Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Banner

For Easter, all the church Bible study groups were tasked with making banners, and to think up a service project to do in the near future.

Of course, scrap fabric junkies over here volunteered (unpacking, what's that?).

And a couple hours later Sak came up with this:

Yes, that is his pink-man-cave-carpet in the background. Why he decided to bring all the supplies down from the craft room instead of just doing the whole thing in the craft room must be a strange side effect of the froofy carpet, I'm guessing.

Anyway, it doesn't look even since the picture was taken at an angle.  I originally wanted to make a more Asian-styled banner, but for some reason we only had triangular pieces of scrap.

And doesn't it look like a pair of pants?! Like the kind that go up past your belly button? Huhuhuhu.

We brought the flag, a shower rod, a curtain rod, some felt, scissors and the hot glue gun to Bible Study for help decorating it.

Here's the finished creation:

Yes, we have grapes AND strawberries on the same vine. Why not?

I kind of wish we had worked on the wording a bit more (colored in with crayon), but the kids had fun anyway!

John 15:5, in case anyone's wondering:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Our service project is to pick fresh fruit, and then serve it along with dinner to SF's CityTeam.  Of course, we could just buy the fruit, but the parents in the group thought it would be more of a learning experience for the kids to know where food comes from.  They say it'll also be more of a fun, bonding experience - but after I spent a week of my childhood at peach camp in the hot baking armpit of California known as Dinuba - I'm a bit skeptical.

But in any case, I'm in charge of making some sort of flyer for the event, which should be interesting.  There's one request for a dancing strawberry, and hey - people should be careful what they wish for.

Have you ever gone to a fruit farm? Was it fun, or not worth the hassle?


  1. i think that's a great idea about the fruit farm. as someone who grew up in a suburb and didn't really get the concept of where food was from, i loved going to apple orchards and berry farms growing up.

    you all did a great job with the banner!

  2. hehehe: http://www.costumesupercenter.com/womens+costumes-humorous/5687PA-adult-strawberry-costume.html

    Great banner! What a multi-berry... vine. haha.

  3. Love the banner! And I'm with Pug, it's fun to go to a fruit farm! Plus it makes kids excited about fruit, which you have to admit is a good thing. Something about learning and seeing where something comes from (and especially getting to pick it yourself), and then getting to EAT IT. =)


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