Friday, 18 January 2013

Spring Bunting

I can't help but feel the irony in posting about Spring Bunting on the day that we first get snow! It has been a fabulously snowy day mind, althought the Littlies weren't too sure about it: it took about thirty minutes to get them all dressed up to go outside, only to have them want to come in after ten minutes because they were too cold!


Back to the Spring Bunting though! I first got the inspiration when I was reading Tracy's blog and saw the beautiful scrappy bunting that she'd made. I'd found some linen scraps whilst starting to sort through my sewing space and thought that it would make a perfect alternative to my autumnal wreath, which was starting to look a little unseasonal!

I went the shabby chic route and zig-zagged around the two sides and bottom edge of my scraps, lining up the edge of my fabric with the edge of the sewing machine foot...


...used a seam-ripper to tease out the outside threads to leave me with frayed sides...


...had a sort through my thread collection to pick out the perfect colours (I went with lilac and spring green in the end!) to attach my flags to the ribbon...


...and then went through my button collection as I wanted a couple of buttons at each end of the garland to hide the loop that I'd be hanging them up with (I went with pink in the end)...


..and that was it - I was ready to go! So here is my Scrappy Spring Bunting all hung up, except now you can see snow on all those trees and plants in the backgound!!!
Scrappy Spring Bunting by fabricandflowersuk


I hope you've all had a lovely day - maybe even a snow day?! - and see you soon, 

S x

Todays sky ● white! It snowed most of the day!





8 comments:

patchwork chickens said...

Hi Sonia , what lovely bunting ,it certainly says spring with those fresh zingy colours !
Thanks for the link and glad to be of help on the inspiration front .x
Keep warm and cosy and enjoy the snowy scenery by you and Have a lovely weekend . Tracyx

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Love the Spring bunting Sonia! Especially those lovely soft frayed edges. And the snow's reflective white gives a beautiful lightness to your pics. Happy snowy weekend! E !

Lynne said...

Ironic indeed! I've only had the snow since Friday, and I'm bored with it already. I love your photos, the colours in them are so cheery.

Sonia said...

Thanks Tracy, and thanks for popping by :) x

Sonia said...

Ah, thanks E :) It's amazing how much brighter the world is with snow in it, isn't it?! Hope you had a lovely snowy w/e too x

Sonia said...

Thanks Lynne :) I only like snow when it's freshly fallen and untouched - it's horrible when it gets all dirty and slushy!

rosyhill said...

So pretty. I think it's difficult to make shabby chic look so neat - elegantly frayed not eaten by a dog! Abigail x

Sonia said...

Ah, thanks Abi :) x

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