Monday, 14 September 2009

birthday bunting

A banner for a birthday, but a bit different from last year's.


I found a bag of old handkerchiefs in the charity shop - 50p the lot, so I brought them home to sort, soak, wash and press and then chopped some corners off to make an all-white garland. I love white - it's so simple and fresh-looking. The interest is in the lacy bits and the embroidery. And I've enough corners left to make a length for myself, too.

Happy happy birthday for tomorrow, Gill!

18 comments:

Frogdancer said...

What a lovely idea!

Ali said...

Oh, so very pretty!

Maureen said...

The bunting is so beautiful, what a fabulous idea, and re-cycling too.

dottycookie said...

Very beautiful!

Simone said...

Very pretty and unusual. The lace gives it a lovely texture. x

Pipany said...

Love it Diana and such a clever idea to use the fabrics this way. Much love to you and hope you & Walter are enjoying the sun xx

liz said...

I so agree and wish I'd thought of that. It's my birthday tomorrow so I might do something like that for myself. I have a stash of little hankies with nursery rhymes on from when I was little so that might be what I'll do with them.

sweetmyrtle said...

very pretty.. and happy birthday to Gill.
xx

The Green Stone Woman said...

That's so lovely! What a wonderful idea! I hope I run into a deal like that...

kristina said...

Oh it's lovely. What a wonderful idea. And happy birthday, Gill! K x

Menopausal musing said...

A lovely, different "take" on bunting. Lucky you to have such a wonderful find! x

Lisa said...

What a fabulously gorgeous and simple idea.
Lisa x

Diane said...

So very stylish and quite French looking. xx

monica said...

oh wow!

so so beautiful.

bad penny said...

Really pretty

Yvonne said...

Absolutely gorgeous xx

Maxine said...

How lovely and what a fantastic idea. We'll all be looking out for hankerchiefs now!

louise said...

I really love this Diana. It would be perfect for a summer wedding. x