Friday, 8 April 2011

Bunting! (nothing to do with the 29th April)

So it's been quite a while since I last posted something. I can't actually believe it's been six months - where has the time gone? It's now Spring, thank goodness, and we've been having a few days of beautiful, un-British, sunshine.

I have some good excuses though for not blogging, one of them being that we dropped our camera in the park at the beginning of February and so I wasn't able to take any photos for a couple of months until we finally bought a new one a couple of weekends ago.

This is not strictly a wow-what-a-charity-shop-bargain post, but it does have an element of vintage in that two of the fabrics I used were second hand: the royal blue spotty fabric came from a vintage fair in Saltaire absolutely years ago and the navy floral print cotton is from an old dress I cut up.

I've been meaning to make bunting for my little girl's room for about eighteen months, ever since she was born in fact, but just never got round to it. I'm really pleased that I finally stopped procrastinating and finished it as it looks great in her room. I'm trying not to think about the fact that I could have actually bought it cheaper...not even including the hours I spent on it. However, it's bespoke! And that's a good thing, right? It's also a bit wonky (as with all my sewing) but that only adds to its charm. Just don't look too closely (surely no-one looks at bunting too closely anyway?)

I used the following fabrics:
Harlequin Distant Shores in cream (also used for the Roman blind - I bought metres of this when I was heavily pregnant. I also have plans to make a bean bag and a quilt - maybe in three years' time I'll have finished these?)
Blue spotty vintage cotton
Blue floral cotton from an old dress
Red stars cotton (Leeds market bargain)
White with strawberries cotton (ditto)
Red and cream stripey ribbon bought from the Hen House in Southwell

Bunting is so easy to make, I wish I'd made it a few months ago as my little girl is going to be moving into her big girl's room in the summer and I'll have to make a load more.


  1. Love it! I've been meaning to buy some for K too (as obviously I'm not clever enough to make it!). If you're taking orders please count me in!

  2. ps only just got the 29th reference. duh!

  3. I will make you some if you like the colours? I have enough to do another lot (and now there's no rush for another set for us). However it may take me YEARS! Can you handle the wait? xxx

  4. PS LOVE that you're commenting!