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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Flags on a Stick

Hooray! It's my day to share what I've been making for the Flags on a Stick Blog Hop.  
This blog hop was organized by our super blog hop queen Madame Samm of Sew we Quilt, with cheerleading by fabulous Thearica at Pigtales and Quilts. 
Please visit these blogs to see what everyone has made.                                                                       


Mine is going to be an inside flag for my sewing room and I wanted it to be inspirational with a vintage theme.

So first I found a really really cute free vintage image at Doe-c-Doe.  You can find this sweet little elephant HERE on the Flickr Stream
Then I added some motivational words. 


I cut my stitchery into an oval shape and attached it to some gorgeous Tilda fabric. (With my trusty $2 glue stick - just check it says suitable for fabric on the label.  I find it just as good as any expensive quilt shop glue) 
Then I attached it to some felted woollen blanket. (Again with the glue stick)
and I stitched buttons around the oval.
I added a ric-rac border attaching it with colonial knots (french knots would be just as good).  I made sure you could still see some of the wool blanketing around the edge.

I plan to string a line across my sewing room and this will be the first in a series of happy flags with a positive messages.

This blog hop was very kindly sponsored by Flags on a Stick.  Huge thanks to them and to Madam Samm and to Thearica and to all the flag makers and to everyone who hopped around to take a look at all the flags on the Flags on a Stick blog hop.
I've got another two gorgeous Ric Rac patterns to giveaway.  If the winner is a follower I'll pop in a third pattern too.  

Just leave me a happy comment regarding the blog hop and you will be in the draw. Don't forget to let me know if you are a follower.  I'll announce the winner next Wednesday.
Have a wonderful day
Love

76 comments:

  1. what a very sweet flag Melody...... and I love that verse.....
    Hugz
    (PS please don't worry to include me on the giveaway.... my todo list is too long already!! haha)

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  2. Your flag is so cute! And thanks for the chance to win those patterns! I'd love to make the hedgehog! And of course I'm a follower! :0)

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  3. Your flag is so precious! Well done!

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  4. That little elephant is just gorgeous..well done Mel and what a great idea for the sewing room.

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  5. Just LOVE your sweet flag....the buttons such a nice touch!!! This has been such a great hop...so many wonderful flags-a-wavin'.....I will hate to see it end.

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  6. Melody, Everything about your flag is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  7. Your flag is so cute - love the saying!!

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  8. I really love your flag, and the hedgehog pattern is wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  9. Your flag is just gorgeous Mel. That little ballerina elephant is so cute!

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  10. Great words of wisdom and a fabulous flag. The embellishments are SEW perfect!

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  11. How adorable! And what a great idea to have them hanging in your sewing room! Awesome job!

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  12. I love your dancing elephant. Beautiful stitching. Great idea to add inspirational flags around in your sewing room. I might have to do the same.

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  13. What a great flag and the tutorial on how you made it, 2 sweet! I follow via email.

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  14. Your flag is gorgeous and of course I'm a frequent follower.....

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  15. Your flag is a perfect addition to the blog hop; the little elephant with the tutu is sew adorable!

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  16. A fabulous flag Mel, with such a positive message.I love the little dancing Elephant.
    I guess you know I am a follower.
    Cheers R.

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  17. what a lovely happy mini Mel this is such a lovely blog hop and i am one very happy follower.xx

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  18. Yours is a great flag... love it!!! :)

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  19. Your flag is so cute that elephant will be good company in the sewing room.

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  20. I've been waiting oh so patiently for your turn in the great flag hop... and you certainly didn't disappoint.. It is gorgeous... such a cute, vintagey feel to it. Just love it and the words. Well done Mel xx

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  21. this so reminds me of vintage and with all the buttons and ric arc a true reflection of the beauty inside and outside your heart.

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  22. How could we not follow your blog it's just wonderful.

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  23. Melody this is absolutely adorable! I love, love, love your elephant - such a sweet face. And I love your idea of a banner in your sewing room. I may have to borrow that idea! blessings, marlene

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  24. Your flag is fantastic!!! This certainly goes in to my files for later ideas. Great job!

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  25. Your flag is very clever, with a wonderful, vintage feel.

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  26. Love your flag...I remember these elephants...just love what you did with your flag. Sew creative!

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  27. what a great motivational flag! I need something like that to remind me not to be so negative! I'm a follower.

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  28. Lovely work, Melody. Gorgeous embroidery. I love the finish with the buttons and the ric rac and colonial knots.

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  29. Am a follower!


    Just love your flag! The colors are beautiful and the ballerina elephant is wonderful!

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  30. Beautiful work, love the added buttons and rick rack, so adorable!

