I must be a bit bored. I’m making bunting.
I know that lots of people are displaying rainbows in their windows, as a sign of solidarity and hope. That’s a lovely idea. Others are cheering themselves up by dressing up to put out their bins on rubbish collection day. It’s good to have signs of collective fun.
A few months ago, I’d bought in Spotlight some remnants of fabrics by their featured designer, Jocelyn Proust. It wasn’t till I got them home that I realised they were purpose-printed: one for cushion covers and one for bunting. I do love a cushion cover, and the fabric designs are lovely, so I’m good with that, but I’m not normally a bunting person, having no youngsters to decorate my house for.
However, the fabric was impossibly cute, featuring stylised Australian flowers, foliage and creatures. It was an end of roll, so I didn’t get a full set of triangles, but I managed to improvise, making shorter, longer and fatter triangles with what I had. And there they sat for a few months, looking at me reproachfully.
Yesterday, the light went on in my head and I decided to make them up to decorate my front porch cheerfully, instead of rainbows. The colours are pretty: grey, white, pale yellow, coral, rust, and bits of red, black and brown.
I’ve got my bunting flags made up. I’ve made a long band to hold them, using the same fabric as the flag backing. It isn’t terribly long, but my porch isn’t enormous, and I only have a limited number of the flags.
I’ll string the bunting up tomorrow, it’s too dark now to see properly.
Aren’t they lovely? Rainbows are cute, but I think this is cuter!