Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HAND SEWN VINTAGE WHITE HANKERCHIEF BUNTING!! I HAVE BEEN BUSY!!


Hi ladies....another little goodie i worked on today...!!~~~~~

Had heaps of VINTAGE white hankies...& bought some white cotton edging..

OKAY...this was an AD HOC....spur of the MOMENT..

"how do i make a bunting with VINTAGE hankerchiefs??

I placed the "cotton" edging flat....pinned 5 x vintage hankies thereon...(i ironed them to be in half...so the FULL hanky is used per each "flag")...

My sewing machine is tucked away in my wardrobe & i havent used it for at least 12 years...
And YEs I am a total woos & far too scared to bring it out to try to sew anything..

SOO I sewed all the hankies by HAND...

finished off with VINTAGE cream/white buttons along the way...

This is the first of a FEW mixed lot I am intending to make for my SHABBY FLEA JUNK FAIR in AUgust....

I am quite happy with the result...(& the fact that it is hand sewn!! cough cough...that makes it legitimate in my eyes..NOT PERFECT...if you get my drift)..

anyway...what do you think??
ALL comments are welcome...

ps...dad is still hobbling along...fingers crossed his new surgery next week is succesful...

xx andrea


7 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Clever1 Love the girl in the skirt detail so very delicate!

Kerryanne English said...

I think that is honestly the prettiest bunting I have ever seen Andrea. And hand sewing is perfect for a vintage project.
Just beautiful!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

baysiderose said...

OMG these are just absolutely gorgeous Andrea. I love white vintage linens and these are amazing in bunting. You are a clever woman!
Pam

Alison said...

Andrea such sweet bunting. How pretty it would be for a summer party
Alison

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Wow that is going to be amazing at the SVJ show!! What a great idea, you must be so busy your head is spinning!!! I must say i love the idea of hand sewing.
alicia :0)

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theoldboathouse said...

Wow this looks so good, such a simple yet very effective idea.....grown up bunting, cheers katherine