Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Christmas bunting

Continuing on with the red and white theme, which is a bit of a feature around here at the moment, I've made some baby bunting as a surprise for my sister G. It's in the post and she'll get it tomorrow.


It's quite tiny compared to 'normal' bunting, just a wee bit bigger than the birthday bunting I made her. Last year I made her a little tree from vintage linen.


There's no easy way to take a decent photo of a string of bunting with the low light levels at the moment, so pics show a bunting 'pie'. The cotton tape (folded in half here) was bought on one of our days out together, the blanket is thrifted, and the buttons are all from my Mum's button box, which I inherited. So a bit of history here too.


I finally made my christmas cards today, and I'm really excited about them...so they'll get a post all of their own. You've been warned!

On a catching up note...I'm not! I'm way behind with responding to emails and comments, and I can't see much changing before I go away. Sorry. Where does the time go? My 'get to it and do it' list is still ominously long.

12 comments:

Heart in the country said...

Lovely bunting Diana, I sure your sister will be thrilled.

Have a lovely christmas!

Kx

sweetmyrtle said...

it's gorgeous Diana. She is going to be over the moon when she receives it. and it has special memories stitched in too... what could be better than that... so special.

Have a lovely rest of the week.
with love
Ginny xx

JuliaB said...

Gorgeous! And I love last year's tree too ... i think I might make one or two of those! x

kristina said...

Congratulations on finishing the bunting and cards! The bunting is lovely (as I'm sure the cards are, too). Sounds to me like you're getting loads done! K x

Simone said...

The bunting looks lovely Diana. I love the buttons and stitching detail. I look forward to seeing your Christmas cards!

Lisa said...

So pretty.
Your sister will bb delighted.
Lisa x

cocoa and blankets said...

oh how wonderful...I just love it...would you mind if I made some?....I have been looking for some bunting for ages and never thought of mking some! I have a couple of red and green vintage blankets....which I could cut up...when I get my new Christmas sewing machine..must think of a nice christmass name...maybe 'Noel' like your bunting...or holly no too predictable..perhaps I shuld do a give away ..sorry rambling...as always the things you make are beautiful, clean crisp and inspiring...thank you...

dottycookie said...

So lovely! Christmas bunting was on my to do list, but there just isn't enough time with everything else so you're one up on me!!

Pipany said...

I love it Diana and the linen tree from last year. You clever thing you. Your sister will love it. Hope your week is going well and you are feeling full of festive spirit - hic! xxx

silverpebble said...

That bunting is just lovely - I love the fact that precious things are stitched into it too. What a wonderful present (I'd certainly have an enormous smile).

Gina said...

I love that bunting - what a fantastic gift!

Nicole said...

What a lovely idea! I is simple but adorable with just a little decdoration on each flag!