Thursday, 24 October 2013

saturday stitching

With the weather forecast promising a weekend of rain and wind I decided to play with some pretty fabric, needle and thread.  The perfect way to spend a stormy Saturday.

I chose some fabrics to make a bunting for my baby nephew, a cute train print and a yellow geometric fabric.

The bunting is double sided and has seven triangles.  The applique letters were cut from felt and hand stitched on before making up the triangles.  I used some cream coloured bias binding to attach the flags.

I loved making the bunting but I think I've had much more fun dangling it from various walls, door frames, the stairs, trying to get a half decent picture. Bunting is a nightmare to photograph.

Now I need to parcel the bunting up and deliver it over the weekend.  I'm hoping to get some baby cuddles in exchange.  Not a bad deal, I think.


Apologies for my disappearance lately.  We have had a stressful few days since Sunday.  Our second little man has been very ill resulting in a stay in children's ward.  We are home now and he is on the mend thankfully.

So I will eventually get round to catching up with your lovely blogs.  Wishing you all a happy weekend.
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  1. Love your bunting what a perfect gift. Poor little man I'm so glad he is on the mend x

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  2. I love your bunting, and I hope you found the stitching to be calming on the nerves, as I'm sure yours were a mess with worry over your little man! Glad to hear he is on the mend, take care of yourself, big hugs! Chrissie x

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your little man being poor; nothing worse than to worry about one of your children... Your bunting is fab, and so are baby cuddles...;-), hope you get a lot!
    Mirjamxx

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  4. So sorry to read about your little man, Bee - wishing him a complete and speedy recovery. Your bunting is lovely, it's such fun to make isn't it, but you're right about photographing it - I always feel I need a wide-angle lens on my camera.
    love & hugs
    xx

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  5. Love the bunting. Hope your little man is better soon.

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  6. Stays in hospital are no fun ... I hope your little guy thought it was a great adventure. Glad he's home and feeling better. Sewing is such a calming craft, and your bunting looks so cheery! Enjoy all those cuddles with your nephew ;) Wendy x

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  7. Bee so sorry to hear that news....hoping everything settling down now...
    Your bunting is so sweet and baby cuddles are the things I miss the most..enjoy yours...take care...xxx

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  8. Hope your little one gets better soon! Bunting is lovely take care!!

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  9. What a lovely name for your nephew and the bunting looks really cute. Hope your son is better soon and gets lots of cuddles. Still one long round of Drs, Back clinic and vets with all of us. Don't know which of us is sick the most!! Hugs Mrs A.
    ps. The Doc (hubby) claims he is!!

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  10. Oh dear poor little boy, glad he's getting better. Pretty bunting too :)

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  11. The bunting is so lovely. Glad your little boy is on the mend now.
    Marianne x

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  12. hope little one is recovering well and mum too! nice bunting, Heather x

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  13. Beautiful bunting! Sorry to hear of your little one being unwell...praying for a swift and complete recovery x

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  14. I hope your little boy is feeling loads better! I think I will be sewing this weekend too x

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  15. I know what you mean, in another life I made bunting for living and it took an age to find 'my' style of photography. I hope your little bot is better and that you are ok too! Sarah xo

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  16. A gorgeous gift, very pretty bunting!! xoxo

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  17. Aaww such sweet and well thought out bunting for your baby nephew, I'm sure it will be treasured. Sorry to hear about your littlest Bee, so scary having to go to hospital. I hope each day and hour he recovers well and quickly. Take care and enjoy those baby cuddles, are they not just the best :o) xox Penny

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  18. I am so so sorry that your son was ill, that must have been very scary for you, I'm pleased to hear that he's back home.
    I did hear about the rain and wind this weekend and I Hope you stay dry and safe from the storm, it appears that you're quite creative when it's awful outdoors! I love the bunting!
    I hope you have a great Sunday!
    Tammy

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  19. Hello Bee, I have published a free hat pattern this week and I am just trying to share it with everyone. Hope things have settled down your end. Jo x

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  20. I'm sorry to hear you little man hasn't been well, I really hope he's better now.
    I'm in the middle of making some Christmas bunting myself and really enjoying it, although as I'm making it to sell, I have to make sure it is as close to perfect as possible, meaning I am having to undo and redo quite a lot!!

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  21. So sorry to read that your little one's been so poorly Bee. The bunting is lovely :)

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  22. Hi Bee,
    So sorry to hear about little man being poorly, what a worry. Thanks for being the only so far to have entered my giveaway!! Appreciate it xxx

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  23. Hope your little man is well on the way to recovery, lovely bunting Bee! :) x

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  24. Oh Bee, I am so sorry to hear your son has been ill. How stressful for you all. I hope he's on the mend now and send you a big hug.

    The bunting is delightful (and so NEAT - I am in awe!) and is such a thoughtful gift. Take care lovely. xx

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  25. sorry to hear about your little one, Bee!! Good to hear he's on the mend and you're all home again.
    I've been AWOL too for a little while. Keen to keep in touch more now that I'm back.x

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  26. I'd missed this post - how scary for you to have such a poorly boy. I'm so glad he's on the mend now.
    The bunting looks beautiful - what a lucky baby boy! xxx

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