Saturday, 23 April 2016

Festival Bunting

Hello........ Sorry I've not been around I've been struggling with my health and trying to rest up for, then recover from a appointment I had on Wednesday.

So onto the bunting, at the beginning of April a musician friend of mine had a birthday, so I decided to make some festival bunting as gift, so they can decorate there massive bell tent when they go to festivals. The idea for this came when I spotted this musical fabric when I went for my Sewing machine lesson back in February.

So I cut out some bunting pennants using pinking shears

and used Bondaweb to fuses two pieces together to make my flags, as well as the musical fabric I also added some orange 

and golden gingham to the mix to help balance up the colours.

Now you see I'm a bit rubbish at maths but knew I needed quite a lot of bunting, so in the end I just used all that was left on this reel bias binding, I previously used this binding to make some seaside bunting .here

Cutting the binding into two equal strips I ended up with about a nine metres length for my bunting.

9 metres!!! 

now that's a lot of pinning and sewing, I pinned the pennants in place under the binding in groups of about six before

getting busy with the sewing machine, then pinning the next lot and so on......

It took a while (we're talking days, with my limited crafting time) to sew it all together, after the flags were all stitched to the bias binding I then put another piece over the top and stitched back along lenght until....


I had bunting that looked like this.

The next problem was how take you photograph of bunting that is this long, well in the end  'P' kindly hung it in the tree for a bit of a photo shoot.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Butterfly Birthdays

Hello........... Just a quick card making post for today, more butterflies they do seem to be a bit of a theme for me this year.

These were a couple of cards I made for friends birthdays recently, using some pretty butterfly attachments I received for Christmas. Using cream and blue card blanks I added the butterflies and a  paper border

some pretty ribbon,

not forgetting a bit of added sparkle


Happy Crafting
Clare xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Patchwork March

Hello............. Here's my March round up.

Lots of Yarny goodness and some new crafts too, eating clean and some music, I've been trying to learn a old time fiddle tune each week on the mandolin, with my brain fog and playing just a few minutes a day it's hard to get them to stick, so one a weeks about my limit at the moment.

Spring time out in the garden is so very pretty I love this time a year, the Easter bunny very kindly left me some lovely Viola's I just love how they look like they are painted with watercolour, lots else going on too with Polyanthus and lots of spring bulbs.
Here are  a couple of patchworks I shared to sum up the month of March over on Instagram

Well that's about it for March, sorry I've not been about too much lately I've been struggling a lot with dizziness I'm like a human weeble, (except sometimes I do fall down).  Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last few posts, I read them all, sorry I'm just not well enough to respond to them at the moment.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx