Sunday, 14 September 2014

Autumn Bunting And Thanksgiving Sign For Handmade Monday


Hi all :) Its been another week of Autumn themed makes for me, part of me feels like i should be getting a head start on Christmassy things but i love Autumn too much to give it up just yet!

This week's offerings are some seasonal bunting and a little something for Thanksgiving, as always i look forward to your comments :)


Autumn Bunting


I used some of the fabrics from my Autumn Naturally collection (available to buy from Spoonflower) to create a couple of sets of Autumnal bunting.

The first features falling leaves and polka-dots in lovely warm colours.



The second set features my squirrels, and hazelnuts designs as well as a nutty coloured polka-dot.


I decided to make the flags single sided, they just have enough of a fold over at the back to accommodate the rustic twine hanging string and have a line of stitching around the edges to prevent excess fraying.


They are the perfect length for decorating something like a mantlepiece, bookcase or dresser where the reverse side will never be on show and using less fabric means i can sell them at a more affordable price - they are £9 each and available now from my website and Etsy shop.



Give Thanks Sign

Thanksgiving is a big deal over in the USA and Canada but i think that the sentiment of harvest celebration is far more widespread, certainly among countryside communities, so i'm hoping this 'Give Thanks' sign will have universal appeal.

Do you celebrate harvest time in your house/school/church?


I've stitched the applique letters on to a central rustic panel. The reverse side of the sign is organic cotton and the edges are neatly finished with top stitching.


It hangs from a bamboo stick with rustic twine and is available now from my website and Etsy shop priced £13.99.


That's all from me for another week!

In wine making news, we have now finished the strawberry... I did manage to get a pic before it all disappeared though!


Thinking of getting some blackberry on the go this week :)

And now i'm off to Handmade Harbour to find out what crafty lovelies you've been working on! x

16 comments:

  1. Autumn colours are so rich and gorgeous - the various shades of orange always look like fire. I do like your Give Thanks hanging and I bet the strawberry wine tastes scrummy. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. They're lovely aren't they. Thank you, yes the wine was yummy! x

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  2. Love your colourful autumn bunting, I do like the autumnal colours all around, and your plaque is great too.

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  3. I love the change to Autumn and the lovely colours but I am enjoying this last burst of summer we are enjoying. The banner is beautiful.

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    1. Yeas me too, the weather has been amazing hasn't it. Thank you! x

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  4. Strawberry Wine - that does sound nice. I love the bunting, especially the spottiness. The backing fabric of your thanksgiving hanging is really nice, as well as the use of the hessian. Big fan of hessian.

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    1. It is! Thank you, i'm a big fan of hessian too :) x

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  5. Your bunting is gorgeous! We were wandering through Appledore in Devon last week and there was some fabric bunting strung up in a narrow street, it's so much more attractive than the plastic stuff in shops! The wine looks yummy too :)

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    1. Thank you!

      Yes i agree, fabric bunting is v pretty, i love it when people put it up in communal places, its so friendly and welcoming :) x

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  6. I really like your autumnal bunting - I agree making it one sided makes sense when it's hanging against a wall and easier to sell at a reasonable price.

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    1. Thank you! Oh good, i'm glad you agree :) x

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  7. I do love autumnal colours, such lovely rich, warm colours. Loving your new projects as usual, you always have such a great mix of ideas and with your own fabulous print designs. I don't blame you for sticking with autumn designs, it has such great scope. Xx

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    1. Aww thank you! love autumn colours too, its such a beautiful and inspiring season :) x

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  8. As always your color choices are spot on - oh dear that has come out as a pun! Spotty fabric, colours spot on lol x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x