Sunday, 28 July 2013

Hi Baby Bunting!

It's been a busy few weeks, hence my being MIA for a while. Between job hunting and helping my daughter move house there's been little time for making. So I'm squeezing in little and often bursts of energy at the sewing machine this week and attacking the stash.

Tis the season for celebration and all things outdoors which naturally makes me think of afternoon tea and bountiful bunting strewn across the scaffolds of drafty marquees. What if you want to recreate the look and feel, but have limited space? My mini bunting garland is the answer!

A great way to use of a fabric stash, bunting makes a fantastic finishing touch to a vintage style tea party or wedding.

Here is my retro floral bunting in cream and jam colourway. The background is ivory with a rosebud print in soft red and pink with little touches of yellow and powder blue. Hung on natural cream bias binding. Gorgeous!

And if you're a stickler for the genuine article, my vintage bunting is just the thing.

This mini bunting garland is made from vintage 1960s Burgess Ledward Frome fabric upcycled from curtains. The fabric is a light cotton in white with a fantastic floral print in chartreuse, mint and grey. Hung on crisp white bias binding.

My mini bunting makes a beautiful addition to your home too. As the flags are small, they add a welcome splash of colour and texture without being overbearing.

This luxury  bunting is made from a range of vintage and retro fabrics; Toile de Jouy, linens and florals. Instead of the usual bias binding, this bunting is made with Broderie Anglaise trim making it extra special and perfect for a shabby chic bedroom. My bedroom in fact!

I've teamed it here with a padded screen I made and covered with vintage floral cotton, a chair made by my partner's company Collingwood Sofas, and my favourite French ticking and crochet cushions.

I've also found space in my kitchen diner for a little bit of bunting!

This soft red stripe fabric brightens up my bookcase, adding interest and a touch of softness.

It's a great way to bring a scheme together.

Bunting is available ready made on (you guessed it) the Bunting page or why not have your own bespoke bunting made up? You can send me your fabric scraps or use from my fabric stash. Prices start from only 50p per flag. Click here to email for more details or to place an order.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Creative Crafting Blog Tour - Have you got your ticket?

Do you write a blog?
Would you like more followers?
How about taking part in the first Creative Crafting Blog Tour?

This Summer we will be boarding our Crafty Bus and taking our readers on a magical mystery tour of everything creative!What does this have to do with me I hear you say! Well …

A bus tour needs stops! And we don’t just have bus stops, we have BLOG STOPS!
Join us as a stop for this event and lay on something special for your guests when they arrive. You will know which day we are all coming so don’t worry we won’t turn up and catch you in your pj’s! If you are super keen you can even schedule your post ready to welcome everyone without you even having to be there. It is up to you what you do:
  • A giveaway
  • A competition
  • A project
  • An interesting feature
  • A funny story
Don’t forget that the more interesting your item is, the more likely the visitors are to return to your blog over and over again. So have a think and look out for more information on how to grab your stop spot!

A full list of our stops will be published in the next issue of Creative Crafting, on the blog and on the website. There will be lots of publicity on our social networks and apps so don’t miss out and let’s have some fun! You will also receive a colourful BLOG STOP badge for your blog.
For more information and to apply to be a blog stop please visit the Creative Crafting site here

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A website re-vamp for the new season

I've been a busy bee again following my post-CRAFTfest break. I felt the website needed a refresh so I've changed the theme and added content to the home page.

Now, time for me to concentrate on making new stock for the new season. I have an ever growing fabric stash which is in desperate need of some attention. So off to the sewing machine I go. If only I could escape this incessant heat, I'm sure I'd be far more productive. Oh for the joy of air conditioning!