Monday, 1 July 2013

Summery Crochet Bunting..........



Gosh, where has the last six months gone !!!!!!!!!! It's the first day of July which is always means the start of summer for me so hopefully we'll enjoy some nice, balmy days. Also it is a very busy month, with four birthdays and two anniversary's, all in one week. This year is a special month as my youngest daughter will be 18 and my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary.!!!! I was a child bride, lol.


A few weeks ago, a friend's sister, via Instagram asked if I could crochet her some bunting in some pretty, summery colours. I said yes and this was my first paid commission, which I was very excited about. Who'd have thought when I learnt to crochet, 12 months later, people would ask if they could buy my projects.


I used Drops Paris yarn that is an Aran weight 100% cotton, it is great for bunting as it's a nice sturdy yarn. It is a bit splitty when you use it but I don't find it a problem as most cotton yarns split including the more expensive ones.


The pattern is a modification from the book Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench and the flower was from an old copy of Mollie Makes.


Before I added the flowers, I starched the bunting, just to give it a bit more structure. The recipient loved it and sent me a photo of it up, in her baby girl's bedroom.

One last thing, Google Reader has ceased to exist from today so I've switched to Bloglovin, if all my lovely friends want to follow my posts that way, the icon is on my sidebar,



 Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.
xxxxDebxxxx

12 comments:

The Faerie Factory said...

Such pretty bunting, I love the flowers on it. Popping in to say hi to a fellow Midlander ~ Sarah x

Candace said...

Love colours. I've got some of that yarn too and I love it. Although it splits I think it is one of the ones that doesn't split too much. I've brought more expensive cotton and its been terrible to use.

PS Love the cute cards on previous post

Hope you are keeping well x

Country Maison (Eva) said...

Thanks for sharing this ! You seem to have similar tastes to me, I've had in mind a bunting like that for a while and after seeing yours I will definitely make one, but at the moment I'm making granny triangles for Lucy at Attic 24....have to finish a few projects first. But I adore the ones you've made and the colours you have used.

Ros Crawford said...

What a sweet banner this is ... At least everything looks summery in your photos ... which is more than I can say for the weather!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! This is just GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! WOW!!!

Jen said...

Gorgeous pastel colours and a lovely finished item!

Jen

Kashi said...

Wow! 25 years that is wonderful! I love the bunting too. Have a great, busy, week. XOXO

Kepanie said...

I <3 this. It's so pretty and all kinds of lovliness! Ho'omaka'i on your first commission, Deb. Feels good doesn't it. XX

Ira Huberts said...

What a fabulous way to bring summer into the house Deb, lovely soft pastel colours, a real pretty banner! Ira x
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Claudia Sodré said...

oi bom dia!! Adoro vir aqui em seu blog..tudo lindo e injspirador essas bandeirinhas eu adorei e vou fazer para enfeitar meu lugar de cosura..bj claudia sodre (Brasil)

Hazels Crochet said...

I love your bunting and the colours you have used, adorable!

S said...

That is so completely adorable. I see on your following posts you've really been busy with the yarn. Wonderful projects you've got going.

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