This week we had the sweetest gal come in the store and she was looking for a birthday banner. I have a banner hanging on the wall in the store, and she said she wanted one similar to it. At first I thought she wanted to make it herself, but as I was helping her pick out papers, I realized that she wanted us to make it for her. I was very pleased that she had the confidence in us, especially when this was for her son’s first birthday party … and she wanted to keep it and hang it in on his bedroom wall.
She told us that he had received a little vintage airplane as a gift, so she wanted the banner to focus around traveling, vintage airplanes and colors for a little boy. If possible, she wanted a few vintage airplanes to put up on the wall for added decoration.
Now I had no vintage airplanes in the store at all, so I called on my good friend Barb to ask her if she could help me out and cut me a few with her silhouette. I gave her some different papers and off she went that day returning with these vintage planes the next day. Aren’t they awesome!!!
I made a pattern for the banner pendant, cut the chipboard backings and patterned paper and handed those pieces over to Chantel. I had a few appointments that day, so Verena, another good friend, came in to help wherever she could. I must say that we all had a lot of fun giving input for the final result.
Verena had a brilliant idea to put propellers on the planes, but low and behold, shortly after she thought of that idea, she also had to run off … so it was very fortunate for us that Anne, another great friend, was there and quickly jumped in to find a propeller that would work.
A total group project … I love how it turned out … but I must say … the very best part was texting a few pictures of the final banner to the Mom to tell her it was ready to be picked up. Her reply made it all so worthwhile …
“Ooooo WOW …. I am amazed. You have done an awesome job. Thank you so much. I love it.“
It’s days like this that make me realize how blessed I am to be doing the job I do.