Sunday, October 17, 2010

Still Loving Bunting



I am still enjoying making bunting. Have searched through my stash of linens far and wide for doilies as well as having great luck at some Op shops. In fact I walked into my local on a last minute whim and there on the counter was a pile, just arrived, that I went through with another lady who was looking for lace for dolls houses. Between us both we took much of what was there. The Craft Gods were kind to me this week!

And still making cushions!
I bought a second-hand over locker (serger) that was doing a fabulous job of making professional looking edges until I broke a needle and now despite my best efforts and a few hours of colourful language with the instruction book I cannot get to work properly again!!
Grrrr!

What have you been up to this week-end?
Irene x

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18 comments:

Monique said...

Might seem simple but are you putting the needle in the right way around? It may be that instead of the flat going to the back, it may need to go to the front? Have you tried Google for your particular brand, ie., searching for inserting needle into overlocker etc? Hope all is well. Glad the eiderdown arrived. Sorry it was grubby - it went everywhere with me. Love Me xx ♥

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it is so interesting, lace bunting, and also romantic. i can imagine how fragile that looks, against a pale wall, e.g. great idea for the few pieces of lace i have laying about.

Miss Sew & So said...

still loving that doily bunting my friend....perfect for spring....and perfect for autumn...which we are now in the throws of!!

the doily angels were watching over you!!

melissa xx

stuf & co said...

I love your lace bunting, would be gorgeous to decorate a wedding or babies christening with it or just over a newborn's cot.

me said...

oh i love the lace bunting! How pretty and romantic!

Mogs Designs said...

very pretty bunting

Brenda said...

Your lace buntings are so sweet....they'd add a special touch to any room!

Tamarah said...

Hey Irene....!

Your lace bunting is GORGEOUS....I'm SORRY to hear about the needle situation....I hope you manage to rectify it SOONER rather than later....!

I spent the day at the market & then out & about in the HR....I've been 'confined to barracks' most of the week so it was good to get out & clear the cobwebs....!

I hope you have a wonderfully CREATIVE week....!!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

zigsma said...

So very pretty and delicate.

A-M said...

Oh your bunting is gorgeous. What a great use for all those doilies! I can see them all at a beautiful garden wedding strung between the trees. A-M xx

Shoestring Splendour said...

What a brilliant Idea Irene...I love the bunting it is soo pretty!! Hmm I am inspired...

Alison said...

The bunting is just lovely. Bummer about the needle, most annoying.

Musings Of A Gem said...

The bunting is lovely!! So much detail : )

Gemma x

Junk-it Junction... said...

Hi Irene, just finished making some of my own, will share on the blog soon.I love yours it looks so feminine and delicate!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

On My Goodness! These are just gorgeous. I have a couple of big bags full of of these kinds of doilies. I need to TRY to make these beautiful buntings...some day...
Patricia :o)

Kellie Collis said...

Don't stress yourself too much. Sometimes a little relaxing clears our mind and everything turns out fine. Have a beautiful day! Kellie xx

vicki archer said...

This is beautiful work....I admire your patience....xv

jodie said...

The bunting is gorgeous!! I now know what to do with the doilies that I've been collecting. Thank You! Jx