Sunday, 11 November 2012

Handmade bunting

I've not had much chance to spend any time in the shed yet. But I have managed to make some bunting using fabric scraps, and a length of  pink and red bias binding. Red on one side and pink on the other. I thought I would use the red side for the Autumn and Winter. So far I have hung one strip along the back, and will try and make some more next week to hang along the front.


reversible bunting

strip of bunting

I  have also made something for my swap partner (see previous blog post),  but can't show the photo  yet as I want it to be a surprise!

I have been looking at ideas for a desk, including  charity shops, and the Ikea catalogue.  I moved a small round table and chairs inside,  the table and chairs were a bargain found on a camper van trip to Angelsey. The table top is a bit marked, so sometimes I use tablecloths on it.  I couldn't resist  making one in a soft pink cotton material, where I added a red and white spotted trim.  I cannot find the image, so I will have to add the photo to next weeks' Handmade  Monday if that's ok.

I have also seen  crochet and knitted bunting, I find it quite appealing to be sat in front of the fire with a basket of wool, making flowers and triangles. A great way to use up the tiny balls of wool  leftover from other  pieces of creativity.
I am now going over to take a peek at other projects over at Handmade Monday. I've not had much time to leave many comments lately  so hope to catch up.
Wendy x 

44 comments:

  1. Lovely reversible bunting. Can't wait to see how your crafty shed progresses.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you, maybe crochet/knitted streamers by next week!

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  2. your bunting is so pretty! and your tablecloth sounds lovely too - you''l have the place looking like the perfect crafting haven in no time i'm sure :) x

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    1. Thank you. It's a work in progress, only much more
      fun!
      Wendy

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  3. Such pretty bunting. I bet you can't wait to get into your shed and start crafting!

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  4. Bunting is a great way to decorate your work space :)

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  5. reversible bunting!?!?!?!?! what a genius idea!!
    that would be brilliant in a nursery if you didnt know what the baby was going to be.
    love it!

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    1. Thank you! I have to admit I already had the binding, and it was only when I started sewing the bunting that the 'reversible' theme clicked on!
      Wendy

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  6. The bunting looks lovely. I always think there's something a bit exciting and inspiring about bunting. Perfect for a workshed!

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    1. Thanks Wendy,
      I think it's going to be a feature in my sewing for a while yet!
      Wendy x

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  7. The bunting looks great! I have a soft spot for bunting, I've promised my daughter I'll make some for our summer camping trip (glamping) we even have solar powered fairy lights. Ooh they'd look good in your shed, fairy light!! Looking forward to more photos. Sarah

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    1. Thank you. We have fairy lights in our camper van, and even around the top end of our bed! Sort of like a night light. Yes the shed will eventually be adorned with them too!
      Wendy

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  8. Can't wait to find out what you have made for your swap partner ;)

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    1. Patience is a virtue (Or so I'm told)! :)

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  9. Your bunting is lovely - looking forward to seeing how you decorate your 'work room' - seems a shame to call it a shed. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thanks! I keep calling it the shed, but I am waiting for a flash of inspiration name wise. That could be a topic for a future blog!
      Wendy

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  10. I've just read the story of your shed, you've had to wait a long time but it looks like it was worth it. Lovely bunting, it always looks so friendly.

    Jan x

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    1. Thank you. There were times when I wondered if the wait would be worth it, but it looks just as if it has always been there now. So I am really grateful.
      Wendy

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  11. The bunting is lovely, such pretty fabric. And how clever to make it reversible to suit the seasons. The tablecloth sounds gorgeous too so I am looking forward to seeing the photo next week. x

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    1. Thankyou. It was a bit of a lightbulb moment! (see reply to JayNic Knit Knacks).
      Wendy

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  12. Shed is looking fab , bunting is looking even better ! Its going to be sew much fun moving in !! (Couldn't resist!!) Have a great week & looking forward to reading the next instalment! S x

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  13. Double sided bunting a great idea and your workspace sounds as if coming along well. Do you have a Phyllis Tuckwell furniture shop near you they often have good bargains with desks etc.

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    1. Thanks. I have never heard of the furniture shop you suggested, but I will look it up.
      Wendy x

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  14. There is something so simple yet elegant about bunting. I could have it everywhere!

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    1. By the time I've finished it will be! Practice makes perfect!...
      Wendy

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  15. Lovely bunting! I've just started by hitting the follow button on your blog so I look forward to keeping up with you and your creations! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow. I am trying to be a "better blogger"! Better get working on more creations!
      Wendy

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  16. How exciting! It's so lovely to have your very own work space, have fun! x

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    1. Thank you. I'm enjoying planning things.
      Wendy

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  17. Lovely bunting! Feeling quite jealous of your shed too ;)

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    1. Thank you. I can see it becoming very 'moreish'
      Wendy x

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  19. I love the sewing shed - and am very envious! I've recently learnt how to make bunting and am hooked! It is such a brilliant way to use my fabric stash and I can see all the lovely fabrics! Jo x

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    1. I'm trying to crochet little flowers as bunting now..watch this space...
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  20. I'm a great fan of bunting! and yours looks gorgeous! I'm insanely jealous of your shed too!
    Sue

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    1. Bunting does look so cheerful, I will be sewing some more.
      Wendy

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  21. Lovely Bunting well done and O what I would do for a Shed!

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    1. Thank you. It will be easier having things all together.
      Wendy

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  22. Hi Wendy, what a lovely shed! You will make it look wonderful if that bunting is anything to go by! Simmi x

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    1. Thanks. I can see the bunting getting quite addictive!

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