Saturday, 12 June 2010

World Cup Fever

I thought I'd do my bit to help the England team today :) I'm not a football fan but it brings out your patriotic side! I managed to finish my smaller bunting last night (seen in the right hand corner) and bought a biscuit barrel in John Lewis to keep with the theme. I picked up some vintage fabric yesterday to make some bunting for my niece, Laura Ashley and quite a find. Anyway today I plan to have a quiet day of housework, washing, gardening, walking the dogs and sewing, oh ok maybe not housework! Whatever you are doing today I hope you enjoy it and that the sun shines and you manage to get into the garden and watch the game tonight.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

my little bundle of happiness

I found the time to finish my first bunting tonight. I made up the extra flags, positioned them in place - I changed the spacing to 6cms from 9cms, ironing as I went along. I bet I did this the long way round but I'll get the hang of this! Anyway by the time I'd finished it was almost midnight so the picture is just of my little bundle of flags all neat in their stack. It feels really great to finish something so quickly. My knitting projects are all over the place begging to be completed. Now I just need some sunshine so I can try them out in the garden - up high so the dog doesn't get them! He's in naughty mode and loves to pick up just about anything to take into the garden to chew.

Monday, 7 June 2010

my first bunting


Well I finally got around to buying my first sewing machine last weekend in John Lewis. Sadly I haven't had much spare time to do very much. I made a small padded birdie for a friends birthday and a heart to hang up. But then I decided last night to make my first bunting. I'm a bit late getting into this but now I've started I think there is no stopping me! It's addictive!

So here is a picture of my in-the-process bunting. I popped into a local charity shop today near to where I work and I was lucky to find a whole card filled with ric rac braid, bargain for £2 for so many metres. I also found a lovely piece of material to keep me going oh and some more buttons.