Friday, February 12, 2016

February prayer flag - the fabric version

As I said in the previous post, the theme for our February prayer flags is "Faith" and the inclusion is "hand". This is my fabric version of a prayer flag for the challenge.

I started with an image transfer onto fabric. I printed a cropped section of the Hand of God painting and used Golden gel medium to transfer it to fabric. I was pretty pumped about this - it turned out to be one of the best image transfers I've done.

Next I sewed an assortment of doilies and lace pieces to my muslin flag and machine stitched the image transfer to the center.

I found this interesting item in a box of my Mom's sewing notions. I believe it's half of a frog. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that's what Mom used to call them. I only used the half with a loop on one end and I used the loop to attach ribbons and streamers that will dangle and move when the flag is hung. On one of the ribbons I wrote "Let your faith be bigger than your fears".

To balance the frog with the streamers I stamped the word FAITH and attached it to the bottom left.

This is the completed flag. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Prayer Flag

The theme for our February prayer flag is Faith and the inclusion is a hand.

As soon as I saw this I knew I wanted to include our favorite Grandchild, Jonah's hands (relax, I'm not playing favorites, he's our only grandchild).

It's been a long time since I've had a toddler in the house. I'd forgotten you don't keep a 1 year old still for very long and the thought of holding his hands on tissue paper so Grandma could trace them was a total foreign concept to him and he wasn't having it for long! So... the hands on my flag are roughly based on Jonah's hands.