Hello lovely people. There are 50 of you now! Do you know that actually freaks me out?! Welcome, I am so chuffed that you are interested in the comings and goings of a nanna-craft-loving mumma of 2 little boys.
I write this little blog for two reasons. Firstly, as an outlet to record stuff that I am happy to share with complete strangers and friends alike. And to have a profile beyond just a name so that you can know who it is that leaves random comments on your blog- its nice to click to a person and not just a name isn't it?
As you may know, I am quite late to this sewing caper. I have been sewing since late 2010, actually since blogging. And when I say sewing, its an every-so-often thing, not a daily jaunt much like my blogging!! So it is no surprise that I have never made bunting before despite loving it to bits. Yes, if a mag has bunting on the cover you can pretty much guarantee that I will buy it. Sucker.
Remember the December Baby Quilt? He came early! And now that he is here, I thought the quilt was not quite macho enough. Little baby Jakob needed more diggers and less flowers!
The fabric is from Spotlight and the binding was a premade. I bought the fabric to make some pjs for my step grandson, also named Jacob, which I am halfway through making. And bunting is the perfect solution for large scraps!
I used the same red fabric as I used on the quilt's binding for the letters. I have to thank Rachel for this idea of personalised bunting as her's was the first time I saw this idea.
No one warned me that bunting making is addictive! I then whipped up a lovely girly one for my dear little friend Ella whom you may know from here. I've known Ella's mum since I was 7. I can hardly believe that Ella is 5 already.
I used fat quarters from Spotlight. A purchase I made back when I started sewing as I was determined to sew something girly. But because I have sons, no girly excuse came until I figured out bunting that is!!
This time I backed each flag with the same fabric as its front and the letters are actually the back of a printed fabric because I didn't have a pink solid!
Now that I have these two projects done and dusted, I can concentrate on getting the rest of my christmas crafting done. You see, our family christmas is this Sunday!! Yikes. Still have 4 gifts to make. I don't want to bring it down to the wire just in case they flop and a quick run in to DJ's is required.
What are you making for christmas presents or is time running out for you too?