Monday, August 30, 2010

Simple things make me smile . . . bunting edition

Natural linen, aqua/red/grey, flea market fancy and bunting . . . as the song goes, these are a few of my favorite things. Making this little bunting was so fun and it really makes me happy just looking at it all cute and festive. I have a feeling we are going to have a few open surfaces sporting some bunting in the upcoming months.
I am thinking Happy Birthday Bunting, Happy Valentine's Day, Earth Day, Happy Holidays, Happy Halloween, maybe even a few silly ones . . . Santa, Noel, Ho/Ho/Ho . . . how about the kids names on some for their rooms, or the word play, explore, go wild in the playroom. Brace yourself family this house is about to become buntalicious. We will see how long it lasts, I think one of my favorite parts of the bunting I just finished was the scrappy bias tape paired with the linen and the fact it was made using my favorite HTF/OOP fabrics might make it hard to duplicate.
Okay enough of the bunting crazy talk . . . here is a sneak peak of the bunting made for my Urban Home Goods partner. I am pretty sure she might now I am her partner, but if I showed the linen side of the bunting, it would be a dead giveaway! So here are some random bunting shots!
This little project really only took a few hours to complete and I think the cutting and ironing took longer than the sewing. It was fun to practice poppy treffrey style coloring on fabric in making the designs and letters. I can see where one could become addicted to drawing with thread!
The main thing I worked on late last week and over the weekend were my blocks for the 3 x 6 bee. Most of them are in the mail and here are all 6 together. The block is based upon this tutorial from Twin Fibers. It is a wonderful block and would make a great pillow, wall hanging, etc . . . with something special in the center square.
The best part is they are all in the mail and I can breath a sigh of relief, that another deadline has been met!
Okay off to make some more bunting . . . the kids loved it and I promised them!

2 comments:

erica said...

congratulations on finishing! The blocks look gorgeous, I gotta check out that tutorial...

SplendorFalls said...

Oh those blocks are gorgeous! Gotta check out that tutorial; thanks!

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