I am on a bit of roll post wise. However, the next couple of days are busy so I thought I would post this one early. Please look back at previous posts if you want to read everything as I have posted a couple today. This one is going to make you laugh. Most of you will remember the gorgeous front cover of Country Living Magazine this month.
Well I can't offer you a crochet pattern for a little dog (although Lucy at Attic24 could probably!) - but I can offer you a really low cost and effective way of making some bunting for outside. All you will need is two Sarah Smith Dish Cloths and some ribbon or lace. The flags are fantastic because they do not need edging. Just literally cut them out and then sew ribbon or lace along the top to hang them up. Obviously, they are extremely washable!
The whole project cost me £2.00! Two cloths are £1.00 and I used cheap red lace from the odds and sods basket at my local fabric shop, which was £1.00. You can buy gingham ribbon for as little as 50p a metre if you can't get red lace. I reckon you could also get away with stapling or gluing the flags on to ribbon if you really didn't want to do any sewing!!!!
Interior shot due to sleet outside - sorry! I will try to photograph them in situ another day!
This is a bit cheeky using this photo as you don't need half the things although you might like to embelish the flags with buttons or bows.
I thought I would do a tutorial on it if you wish to follow it. Each cloth makes 14 flags if you cut it logically. So two cloths makes a really long strip of bunting.
The lovely people over at Sarah Smith's Company run a blog. They have read about the bunting and have set us all a challenge to make other things from the Sarah Smith range!! I don't think oven gloves on the feet for slippers counts though! They have been very nice and called it the Lavenderhouse Challenge! How fabulous is that! Click on the Lavenderhouse Challenge and it will take you to their blog! They are offering a Sarah Smith goody bag for the best idea! Don't forget to come back for the tutorial if you need it!
1 Take one cloth and cut in half.
2 Then fold in half.
3 Then fold in half again. Measure and mark the half way point.
4 If cutting with scissors then mark the line from the top to the bottom in a triangle shape. If using a rotary cutter and mat then cut along the ruler as shown.
5 Repeat again on other half of cloth. Repeat on next cloth. This produces 14 flags from each cloth. I used cheap red lace to sew to the flags.
I have just got to find the other bits and pieces to make my porch look like the Country Living Magazine now!