Sunday, June 20, 2010

World Cup (?) Bunting

In our house, you have to have an excuse for putting up bunting.  I have mentioned before that the husband does not 'get' the concept of house decorations, seasonal or otherwise.  I try my best, but even after nearly 21 years of marriage I haven't quite converted him.

So - World Cup Bunting! (We'll gloss over the fact that The Girl was heard to say, "Why have we got American flags up?". )  In truth, I just like the red, white and blue combo and it goes with my blue and white crockery. This was my first try at making bunting and it was really quick and easy - I used bias binding and attached it to the flags with a zig-zag instead of a straight stitch - I know my limitations and I would never have 'caught' in both sides of the bias binding and the flag with a straight stitch.

And ... I made cupcakes.  I was desperate to use my new cupcake wrapper die cutter - I bought some pretty wrapping paper from Paperchase and used that.  Think I should have used smaller cake tins but not bad results and the kids were impressed. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ooh er!

I had these 3 1/2 inch crumb blocks that had been maturing for about a year and a half so I decided to make a doll quilt with them.  Couldn't quite get the hang of the perfect on point setting but it'll have to do, even with the misaligned seams.  I don't aim for perfection on the grounds that your goals should always be achievable.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

A day out and a finish

It's half term here in Leicester so on Wednesday The Husband, The Boy (a.k.a. DS) and me went to the Black Country Living History Museum.  We have been several times before and it is a great day out.  Despite all the modern attractions of the X-Box, Wii, Nintendo etc. the Boy really enjoyed going down the helter skelter on the fairground and was fascinated by hoop rolling which he went back to more than once.

I also finished my Dad's birthday quilt - a week late, but what's a week between family?  He was pleased with it anyway.