This really should have been last weeks My Creative Space, but I ran out of time. Last week, my big girl turned 5. Five! Last Thursday I was still recovering from her birthday party.
I can show you in photos, how my bunting evolved. First, I cut out the "Happy Birthday" letters from black felt. I had read a very handy tip (can't remember where) that to stop the felt moving around too much when you cut it, sticky tape the felt to your template, don't pin it. It works a treat, I can tell you.
I was originally going to use 2 or 3 different fabric's for all the flags/triangles. Once I had raided my fabric stash, I was quite surprised how many different pink fabrics I really had to choose from. I had more than enough to use a different one for each letter.
This was my first fabric arrangement, but it did not sit right, I was not convinced.
I played around with the fabric selection and order some more and came up with this arrangement.
So lush, all that beautiful fabric. I am happy with my selection, as many of the fabrics used have previously been made into dresses for Abbey or presents for friends and family.
I even had Chris helping out at one point, tying off all the ends after I sewed the letters on. He did not mind, he had beer and the TV remote control (and Dotty doll to keep him company)
Almost done, one lovely pile of bunting triangles ready to be sewn all together. I top stitched around each bunting edge.
Pegs worked better than pins going through all those layers of fabric.
There is no easy way to photograph bunting hanging up, I have decided. Especially when it is hanging in the darkest room in your house.
Yay! Finished. Pop over to Kootoyoo for more Creative Spaces.