I have a little quiz for you, today. Will you play along? What do you get when you take...
...some outrageously gorgeous vintage fabrics?
...some plain white cotton tape?
...and your trusty sewing machine?
This. Of course.
You may recall that I made some bunting to edge my stall at the Fair last week. The fabrics are mainly from the divine Donna combined with some "repurposed" embroidered vintage linens (thank you, Mandy, for those). As I strung the bunting up on the shelves for my stall during my "practise run", my sister said, "You do know people are going to want to buy this?" And what did one of my very first customers on Saturday morning say: "Do you sell this bunting?" whilst eagerly fondling my beloved mini bunting!
I was pretty shattered after the Fair; the long drive in horrendous weather, a busy day (thankfully), the awful mattress of course, not forgetting my antics last week with my sister. I put things away on Monday, then did a spot of crochet but by later in the afternoon, I'd revived a bit and could no longer ignore the lure of the sewing machine. I obviously got a bit carried away (who? Me? Surely not?) cutting out the little triangles because once I'd made my bunting for the Fair, I had lots of little triangles left over.
So I turned to the pile of little triangles. But of course, I had added new fabrics to my stash at the Fair at the weekend so a bit more snipping went on.
And there you have it, the Den has gone all buntylicious!
There's some on the shelves in the corner which house the stash...
But there was some left over...
...so the mantelpiece got a bit too!
It's fabulous stuff, this mini bunting. I get to use some of my most beloved and beautiful vintage fabrics but I only have to use a leeeetle bit and there they are, on display right in front of me, everyday. When I finally use up each lovely piece of precious fabric (GULP!) I'll always be able to look at my mini bunting and remember. Ahhhh...