Sunday, 1 May 2011

Community Bunting.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my last post. I really wasn't expecting such a response to my DIY fencing, lol! You know what they say...'Necessity is the mother of invention.'


I've been busy a stitching and a sewing as usual. This post finds me a stitching in the garden, well you have to make the most of the sunshine don't you. I've been making 'community bunting'.
A lovely friend and neighbour asked me if I'd like to give up an hour or so and help sew some bunting to be used for our village gala in June. Well how could I say no, after all my sewing machine and I are practically joined at the hip, I start doing 'cold turkey' if I go a day without switching it on.
Apparently this bunting can be borrowed from the gala committee by anyone in the community for parties, weddings and the like, hence the title, Community Bunting. Luckily someone else had already done the hard part of cutting out all the lovely flags, I just had to sew it together. It kind of came in kit form...a carrier bag of precut flags and a roll of tape.

No I didn't stitch all this, lol.
This is our market place looking rather splendid as it does every summer. This year though bundles of bunting have been given to all the individual shopkeepers and businesses to decorate their frontages.


Milkchurn Cottage is no exception.


The bundle Karen received was a little on the generous side, but waste not want not. We carried it along to the nearest telegraph pole and even had enough to wrap around it.
Gorgeous, you can't beat a bit of home made bunting.


And talking of home made.

A little sneaky peek of my latest artistic offering.

All shall be revealed.


Till next time

love Fi x


34 comments:

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What a wonderful town you live in! How pretty it looks all fancied up for all to see and enjoy. I love how you are sewing outside in the sun!

Sandi said...

Look at you sitting out enjoying the sun, ours has gone away for a few days, the temp has dropped around 7deg. I am hoping we have a mild winter this year, and you may have an extended summer!! The bunting is lovely and certainly makes it all look very festive. Love the little sneak peek mmmmmm.
x Sandi

Claire said...

Community bunting well I've never heard of that. Maybe a community car and community singing, but bunting......

What a wonderful idea, I love it. I hope everyone feels cheerful and festive when they see it.

How lovely to be outside sewing in the sun Fi.

I'm keeping an eye out here for the first Robin of the season. No. 1 has already spotted one or two, but not on our patch ..........yet.

Claire X

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE the idea of a community bunting!! Your town is already gorgeous with all the old stone buildings, but this just makes it look festive and fun!

Poppy Cottage said...

What a brilliant idea. Thank fully the person cutting the flags looks like that also had a good taste in fabric too!!

Your town looks lovely (especially Milk Churn)

Pomona said...

It looks really lovely! And nice to have it cut out - I like the sewing, it is always the cutting out that I don't like!

Pomona x

The Patchwork Heart said...

OOoooohhhh l♥ve bunting! I am having a bunting fest here too at the mo ... that is a great idea to take the machine outside in the sun, its always a difficult dilema sun or sew! Your pics of Hawes are gorge as ever and make me realise Im very due a visit
Heather x

lemonade kitty said...

That "sneaky peak" looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it in all it's glory!! Love the idea of the bunting, Lucey xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely idea about the community bunting.
Love the sneaky peek!
Julie xxxxx

Serenata said...

What a wonderful idea, a real sense of community. I love that you've been sewing outside! Your new project looks as intriguing as ever. :-)

Annie said...

What a great idea and it certainly looks lovely fluttering in tbe sunshine. It must be lovely to live somewhere with such a community spirit.
Ann x

Twiglet said...

Great community bunting - I bet it all looks lovely. Looking forward to seeing your finished picture. i had a go for a friend's wedding pressie (on my blog at mo). It's not easy is it!!!

All things nice... said...

What a lovely idea, your town looks so pretty with that handmade bunting. Love it :)

All things nice...

Wipso said...

Love the idea of community bunting. Look forward to seeing the finished pic too :-)
A x

Boxoftrix said...

Wow love it! wish i lived in such a community spirited place, lucky girl x

Maggie said...

Well don't all the shops look lovely with their bunting? lucky you being able to sit in the sun, it's not something I can do any more, and luckily I have never been a sun worshipper so don't really miss it at all.
Unlike you, I am not attached to my sewing machine, it's there for those rare moments when I get inspired, or when something boring has to be sewn... today my computer went out of action, so I made use of the time by making a pair of curtains for the landing window out of an old duvet cover, as you do, and a banana loaf and preparing a cassoulet for the evening meal.
Can I just thank you again for the prompt and info on the lovely green etc., crocheted blanket. Mine is coming on a treat, different to yours, but the basic colours are more or less the same. It looks great, thanks.

sylviesgarden said...

Blimey, that's a lot of bunting!
Looks great.
x

Caroline Lovis said...

Your sneaky peek already looks amazing can't wait till your next post.

Kim said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love it! Your town looks beautiful all bedecked for May. The sneaky peek looks very intriguing too!

Carol said...

What a fantastic idea - community bunting - and what a wonderful spot to sit sewing, beautiful view.
The new make does look intriguing.......
Carol xx

bears footprints said...

oh i do love your bunting, i must tell you, your work is fab i have just been catching up on your past post like the crochet cat, ohh os sweet i think i will have to give it a go but i only have a 5 hook so will see how they turn out x x helen x

Maggie Ann said...

Hello Fiona, I enjoyed your post..and the great picture of you sewing the bunting in your sunny garden! It sure is pretty and cheerful!

sue said...

Fab bunting Fi, your village must look so jolly in the summer! Love your outdoor sewing too.

Jessie said...

You're so right, bunting looks so cheery doesn't it? You've done a fantastic job, I've never made any before and I love that you can sew outside. My ancient machine only allows indoor use, I could get an extension cable I suppose...now you've got me thinking!xx

The Fairy Glade said...

Oh I do love a bit of bunting and my crochet hook has been smoking for most of the bank holiday making my woolly one! I regularly craft outside but haven't yet taken my sewing machine into the garden. Lovely idea. Dev x

Helen said...

Oh well done you, I do love a bit of community spirit,
Love Helen

Lynne said...

What a great idea. So pretty too.

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PeregrineBlue said...

what an amaxing bunting. and sharing in the community is the best. very emotional post. as always a big saludo across the pond to you.

Melanie said...

I love how your sitting in the sunshine sewing, maybe I will try that :) xxx

Ann (from Belgium) said...

Oh, makes me want to make some bunting too. It's not difficult at all and sooo cheerful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Carol said...

Ha ha look at you sewing in the garden, what a lovely sight and what a stunning view you have.
Thank you for your kind words. Gosh I can hardly believe how quick the years go by. It is so nice to re-visit some old Blogs.
I love your new stitch craft too.
(previous post)
Take care,
Carol xx

Romi and Bob said...

I love the things you make. It looks so beautiful where you live.

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