Thursday, 11 June 2020

A visit to Kew and a new project

11th June 2020

Went to Kew on Tuesday after my sister booked our slot.....






.....wonderful aliums in the borders...





.....so sad to have missed this display in flower but the seed heads looked magnificent.....



....these beds are usually glorious but now are being prepared for spring planting....






.....still a lot of colour and wonderful scents from the rose garden where we ate our socially distanced lunch. 

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I decided to make a colourful wall hanging for my grandson....

.....sponge dyed calico with Brusho....




....added hand dyed fabrics from my stash...



....the next 2 photos are in the wrong order!!! Blogger have changed the format which isn't as good as previously. The second photo shows coloured squares of fabric backed with bondaweb, I positioned them, took a photo for reference, then ironed each square in place, took a while!

I have a couple of Elmer books in my granddaughters box so was able to trace the shape and size I needed then cut it out of freezer paper which was ironed on the squared fabric. I cut the ear out separately so that it flapped.




I am quite pleased with the result after backing with calico.


Not sure what my next project will be.......



Sunday, 7 June 2020

Bunting photo found!!

7th June 2020


The bunting has been attached to hand made cotton lace from my stash.

Bunting and walks in the park....

7th June 2020


I have made bunting for my grandson's bedroom using rainbow coloured fabrics for the letters......

...firstly I had to decide on the size and letter shapes, drew them out on freezer paper, amazing stuff that can be ironed on fabric then cut out, this was placed on bondaweb backed fabric, ironed, then cut out.....





.....it took a while to make all the letters!!

I made the bunting from calico, stitched around each letter using chain stitch, backed the fabric then did a running stitch around the edge. The rainbows at each end were made from the fabric that was left with the bondaweb backing. I had some cotton lace to join all the pieces. So enjoyed making this.
 The running stitch thread matched the letter.



Then made some for my granddaughter, I dyed some old linen for this and made unicorns for each end to match her bedding, a rainbow tail and fluffy rainbow coloured mane.

I took a photo of the bunting but seem to have inadvertently deleted it!!!





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As I have mentioned previously I live very near Richmond Park and the last two weeks my daughter has come for a socially distanced visit with the children. 

SUCH A TREAT!!

We go for a walk in the park and build dens...


and quietly watch the deer from a distance, here they are resting and from the path could be easily missed.



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Kew has re-opened but you have to book a slot as numbers are restricted, I am going on Tuesday so my next post will include photos from there and perhaps pictures of my next project.....