'If you have a crafty soul and a granny chic heart, then perhaps you may wish to spend quality time with 2 crafters whose love for handcrafted and secondhand goodness knows no bounds.'
It was a bit of a step into the unknown but it was a really relaxing and crafty day out.
We were challenged to make an pinny from a metre of fabric and to use any of the vintage textiles, trinkets and treasure that were spilling over from old suitcases, baskets and boxes. The couple of hours that we had to do this just went in a flash!
My pinny is below.
I need to get a better photo of it but the rain just prohibits outdoor shots this week! My pinny was pretty plain when compared with the other lovely creations. I think that I just liked my fabric and didn't want to cover too much of it up with doilies, ribbon etc.
After a splendiferous lunch...
We were set a task of making bunting from old antique fabric and other charity shop finds. The ones below were our inspiration.
I'm afraid that I have no good photos of my bunting. I had an idea of stringing it across from tree to tree but I refuse to do this in the rain! The photo below give you an idea of how I used old, redundant textiles and lace to make a string of bunting.
Finally, a photo of the pinny parade! I am in the middle to the right of Mrs Red Shoes! There are some fabulous pinnys in this parade!
It was a fun day out and I didn't use a ruler, cutting mat nor a rotary cutter all day! It is perhaps too 'crafty' for me, but I did learn about pushing the boundaries and not to fuss if things aren't perfect!