With the start of a new year I wanted to find a new word to guide me in my commitments and goals. After contemplating several choices, I've landed on the word PRIORITIES for 2014. Really, priorities encompass almost every choice I make, whether I acknowledge it or not. My goal is to think more about saying "yes" or "no" to how I live my life in every area.So, to start out the year with a 'bang', I thought that I'd fulfill a priority to share more blog tutorials front and center today! If you'd like to know how I made the simple "Word" Bunting above...read on!
Linen fabric cut into a 6 1/2 inch strip
Tag board stick-on-letters
Triangle rulerStart by pressing the linen fabric in half lengthwise and, placing the wide edge of the triangle ruler on the fold, cut as many triangles as you need to spell your "word".
Next, using matching thread, sew a casing along the top of each triangle. You can chain stitch the triangles and be done super fast with this part. I didn't even back stitch.
Thread a long piece of jute onto a bodkin (or safety pin).
Pass the jute through the casing on each linen triangle.
Press on the letters to spell your "word"
and tie a knot at the beginning and end of the word to keep it in place.
Done! These are cute hanging along curtain rods, mantels, book shelves, bulletin boards...wherever you need reminding of the priorities of life!
I think that I will make a bunting that says "Priorities" just to keep me motivated all through the year to keep things straight!
Do you have a word of the year for 2014?