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  31. Melody, she's just adorable; a project I would do so thanks for the great photos! And I've been a long time follower and always enjoy your posts.

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  32. What a cute little elephant and I love the encouraging message. Great job. I'm a follower of your blog and would love a chance to win.
    Take care!!

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  33. Such a cute flag. I have been enjoying the hop and getting so much inspiration from all the wonderful flags.

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  34. sew cute and I love the knots on the rick rack they just add that little something special to fame up your flag. thanks for sharing
    have a great day
    in stitches

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  35. Love the flag. How adorable!! I'm a follower and would love to stitch - the blog hop is fabulous.

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  36. That is just gorgeous, Mel! I love the way you've used the buttons and ric rac - they really set the simple embroidery off beautifully.

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  37. Your flag is adorable Melody, I love the idea of having a series of positive flags hanging around !

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  38. So cute! Your stitching is perfect. Have fun making a whole series of them.

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  39. This is the sweetest flag I have seen, thanks for sharing. xx I follow with GFC.

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  40. That is darling and very well done.

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  41. How absolutely darling! The elephant the fabric the stitches and of I love the rickrack! I use rickrack a lot and I like to add French knots too. I like the idea of stringing a series across your room too.

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  42. You do beautiful embrodery work. Your flag is so cute. I love all your embellishments!

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  43. I love that vintage elephant on your lovely flag! So cute!

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  44. This is adorable! All the little details are sew sweet. Thank you for sharing and brightening my day.
    I have been a happy follower for some time. Thanks for the chance to win :) Pat

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  45. I signed up to follow your blog. Your flag is sew adorable. Wonderful use of buttons. I have many in my stash of treasures. Hope to get new ideas from you how to use them.Like the idea of hanging flags in your sewing room.

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  46. This is so adorable! I love buttons of all kinds so that really speaks to me. Nancy Zieman told us at a workshop to use a plain ole glue stick so that's what I do.

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  47. If she isn't just about the cutest little thing I have ever seen. What a fabulous flag! And a great message!

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  48. love the rick rack treatment...love!

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  49. Your flag is so cute. I love it

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  50. Your adorable flag has such a,sweet, vintAge feel to it!! I love it! And yes, I'm a follower.

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  51. The idea of flags with positive motivation--GREAT! That would be a fun workshop day. I think I will mention it to our guild. We should have a bunch of these on hand for members in need of a little cheer. Hmm...I think I am inventing a retreat class right now in my head! I follow via GFC but I was looking for a Bloglovin' button. Have you tried that one? I get emails with my favorite blogs just about every day.

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  52. Your flag is very cute and very inspirational.

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  53. Awww, your stitches are precious and love the buttons around. Beautiful job!

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  54. What a sweet, darling flag! The buttons are such a nice touch and we love the positive message it gives.

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  55. Love the flag, so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  56. Your flag looks very cute and the stitching is wonderful! A series of flags with a positive message is a good idea.

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  57. Before I even read of your give I became a follower because I am in love with your flag. This positive sweet girly pink and blue has me swooning. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  58. Oh my do I love your flag!!! Embroidery, buttons, ric rack...all some of my most favorite things! :)

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  59. Ooooo...so cute!! What a darling little flag and you did such a beautiful job with the vintage theme. It will look beautiful in your sewing room.

    -Soma

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  60. Love your elephant, they're a favourite of mine. The idea of different flags in the sewing room really appeals to me. I've been following for quite a while by email. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  61. I do so love vintage images!! Lovely flag and wonderful sewing room decor idea :)

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  62. That is a wonderfully positive message; one I could use when I'm working on my FMQ!! What a darling design. All your embellishments were great though the knots on the rick rack are perfect and an element I need to remember. Thanks.

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  63. This is by far the cutest piece of embroidery work I have ever seen. Just darling and the message is delightful. You have a keen eye for color with the touches of red-orange.

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  64. Thank you Melody for a lovely flag!

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  65. Very cute flag! Pretty stitchery.
    GFC follower: nicolesender

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  66. Very pretty flag. I just love your sweet elephant.

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  67. WOW You have done an excellent job on the flag. She is gorgeous. I am a follower

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  68. Your flag is gorgeous! I'm a follower.

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  69. Very cute flag. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. I’m a follower too. You always have something so interesting to show us! :-)

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  71. Lovely flags! I love the idea of a string of positive comments! Beth @ Words & Stitches. pbstrand@msn.com

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  72. She is adorable! And indeed, I believe she will...

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  73. Hi Mel, I just LOVE your flag, so gorgeous! And such pretty colours. And what a cute little ellie....

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