This was probably as a result of coming across a Magazine called Daphne's Diary. It was new out last month but, I really enjoyed it. I love flea markets, vintage and shabby chic and so, it thoroughly cheered me up leafing through the pages between coughing fits.
Then when I paid a visit to a local craft shop, I came across some beautiful, vintage inspired materials from Tilda "Making Memories". So, now not only was a I going to make bunting but, some hearts too. For the hearts, I got a template off the Internet and stretched it in photoshop until it was the shape I wanted.
I wanted a little motif for them too. so, I found an old linen tablecloth, cut out small pieces with pinking shears and then stamped on them with a rubber stamp using Memento. It was quite kind to me and didn't bleed or anything so I sewed them to the front of the heart before I stitched them together.
For my bunting, the one I had seen was finished inside out using pinking shears. But, this was a little too rustic for me. I don't mind things fraying but, we could easily be back to the land of the glitter with showers of cotton instead. Eventually, I found a nice tutorial on this site.
This worked pretty well for me...I sorted my own template and I did use the instructions. One thing I would say I often had to neaten up edges with scissors and getting the pointy bits, pointy sounds easier than it is.
Art wise, I have also done a little and pulled out the colour pencils for some time consuming but, restive art. This one was inspired from a lovely photo from Bob Keppel on Paint My photo. I loved the photo but, at time when I was making this, I was sure, I couldn't have chosen a more diffciult subject!
Somewhat easier and from my imagination was this one using pastels and coloured pencils.
I have had fun making some things that I haven't done for ages. So, Whilst I could have done without the colds, I have at least been creative with my time. Meanwhile, I am knitting rabbits but, more on that one next time.............I hope all my blogging friends are in good health! :D