Friday, 6 June 2014

Sweet baby girl.

I should probably title this post 'My busy week' like last weekend. Thank you so much for your lovely comments  - I really enjoyed reading about the crafty activities you'd been up to last weekend.

In between seeing my trainee teachers this week for final lesson observations I have been working on such a sweet project. I was commissioned by a friend to make personalised bunting for a new born baby girl. She had seen the one I made last year for my eldest daughter's friend's baby 'Emma Jane' (her Mum adores all things Jane Austen!). For Emma Jane's I used Tilda muted roses on a pastel green, with pink lettering. I use the Sizzix Serif large alphabet dies for the letter cuts, so the bunting flags need to be quite large-approximately 11ins x 10ins.
I popped on some little flowers and butterflies in Cath Kidston's pink spot and Tilda gingham. I made the bias binding from the same spot. 
I added another flag at each end, one with a heart and one with a butterfly applique. 

The new baby is called 'Merryn'. Isn't it a pretty name? This is quite a popular name here in Cornwall. It is old Cornish meaning 'joyful', and can also be associated with the village of St. Merryn on the North coast. The brief for Merryn's bunting was that her mum favours polka dots and muted florals. I decided to go for the Cath Kidston pink polka dot for the flags and make the letters in 'Spray flowers' .This is a gorgeous design featuring sprays of old roses on a white background. 
I popped on  a few little flowers, butterflies and vintage buttons.
Hope no one can date the bear! -It was given to me at a few months old and has been my loyal companion through life's rich tapestry ever since . He always looks very sad-he did not have clothing until about 30 years ago when I made him the 'Paddington' jacket from an old top. I did not have a pattern-as you can see!

Anyway, I do hope little Merryn likes her bunting and that she will keep it in future years-hope it lasts as long as my old bear! 
Many thanks for popping by. Hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend and some sunshine. I love reading your comments-do let me know what you're up to!