Sunday, October 14, 2007

Christmas bunting

Very warm Sunday greetings to you all from Caz and Angela!!
Today we are bring you a little more Christmas inspiration to get those creative juices flowing :)
Buntings have been around for years, but i've noticed this year that they seem to have been a very popular decoration!
So we are bringing buntings indoors and using up those bits of Christmas fabric to make great decorations for the home :)
For my bunting I have cut triangle shapes from fat quarters using pinking shears, this meant I didn't have to stitch around each one {lol}.
I folded the tops of each triangle over a length of twine and hand stitched using thick green thread. I didn't want my triangles moving around on the twine so I popped a couple of stitches through the top to hold them in place.
I cut green felt in the shape of holly and stiched it to a couple of the triangles using red buttons and ribbons for the berries.
And on a couple more I again cut green felt into strips {3 different lengths} and attached in the shape of a Christmas tree. Brown velvet ribbon did the trick for the trunk and these gorgeous little yellow star buttons were perfect for the tree tops!
I have made some Christmas bunting that I would like to share with you.
I made it from 3 different fabrics, 2 Christmas decorative fabrics and gold satin to finish off the back. I cut the fabrics into triangles, using a template I had cut out of paper. I also cut out some Pelmet Vilene triangles to use as a support for the bunting. I sewed 14 triangles, 7 in white and 7 in green to the Pelmet Vilene and then I covered a large piece of cream felt with Versamark ink, and sprinkled gold embossing powder on it. I then heated this with a heat gun and let the embossing powder melt. I repeated this process twice. This left a beautiful gold felt :)
I then drew around some Heidi Swapp Ghost Letters onto the embossed felt to read "Merry Christmas" and cut these out. I then cut some gold fibre paper out in squares the same size as the letters and sewed the letters to the bunting.
I used gold cord to join the flags together and sewed these in place, attaching gold satin fabric to the back of the flags. Finally, I embossed some cream buttons with matching embossing powder and attached these to the cord using ribbon.
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to SCRAP YOUR BOOBIES for a great cause! All entries received at will be entered into a prize draw at the end of October. The lucky winner will receive a gorgeous collection of PINK embellishments.
There are also spot prizes through the month for anyone who donates through our JUST GIVING page!! Don't forget every penny counts.
haPPy creATing
Caz and Angela


Diana said...

Great bunting girls. I am INSPIRED to make som too

Trish said...

wow girls, these are fab, I think I may be off to the shop for more fabric tomorrow xxx

Craftybanshee said...

Lovely bunting!

joy said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! These are just gorgeous!!! I really would love to be able to do this. I saw a baby bunting recently that reminded me of you girls working on this.

Amazing work!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous bunting ladies... I have placed a mini contest on my blog now... hopefully we will get lots of entries :D
Congratulations for all you are doing to raise awareness of Breast Cancer and on your just giving page :D

Ruth said...

wow that's great bunting--thanks for the inspiration

Ruth said...

wow that's brill bunting--thanks for the inspiration