A few months ago I was asked by a friend, who has the most wonderful wedding planning company, to help create some items for a 1940′s style wedding, for a wedding fair they were attending in April. Of course I said yes, and we started working on ideas of how to create some Union Jack style bunting but in pink and green. We eventually decided on the plain pink background with mint green felt to make the crosses, and the white from lace stitched behind the felt. And of course you have to have gingham!
Another part of helping them create the 1940′s look was to make some tea cosies. So I managed to source some vintage tea cosy patterns, and created them in the pink and green of the bunting. These looked amazing with the green Beryl teapots that Stone Two Birds had managed to find.
Another request was for some bridal SOS kits, a little bag that could hold a few emergency supplies to help her get through the day, eg headache tablets, hair grips, plaster etc. So I created a selection of crocheted bags from cream and white cotton, lined with blue linen, and finished with two stone bird beads, which I was so pleased at finding!
It was such a delight working with a group of people who had such original ideas for a wedding, and being able to help with the whole homemade ethos of the time was great.
If you ever need any event planning, then you really do need to check out Stone Two Birds, they have amazing ideas, and work so hard in making your day special.
(photos from Stone Two Birds, used with their kind permission)
I have a number of hair clips in my shop, in a variety of colours and have had a number of custom order for them, which has added to the number of colours available. They are all made with handspun wool, and embellished with lace and crystal beads.
Some of the new colours are more summery, such as this beautiful lemon-y coloured hair grip. Available for order just here
Also some cream hair grips, which I think would be perfect for a summer wedding, or to add a touch of glamour to an outfit. Which can be bought here
I have also had a custom order for a gorgeous blue/green combination, which I can re-produce for you if you order it here.
Creating these, then sparked some other ideas, such as a ring, based upon the same design. This is secured to an adjustable ring base, meaning it will fit many different shaped fingers. This can be bought here
I also had a desire to create some peacock inspired hair clips, which are available to buy here
I have an idea for some pastel coloured hair clips in pale blue and pink, but these are still in the development phase!
I am always open to colour combination suggestions, for both the hair clips and rings. I can be contacted via Etsy to discuss any custom orders.
I have had this bunting in mind for a long time. So it was wonderful to be able to eventually bring it to fruition. The story of Little Red Riding Hood is a little gruesome in places, depending on what version you read, so trying to depict it in a gentle way, so that the bunting is appropriate for children took some thought.
The beautiful printed fabric really brings a folky feel to this bunting, and the appliqued flags are on calico fabric, which again gives a more rustic feel to the bunting.
There are 5 appliqued flags, starting with the covered basket the Red Riding Hood takes to her Grandma’s house, then there is a flag of trees to represent the woods. Followed by the wolf in Grandma’s clothes in bed waiting for Little Red. An axe in a block of wood represents the woodcutter, who rescues Little Red and and her Grandmother. And then finally Little Red gets to give the basket of food to her Grandmother, with smiles all around.
This is available to buy in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/127472906/childrens-story-bunting-fairy-tale