Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mini Christmas bunting.....

7 months minus one day to go

....until Christmas 2013 .....

... and time for the next 1 Christmas Item hosted by Narelle ....

I made 5 metres of this mini bunting from scraps


bits of Christmas fabric selvages and 1" strips from the scraps - sewn onto a piece of wadding .... 3" by whatever length I had...


sewed the strippy piece onto a plain back (scrap of course!!)


then drew marking lines.... these were at 2" intervals.... to make like mini trees!


... stitch on either side of the drawn lines.....

... then cut on the lines....


... and thread and knot the little trees onto your mini cord...


...... hum, sing, as you thread and knot.....


... all done, ready to hang up.....


.... rather cute I think...

.... scrappy, but cute... which is what I wanted....

.... cost me nothing but a couple of hours of footy time (can you tell I really love footy??????)....

Next month Narelle is visiting this end of the world... we are going to catch up for a cuppa... that will be fun.....

Righto, Gotto Go... still another deadline looming... this months SAL bag... almost done....

32 comments:

Christine M said...

How clever of you Fiona. Your bunting looks great.

Christine M said...

I forgot to say. I love your new header!

Anonymous said...

wow i love these Fiona,what a clever bean you are and thankyou for the tutorial you had me humming along,lol,have a wonderful sunday my friend.xx

Kaisievic said...

That is really clever, Fiona - I may have to steal that idea!

Heather said...

Love the bunting! What a clever idea.

marina said...

what a great way to spend footy time!
It looks nifty and you have used up some more selvages.

Deb R said...

A great idea!

Susan said...

Very resourceful......and cute. Oh and thanks for the countdown to Christmas!

Mistea said...

Perfect little decoration from all those little bits that accumulate in sewing spaces. Gorgeous.

Jeanette said...

Love it Fiona. It is so cute. have fun with Narelle. Hugs,xx.

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a great idea and it looks fantastic!! Hugs Wendy

Margaret Stickland said...

at it again, and we are the ones who benefit thanks great idea.

Marilyn said...

Another clever idea for using scraps and bits. Looks very fancy too.

Leanne said...

What a wonderful idea, your bunting is just so cute.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a great idea...

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

WOW that is so cute and very very clever of you. Hugs

Val Spiers said...

Cute bunting. Good creative use of your Christmassy pieces.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Counting down to Christmas already, scary! Fun way to use your scrappy bits...

Elyte said...

Great idea Fiona, love your creativity.

Maree: said...

Great Technique Fiona they look so Cute.
cheers

Melody said...

So clever and creative. I do love a project made from scraps.

Jennifer said...

What a fun idea......I shall keep it in mind!

Cheryl said...

Your mini bunting is so cute Fiona - what a great idea

Susan said...

Very cute - you sure come up with some clever things.

Maria said...

Sew cute. I am sure my GD will want to make some.

Sue B said...

Very cute, and a novel way to use up selvidges

tales from a handmade home said...

Christmas bunting, what could be cuter.........did you hum carols by any chance.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Very cute Fiona...and, gulp, Christmas will be here before we know it!

Allie said...

That is really cute, and a very clever way of making it - you're such a smartie!!! Boo hiss on the countdown to Christmas, lol.....eek....

Shirley said...

Oh how cute is that?

Cath said...

Thanks for showing us that little tutorial. I have been thinking of sewing up some bunting recently. Your post will certainly help.

Narelle said...

The perfect addition to Christmas decorating and a super idea!

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