A bit like 'Betty bought a bit of butter' I just like the way 'a bit of better bunting' sounds...a bit of alliteration for you this morning...funny how you have to remember all the gramatical terms, all about flow charts and diagrams and isosceles triangles and the like when your children get older and are up in upper primary school and high school. I have to admit a bit of panic sets in when they come to me with the homework question they can't do...eeekk thank goodness for Google so I can quickly check the definition and then I am usually good to go....though Maths is not my favourite subject, I tend to pass that one on to DH for assistance, a bit like when they have a bike or sporting equipment problem, they go to Dad..the right person for the right job.
Anyhow I digress but it does have to do with bunting...in a round about way as it was one of those homework sessions that I found myself muttering about why you need to know the equation for triangles in every day life and then turned back to my cutting board to finish working out how much fabric I needed for how many triangles to make my bunting and if I made the triangles smaller, how many would fit...hmmm seems I do need all that maths I learnt in school and never realised I do use it in my everday life.
I have made bunting for years but at the moment am having a lot of fun designing lots of word bunting and vintage bunting, perfect for use at home, parties or for photographers and photo shoots ( which doesn't mean you have to be a professional photographer to want some to use in photos..just giving you an idea). The doiley bunting is great and I know I am not the first to do so but I love to make the strands as each one is different and like my cushions with the vintage embroidery pieces on them, each one is completely unique as you add in ribbon and lace trims and the pieces I embroider verses onto.
I do have a website for Lilly Cottage that is waiting for its shelves to be loaded on and when I am finished I will also have a special section for props...'Prop it up' which will include vintage items and bunting as well as many other lovelies that you can use as 'props' in decorating your home or for use in your photos....anyway more on that later. Back to the bunting...more alliteration.
The other thing about bunting is ...it is really hard to photograph to get the whole lot in one one photograph so I normally end up with sections of bunting in pictures...these photos are of the bunting up in place at Lilly Cottage Bribie Island..they are all for sale.
The 'PARIS' bunting was an order and I loved the way it looks together.
The 'word' bunting is on this fabulous ticking fabric I have been using at the moment and I love working with it.
Lots of photos again I know but I thought you might like a little peek of what I have been doing when I haven't been writing blog posts.
Have a lovely day,
Kiss Noises Linda