I signed up for my first Blog swap. Squiggly Rainbow's Bunting Swap. Awesome I thought, I love bunting.
Before I started making my bunting I began seeing pictures of peoples bunting creations on their blogs, and I felt daunted. You see, I'm more of a wannabe crafter than a proper crafter, and I didn't really think about who I'd be swapping with. Serious expert, whip up anything in a minute crafters, crafters who write books about crafting. There were some seriously awesome bunting creations being made, not just your basic triangle.
I put off the task at hand until the last possible moment. Then pulled out my cheap and nasty eBay sewing machine, chopped up an old tea towel and did a practice run. The machine groaned and I had trouble with the tension (both mine and its), cotton snapped, the light didn't work, but eventually I got there, in a far from perfect way. I cheated a bit with zig zag scissors. My favourite moment was sitting in the sunshine sewing on doily bits and buttons.
I hope no one is disappointed!
The two year old designed this one, lion bunting.
Then the middle one started adding touches. The kids were interested in seeing me crafting and gave their opinions. My eldest said she would like to know how to use a sewing machine. Hmmm, so would I.
Finally 8 triangles were posted out a little late,Tuesday, here is my accompanying letter:
I have received 4 beautiful flags so far, 4 to come, so exciting going to the letter box at the moment. I would do it all again for this joy alone! And I think I've found my crafting mojo, if I can just get that machine to behave. If it wasn't buy nothing new month I'd be tempted to go looking.....maybe Christmas. I might try to give the cheap and nasty sewing machine some love first, or maybe that Singer that's missing a pedal and power cord can be fixed.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway, especially if you like birds.