Monday, June 6, 2011

Woolly, Winter Bunting

Bunting love continues here in the Sweet Birdy Love household.

Look at those bright, cheery colours. Ooooooh, it's going to be hard to make a decision......

Due to a family dinner on Saturday night, I had to 'pack away' ( read, stash in spare room and close the door quickly!!) all my sewing bits and pieces so we could use the dining table..........

I don't intend to set up my machine again till after we come back from holidays which will be late June.
Well, that's not quite true, hubby has asked very nicely if I could take up some jeans for him. It's a job I don't particularly like and put it off for as long as I can, but I have dragged my machine out again and will hopefully finish this job off tonight.

Anyhoo, I needed a little project to keep my fingers busy and satisfy the creative urge.
Plus, I wanted a small crochet project to take on hols. One that I could pull out and hook away without losing count or losing my place in the pattern and you all know how much I love bunting.

I have finally settled on a red, white and blue theme and have thrown in pink as I love pink and red together.

I think this should do the trick, but I might throw a few extra colours into my bag before heading away.

Just in case I finish my first lot of bunting, you know how it is..........

This morning I decided to head into town for a cuppa.
Monday morning isn't my usual coffee morning, but it was so lovely and sunny and I have today off work.
The rest of the week is going to be busy, so I thought, 'what the heck'

Of course I had my crochet with me and my coffee came in my favourite mug.

Do you think there's a bit of a colour theme happening here?.........

For anyone else wanting to crochet some bunting I have used Jacquie's wonderful tutorial over at Bunny Mummy .
If you have any queries she's more than happy to help you out, so pop over and have a look.

With the arrival of Winter a little bit of seasonal decorating has been taking place this afternoon.

Specifically, my wonderful 'stuffies' from Karen over at Mimilove.

Away, goes the cheeky Cockney Sparrow and out comes..........

My beautiful English Robin with his sidekick Batman.........

And new to the household is Norman the gnome.........

Click on the pic to see all the wonderful hand stitching Karen has put into the picture.

Norman's, holding a little lantern, with glittery, gold beads and thread to light his way home and there are some silvery, snow flakes falling.

"Be it ever so humble there's no place like gnome!" hehehe

Norman, has been hiding away in the dresser until Winter arrived.
It's time to bring him out and hang him on the dresser door.

They make me smile whenever I look at them, too cute.

So go check out Mimilove blog, you'll come away smiling.
There's also a cute little gnome called Tom waiting patiently in her etsy shop, if you'd like to give a cute gnome a home.

Just wanted to end this post with another couple of moon shots I found on hubbies' camera.

I received alot of lovely comments on my last post about some moon pics and then I found these...........

A full moon, reflected in the dam.

No computer enhancement here, just a good camera, bit different from my point and press job and hope for the best...............


Winter has really kicked in today, it's been lovely and sunny but there's been a wind blowing straight off the snow, chilly.

I've managed to get out in the garden and do some pruning and weeding.
That's because there's been no sewing machine calling me to 'come and play'

Somehow, I imagine by the time our holiday is over I may have crocheted enough bunting to wrap around the whole house............ no machine sewing for close to 3 weeks.

I do plan to take a 'slow stitching' project with me as well. You know the sort, throw your embroidery threads and a bit of fabric in a bag and wait for inspiration to strike.
That's about as much planning as I do sometimes..........

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and thankyou all for popping by last post.

'Tis always nice to hear from you and I would love to hear what projects you have on the go, or any suggestions for projects I could do whilst away on hols.
I imagine there will be plenty of time during the evenings to get some stitching or hooky creativity happening.

Till next time, take care,

Claire X


  1. Have you seen the crochet bunting on Sally's blog Vitu? Very inspiring, just in case you need a boost to keep going.
    Lots of warm winter love

  2. Crochet bunting, isn't it delicious? I love Jacquie's pattern and tutorial which I've used before. In fact it might be time to make some to go somewhere else.
    I do hope you have a most wondeful holiday with plenty of time for a bit of stitchery and hooky time.
    Anne xx

  3. Hello Claire, that could be a great way for me to use up some fabric scraps!!!!

    Going on holiday sounds lovely...what are your plans?

    Love the crochet and those moon pic's are beautiful.

    I still smile when I hear you talk of is in the 80's and 90's here in Virginia.

    Enjoy your crocheting

    janet xox

  4. The bunting looks lovely, what a great thing to do on holiday.

    The robin and batman hanging made me smile!

  5. Hi Claire - love the bunting! I'm having a squinty-eyed look at the lovely crochet book you are using. I might look that one up - I'm still struggling making a granny square!! :D

  6. Hi Claire , I love the colours you are using for your bunting ...hope the end weaving isn't too much of a drag :0)
    Have a great holiday .
    Jacquie x

  7. Claire, the bunting is looking fabulous........can you believe I've never made bunting of any kind, will have to remedy that, will have a look at Jacquies pattern this afternoon.

    Your little winter robin is so sweet and the moon reflected in the lake is inspiring.

    Have a wonderful holiday, hope you get plenty of craft time.

    lily x

  8. came by via julie whitmore pottery...and am i happy i did....

    what a lovely all the HAPPY colors...

    am happy to follow was well...

    kary and teddy

  9. Thank you for your kind words, Claire. I love the colors in the bunting you have started. I am really enjoying the pictures of the moon over your property... so peaceful. I needed that today.

  10. Bit of a fan of the pink and red - love the clash - flowers in the garden that colour can't be wrong :)
    You are alwyas so busy claire !

  11. What a lovely posting, really enjoyed reading and seeing your photo's and what you are up to.

  12. Love the moon shots! and that bunting is just totally adorable. I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you want to hop over, Catherine x

  13. How strange I dreamt if the biggest and most beautiful moon that I had ever seen last night then see pictures on your blog... I will email soon.. Life seems to be getting in the way at the moment...

  14. Monday morning cuppa sound wonderful, Enjoy! Even better when it's spontaneous I say. I too love putting red and pink together and I think the scheme is very pretty and vibrant. I am just catching up on blog reading after returning from holidays and had to stop by to let know know the bunting is beautiful and the pic's of the moon stunning! We were in Bali during the full moon and I desperately wanted to capture it on film, it looked huge from there. but the camera had other plans. so imprinted to memory will just have to do. Take care, chat soon! Yollie xx P.S. where are you off to on holiday? Have fun!


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