Sunday, 9 February 2014

Seaside Bunting part 2

Hello...... So here's part two of my seaside bunting make, you can find part one of this make 'here' if you need to have a catch up.

So all the pennants were hand stitched and ready to be assembled. So it was time to put the ironing board up and meet Mr Bondaweb

Wow this stuff is fab, how can I not have come across it before. I tell you it nearly made it to my year of happy post that week!!

So any road I cut out slightly smaller triangles of the oh so magical Bondaweb

and ironed it onto the underside of my decorated pennants, at first I was a bit nervous about melting sequins and thread but it was all fine.

Then all I had to do was iron the second flag on top and my pennants were ready to be attached to the bias binding.

Now for a newbie stitcher I thought this bit would be tricky and it was a little, I measured then pinned my flags in place under one side of the binding and then pinned another piece of binding on top.

So that's two lengths of bias binding in total leaving about 40cm free each end before the flags began.

I managed to find this lovely navy polka dot bias binding on Amazon which I think is a pretty perfect match with the pennants.

The next day it was time to thread up my Mum lovely old singer sewing machine, and stitch the top and bottom of the binding in place.  This I found hard work for me, with so little energy, it put me in bed for a couple of days but at least it was done and my bunting was finished. Paybacks just no fun when it comes to ME/Lyme disease.

 'Seadise Bunting' hanging in the Summerhouse

Here's a bit of a closer look.

The bunting will be going on exhibition next weekend at the local library

but after that it doesn't have a home. 

So the plan is that I'm going to donate it to a charity auction that is to be held later in the year, to raise funds for the charities 'Invest in ME' and 'Shelter'.  The auction lots are all going to be handmade by crafter's from a Facebook group I'm a member of called Chronic Creatives. Which is a fab group for creative people who suffer from Chronic Illnesses.

A similar auction was held last year and we raise over £500.00 so it's all good.

I'll probably share a link on here nearer the time in case anyone wants to have a look to see what's up for auction and maybe even have a bid on something.

Before I go I just wanted to say a huge congratulations to Jenny Jones for winning Bronze in the Snowboard Slopestyle Final, at the winter olympics wow what a amazing sport and the UK's first medal on snow.

Linking up with Chrissie's Stitching Sundays 
and Nicoles KCCO 

Happy Crafting 

Clare xx 


  1. Well done Clare, you've done a fab job with these, they really are special! Wishing you all the best with the auction! Hugs, Joy xo

  2. That is some really lovely bunting, all the detail is so gorgeous. Great job! It really sucks when the hobbies you love make you poorly but this bunting is a triumph xxx

  3. Beautiful bunting. Great details on the flags. I wish I was by the sea right now instead of anticipating more snow.

  4. Oh Clare your bunting is so beautiful, your details are gorgeous and it looks perfect in your Summerhouse. I am so envious of your sewing machine (I learnt to sew at school with one of these machines - oh the memories). Sorry it made your poorly and hope you are better now.
    Good Luck with the Auction and I hope it raises lots and lots of pennies.


  5. Your bunting is beautiful and such a wonderful idea to donate it to this vey worthwhile cause, I hope that it will bring lots of joy to others in all of the different ways that it will be used. I hope that the exhibition goes well too!! xx

  6. These flags are gorgeous Clare. I have to say that I have never ventured into the world of bondaweb but only heard good things about it. I think this is such a gorgeous item to auction off. I haven't heard about this, so yes please share the link so I can have a look please. Hope the diet is going ok?? Sending much love xxx

  7. Thanks for sharing how you made the seaside bunting, Clare! To me your work should bring in a wonderful profit, and I think it is so lovely of you to donate it. :) xx

  8. Love the buntings, you did a great job for a wonderful cause.

  9. Dear Clare
    Your bunting looks great - huge congratulations! What a lovely idea for a new home for it too - I am sure that the person who gets it will be thrilled.
    Hope you will feel like crafting again soon.
    Best wishes

  10. Your handmade hanging looks beautiful. Handmade decorations made in our house will make us happy when we see them and enjoy.

  11. Gorgeous bunting! I came across your blog via Frontier Dreams, I have M.E. myself.