Because next Sunday is this often mentioned Christmas Fair which I am in somewhat of a panic about and trying to churn out items as much as I can. Unfortunately I am not the quickest of workers at times, and then there is the day to day life stuff that tends to take up a great deal of time. Hence the panic!
Today was the day of the bunting. Fortunately for me in my quest to make things to sell I seem to have a bottomless pit of Christmas fabrics that I bought years ago (really, probably about six years ago) at ridiculously low sale prices - some as low as US$3 a yard. They have sat there ignored since then, until now. Now they are coming in useful indeed.
I cut, and I pinned, and I stitched, and I turned them the right way out. I pressed and I sewed, etc, etc, etc. Unfortunately I did a very poor job of estimating how much ribbon would be required for these buntings, so while I have the triangles to finish the remaining buntings I do not have the necessary ribbon. That's life. Won't take long to finish them once I purchase some more.
I did traditional bunting in lush colours with gold, as per a request from a friend who said if I had some at the fair she would buy some. That did it for me. Out came the gold laden fabrics.
|This decrepit old fence sure comes in handy.
|Gold, in all its glory, even the ribbon is gold.
|I only had a half yard of each of these fabrics.
But tons of the others. Why?!
|Aren't they sweet Christmas prints?!
Oh, and more snowflakes to dip. Things to do. Which brings us back to my apology. I will stop this manic making soon enough and then I am going to have some big long days (I hope!) of reading blogs, leaving ridiculously long comments, and emailing for hours on end. Please bear with me.