These last couple of weeks I have been working on a few custom orders for bunting. I had a request for some jungle bunting as a gift for Christmas. After a bit of deliberation as to what animals actually lived in the jungle, I came up with monkey, elephant, tiger and snake, and made this jungle bunting. It has sparked an idea for more themed bunting, such as woodland, pirate, under-the-sea etc. It is perfect for a child’s bedroom where they may have such a theme. So this is now listed in my Etsy shop ready for orders.
The second commission was for some Blessing bunting, ready for a little girl’s first birthday in December. The colours I was given to work with were purple flags and electric blue writing. I found some beautiful material at the shop of another Etsian, The Rainbow Girl, which she had hand-dyed herself, combined with some hand-dyed embroidery cotton, it has made this bunting really special.
And as with Blessing bunting, each flag has, on the reverse, a blessing embroidered. You can order Blessing Bunting here.
I am working on a couple more commissions for bunting, but will talk about those once I have photos.
Another request was for a felted flower for a Christmas gift. The colours lilac and pink were chosen, and I wasn’t too sure what the end result would be like, I just started making. I love it when something is so organic it evolves in your hands from a pile of wool, to something new, and you’re not too sure where the destination is! But here is the flower, which has since sparked another commission for a similar flower after posting it on Facebook, so this too has now been listed in my shop.
In other news, I made a few things for a craft fair that the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers were involved with. How lovely to be presented with a cheque last night after the majority of the items pictured here were sold.