Thursday, June 9, 2011

Friday On My Mind - 12

On my mind this Friday is my seemingly endless DIY Bunting Project!

I'm wanting to decorate the hall for our wedding with home made bunting, and after measuring everything up it looks like I need around 750 flags to make around 150 metres of bunting!  Oops!

I hadn't sewn since I was in about Year 8 (late 1980's!) so my DIY project may have been a tad ambitious, but proud to say that I can drive the machine I bought, and so far have cut out about 120 flags and have sewn up around 75, so I'm slowly getting there.
My Brother beast!
This weekend is a long weekend (yay!) so I shall be bunting my butt off!  In between running around getting my pre-wedding to-do list (which is meant to be shrinking but is growing!) done!

Luckily I'm finding sewing/bunting quite relaxing, thank god, otherwise it would have been a disaster!
The first stitches!
First flags, from calico, just in case I stuffed them up!
First non calico flags cut out
And sewn up!

These are all sewn up now
Some red to break up the green
Till next time,

Thanks to Rhonda from the Down To Earth blog for her 'Friday On My Mind' idea, it's a gem, I've clicked through comments on numerous blogs on Rhonda's list, and on my own, and found some great blogs which I'm now following, and looking forward to discovering many more!


  1. WOW! That is quite the endeavor but I'm sure it will be beautiful!

  2. That is some serious bunting! Love your fabric choices. I found you through down to earth :)

  3. Thanks Claud, it's a start!

  4. Thanks Becky, yes I've bitten off quite a big mouthful, if I can get it done it should look gorgeous!

  5. Thanks for dropping in Mamie Girl, I love the down to earth blog, I've had some luck finding some lovely fabric, heading to the garage sales again tomorrow to hopefully find some more!

  6. You've done 75? You'll finish easily this weekend, good for you Mel!

  7. Wow Mel ! Great work I'm sure it will look beautiful and add a special element to the hall.

  8. Mel, I'm sorry it's taken this long for me to call in and say hello. The flags look beautiful, can't wait to see the end result. Am amazed by your wedding plans ... can't wait to see it all come together

  9. You are doing a great job.Sewing is relaxing I wish I had time. Wow I can't believe how many you have done great job.Only a few more. Yeah. B

  10. Hi Rose - only got to 117 over the weekend unfortunately, family & work got in the way! Am determined to get through 25 each night after work, then hammer thru them on the weekends :)

  11. Hi TammyJ - thanks, I hope so :)

  12. Fiona - Hi, no worries, thanks I think they should look great, fingers crossed! The plans are coming together, just under 6 weeks to go!

  13. Buttons - thanks :) I'm surprised I actually find it relaxing, having not done a stitch in close to 20 years! I'll get them done, eventually :) thanks for support



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