Sunday, June 26, 2011

BUNTINGS...

Its been a while, I know.  Kind of been busy doing the other things (working, housework and most importantly, being a mum to my three kids).  Who ever said it's gets easier as they get older,  I seem to do nothing else but play taxi - bring on the drivers licences I say.

Anyhow, I have managed just a few things in the last couple of months and thought it was time to share.

Firstly, a birthday bunting.  I've taken a liking to these just lately as they seem to all the craze on the Internet lately.  The fabric is just good ol' Spotlight fabric, I think it's come up a real treat.  A really good friend of mine, Tamsin cut me a perspex template which made things so much easier.  The letters I printed off my computer on to paper, in which I then transferred onto thick card and cut out with a scalpel, the best thing now is I can easily use the templates over and over.  And, then the best part, I done Blanket stitch around them, it's the first time I've ever done it on my machine (I'm usually one for the good ol' hand stitching), but I thought it came up quite well.

So here we have it...
BUNTING  TEMPLATE
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LETTERING  TEMPLATES
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SEWING  MACHINE
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HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  BUNTING

Here's a few other things I've finished lately...



 MUG  RUGS...
 MY  'TUMBLING  SQUARES'  BABY  QUILT  &  BUNTING...
  


OH, and... 

YES that is me, about a month ago...

4 comments:

De said...

Love the birthday bunting and Happy Belated Birthday to you!

tamsininamania said...

I love it!!!. Hope to get a trip to Lincraft sometime with mum. Don't need anything but i am sure something will jump at me...lol. Mum absolutely loves your mug rugs. I'm thinking Mug Hugs in matching colours will suit tooo.
I also saw an absolutley fabulous idea at the little munchkins market in Ballarat. I can't wait to find them to share with you...(on facebook)
They are wow...cheers tam.

Annie said...

Gorgeous finishes - good to see blogging time turned into stitching time :) Happy Belated Birthday - that cake looks absolutely scrumpdillyiscious!!!

Kathy said...

Happy belated birthday, its good to see what you have been working on. The birthday banner is great. I always use my sewing machine for blanket stitch, its so much quicker and neater for me.