why don't you just make it?

A couple weeks ago I was running around town on a shopping spree.  Tim was out of town.  The boys {and myself} needed fall clothes.  I needed some cute Halloween Decorations, pumpkin candles and all things Fall.  It was the perfect storm.  A few hundred dollars later, my sister called.  She's kind of like my guilty conscience.

"Oh great" I immediately said into the phone,  "You don't want to know what I've been doing."

"Let me guess...eating McDonald's?  A Donut?  Drinking a Red Bull?  What?"

Usually she is my guilty conscience about eating.  I have a problem with food as well, but that's a whole different story.

"No!"  I shouted.  "I would never eat those horrible things!"  {I may not have said that}.  "I've been out spending money like crazy.  I'm not sure what's gotten into me, but I've got to stop. 

"Guess what I got?"  I continued to spew out all the awesome things I bought.  As I started to tell her about all my cute Halloween decorations and my dilemma about the perfect Halloween banner I hadn't found yet, she actually had the guts to say said;

"Why don't you just make it?" 

"Oh sister.  We've gone over this.  I don't sew.  I have three boys.  It's so much easier just to buy things."  I gave her all my lame excuses.  But then, she sent me these pictures and I knew I had to roll up my craft sleeves and get busy.

I do have a creative side in me that is just dying to get out, but I oppress it with all those lame excuses.  Or, I'm just too busy eating food that's not good for me.  Either way, it took me a couple weeks, but I finally got my sister to post her amazing tutorial for her Burlap Bunting Banner.  She's now making a "Give Thanks" one.  Check out the tutorial {and my adorable niece} here.

These are pretty cute too....just burlap and hemp.

In my defense, I had already spray painted my Halloween stuff before my sister one-upped me with her "Boo" Banner!  

Who wants to make a banner with me?


coolkids said...

I wish I had time to be more "creative" and "crafty" I have had a banner/bunting on my to do list! Maybe I should do one for thanksgiving too!

BTW stop on by my blog I have a CSN giveaway!

Andi said...

I would love to make a banner with you. It is so cute! I want more Halloween decorations, but I don't want to spend the money. Making them would be fun!! Maybe you could make those for the make-it and take-its in december!!! Maybe a cute christmas one!

Annie said...

This is why I like you Britt. Well, among other reasons I guess:)

Melissa said...

i wish I was there to make this with you. Do you remember the Halloween banner and pillow I made for the prizes at the Halloween party last year. I posted a picture on my blog so I would remember to make one for my self this year. yeah, thats not going to happen. It was totally easy though.

Patty said...

CUTE, Darling - I'm so glad my daughters are creative!