Our miracle RAINBOW BABY BOY arrived 8/2018

1st IVF = BFN
2nd IVF = Baby A, born May 2015
3rd IVF = Miscarriage at 14 weeks
4th IVF = BFN
After we paid for 5th IVF, positive pregnancy without IVF!

Because the important moments in life just don’t fit in a status update! I started this blog when I was training for my first ½ Ironman, (70.3 miles) to record what I hoped would be growth and progress but ended up being a huge learning experience. Although fitness is one of the key ingredients to a happy life, it certainly isn't the only ingredient. My blog has evolved to document growth, progress and setbacks in other areas too. From my surprise proposal in Rome and wedding in the fall of 2013, to Mom's devastating stage IV cancer diagnosis and death 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Who knows what shape it will take, but thanks for being along for the ride.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

DIY No-Sew Banner

If you're like me, you like the idea of crafting more than actually completing the projects. If I spent the time and money required to make half everything I've pinned on Pinterest, I would be out of a job. I'm hosting a surprise 63rd birthday party for my Mom on Saturday, and I wanted to make something special. This new-sew banner was easy, fun, and sort of addicting. If I have a girl someday, I hope to re-use this for her birthday. Also, I plan to make more for Halloween, Christmas, even they 4th of July!

Inside & out


  • 4-5 different fabric patterns, 1 yard each
  • Glue Gun
  • Iron
  • Twine
  • Cardboard for template
  • Stitch Witchery ($2.99 in fabric section of Wal-Mart)

Use a ruler to draw your template. You may be tempted to free hand, but trust me on this. Once this is cut out, fold your fabric inside out to draw your lines.

Repeat until you have completed with all different fabric patterns. Arrange on ironing board and glue gun middle to the twine. Then, take the Stitch Witchery and cut to fit along edges. Iron to seal. 
That's it!

I initially bought 1 yard of each fabric, but because I'm making several, I went back for another 1/2 yard each. The amount of fabric you need depends on how many you want to make.

Say G'Day Saturday

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial at the Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party. I just pinned your post!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz