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Saturday, February 4, 2017

A little sewing project...

In the last week I've been working on some sewing; just a change from knitting and crocheting projects. A day or so after the project was finished, a friend sent me this very appropriate meme...a good reminder how stitching can be very therapeutic.


Next week is our granddaughter's first birthday and I had decided to make her some birthday bunting that could be reused year after year. I had made similar bunting for my niece's daughter 6 years ago and it has been useful.

 For that bunting I used letters from a Creative Memories stencil, but this time I chose some rather funky lettering from the site Shiny, Happy World. I found this site by googling Fabric Alphabets and it's a very useful site for tutorials and lots of free sewing projects.

So here is the finished bunting, all 19 letters of it.


I ended up hand stitching the letters and found it to be a relaxing task. I couldn't face machining all those curves! Lol.
To finish off the bunting I sewed novelty buttons on some of the flags. Here's a collage of 3 of the letters that I decorated with a novelty button.

DsD2 loved it when we handed it over last Thursday. She said they had been planning to make bunting out of cardboard...being a non sewer, she was impressed that I'd actually made it myself!!! ( few brownie points there I think! Lol)


20 comments:

margaret said...

what a lovely idea this will come out every year for years to come. Wondered though the bunting looks like triangles but the close up are hexagons or am I seeing things?

I am said...

Hi Maria what a beautiful bunting and what a cutie ,they grow up so fast xx

Dorothy said...

Ooh I love that bunting and what a great idea. I might have to look into trying to do something like that for my little Oliver. Your little Anthea is very cute - hope she has a very happy birthday. xox

Kim said...

LOVE your birthday bunting. It is bright and cheery and will add that little bit of 'special-ness' each year. How sweet little Anthea is.

Carolyn said...

What a great idea..looks good with all those bright colours.

biebkriebels said...

A great present for a birthday, so well made by you. Selfmade presents are the best I think.

goodnightgram said...

What a great idea to make a reuseable bunting! And it looks wonderful. best wishes on her first birthdat and many more.

diane b said...

You are so clever! Lovely collage too.

Marit Johanne said...

What a great idea! If I get grandchildren some day I will do that too. And little Anthea is adorable!

Kate said...

It's a lovely birthday banner, Maria.
Thanks for the link.

Nanna Chel said...

Lovely bunting, Maria. You have done a good job and no, I wouldn't have liked to machine sew those letters either.

Jackie said...

Nice!! I love the decorative buttons!!

God bless.

Maria said...

Can't believe that Anthea is one already...Happy Birthday Little one ..

The bunting is gorgeous Maria and I love the idea of the novelty buttons..

Helen S said...

Love it Maria, your productivity never fails to astound me!!
Do know where there are extra hours to be found in the day??😀😀😀

Sharmayne said...

Nice Work - the buttons are way cute addition too!

Susan said...

fabulous idea....must store that away for a "maybe one day" occasion.

Lin said...

What a lovely idea Maria - it looks great! xx

Sue (this n that) said...

Totally delightful Maria! The bunting is gorgeous and the sweet buttons add an extra smile. Anthea will grow up loving her Birthday Bunting :D)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your bunting looks wonderful! Belated, Happy Birthday to Anthea! xxx

Jayne M said...

Isn't she gorgeous?! My granddaughter's first birthday is coming up in March - I may have to make some bunting too!