Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Hang out the Flags!

hi all
well I have been reading Country in The Town's blog and she has a really good tutorial for beginners like me especially on how to make bunting, ( so if your'e reading this thankyou for that!)
so last night my hubby went out to see some friends, the baby's had finally both settled down and there was nothing much on TV so I thought Id give it a go, It wasn't that hard to do, just a little bit fiddly when sewing on the binding,

I'm quite pleased with it and think I might have a go at making some more!!

it took me about 2 hours though I was starting to get a little bit bored with it but that was probably down to me being a bit pants on the sewing machine still ha ha!!
i used some red polka dot, a bit of stripe and some left over rosali material and then for the backing just plain cream, its really good for using up left over bits of material isn't it, I think I'm going to make some for my two nieces as I have some lovely bits of pink material that I don't know what to do with.. might have to have a few more goes though before I start giving them away!!!

Ive put it on my dining room mirror as I don't think the mirror is in keeping with our room now so want to kind of shabby it up until I see one I think will go with the style !!

yesterday was a good day as well for charity shop bargains!..oooo I'm sooo excited about this, i bought a dresser for £10!!!!..hubby is going to pick it up for me this morning.. so i can make a start on it, I have already got the paint and new handles I cant wait to make a start on it, so once its finished I'll take some pictures for you to have a nose at.. only trouble is now I'm going to have to buy even more things to put on it!!!


the hubby has been and picked it up from charity shop and dropped it off so in between getting baby to sleep etc Ive managed to get on a couple of coats of undercoat and a coat of the satin, its looking OK

here's what it looked like when he dropped it off before, it was a little bit depressing for me!!
I cant wait to see what it looks like when its all done dont worry I'll take more pictures!

oh and I picked up a lovely Jug and Bowl yesterday for £3 that I'm going to put in my bathroom.. Ive been after one of these for ages, but they are usually to expensive or a little bit to big so I was pleased about getting this,


  1. Well done on your bunting! Looks really cute. I cant believe you got a dresser for £10! Cant wait to see it x

  2. Bargain Dresser! I bet it will look lovely painted up - much more cheerful :-)

    Your jug and bowl is sweet too, I was lucky enough to find one last year cos as you say they are normally very expensive.

  3. Cor what a bargain you got there. :)
    Great bunting too, it looks so pretty.

  4. Is it done yet...... now ....... now....
    oh i hate waiting....... Bargain BTW.....

    The bunting is delish...... well done honey.
    Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X

    Is it done now....... what about now? urry up.. tsk tsk...... :-)

  5. Ooh I'm glad I had a peek at your blog now!!! I'm so pleased the tutorial helped you, it looks brilliant :)

    That dresser will look so good when it's painted, what a bargain.

    mel xxx