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. 

7 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I have a quantity of bunting to make for a week on Saturday for Sarah's 19th party - guess I'd better get started :o)

anne bebbington said...

Oh dear - dyslexia of the fingers strikes again - I'm aging my poor daughter before her time - that should have read 18th

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Cute cupcakes...I'm feeling rather hungry now!

Love to bunting too. I've been meaning to make some for the past year!! Shame on me!

Thimbleanna said...

It's all so beautiful and your daughter's comment cracked me up! If you wait just another 10 days, you can still leave it up for our 4th of July -- although, depending on your point of view, that might not be a cause for celebration LOL! Those cupcakes look delicious!!!

julieQ said...

I love your seasonal decor! Just lovely blue crockery...are you still watching the World cup? down to the last now!

Sarah Jayne said...

Yum yum cakes

Lynda said...

The bunting looks great - and will come in for lots of occasions now (thankfully) the World Cup is over!