a beautiful and creative week too! Love to you dear friend! Paula xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Paula!! Love you too, sweet friend!! xo Heather

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  9. That is adorable - I love those fabric combinations!

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  10. that is so cute - love it!

    Nikki x

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  11. That is the sweetest garland ever!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  12. this is such a beautiful garland Heather!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  13. Super cute!! Love the gingham and retro prints:-) xoxo

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  14. That is such a sweet little easter bunny garland! I am always so amazed by all the talent and creativity out here in blogland... so many things end up pinned to my boards because I want to make them all, but there aren't enough hours in the day... Love all your recent gingham creations. It's one of my favorite fabrics.

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  15. I love your garland!!!!!...and gingham is one of my favorite fabrics to work with:)

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  16. Aren't those sweet. I like the gingham background ; )

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  17. Pure sweetness, Heather. I love every project you create. The gingham and lovable little bunnies...What a darling swag!
    Have a Happy Day, my dear friend.
    Bunny hugzzzzz,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  18. Such a beautiful and cute Easter garland. I think it oozes charm and cuteness and I love the use of the pegs, too sweet. xxx

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  19. These are absolutely beautiful! I love your posts, they fill me with inspiration :D

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  20. Heather that is so fresh and cheerful....just lovely...
    bestest
    daisy x

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  21. Oh this is so you Heather - adorable.

    xo Danielle

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  22. So sweet, Heather! I like the way you've pinned the garland together too..very versatile.

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  23. Oh I love those sweet bunnies!! Your garland is too cute! Thanks for sharing the templates! :) Hope you have a wonderful week! xo Holly

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  24. ps. I got your very sweet envelope in the mail today!! Thank you soo soo much! I wasn't expecting anything and got so excited while opening it! :) Such a sweet fabric and card! Thank you Heather!! :) xo Holly

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  25. Heather your bunnies, gingham and lace are sooo cute. You are such an inspiration.
    Hugs
    donna

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  26. You amaze me that you find the time to make all your beautiful creations!

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  27. So so adorable !!! Love how you combined the two !!!

    Happy Spring !
    Donna

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  28. It is just adorable. I lve the color combinations.

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  29. You combined these patterns wonderfully! Love the gingham backdrop for the vintage prints. The lace trimming at the bottom was a sweet touch, too. Have a lovely day!

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  30. Oh Heather, this Easter banner reminds me so much of the 70's when I was a teenager and young bride. I loved gingham so much - and eyelet lace. I love how you put retro things together, and I love how neat and pretty everything is.

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  31. Hey Heather -- everytime you make something new you outdo yourself. The garland is adorable. And the placemat in your previous post for little A was so sweet. You certainly received lots of wonderful goodies in the mail. Enjoy and have a fabulous day! Tammy

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  32. That is just so cute! I need to give a bit more thought to Easter ... it's approaching fast isn't it!

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