All of the lovely colored threads I inherited from my mom.
Lucky, lucky me:)
I have never made bunting before, and for those of you who know me or read this blog, you know my experience with Molly (my sewing machine) is very limited. I am teaching myself to sew in a very trial by error sort of way. I bought some really cute Fat Squares a few weeks ago at Walmart of all places. I thought the colors were great for Fall and would make a cute bunting to hang in my kitchen. I found this tutorial on one of my favorite blogs, The Yvestown Blog, and decided it was time to try it out.
My flags all cut and ready to be sewn together.
I saddled up to Molly, took a deep breath and let the festivities begin. First was sewing the flags together and then turn them right side out and press them. That went very smoothly and I was feeling pretty good about my progress.
Next was sewing them onto the bias tape which I had already folded and pressed to prepare to accept the flags. This was the trickiest part and if one looks real close to the finished product, one would see quite a few woopsy-daisies, but that's okay. Just proves it is handmade, right?
After I was done, I took it to the kitchen and strung it in my big kitchen window, it was long enough to drape twice:) Unfortunately, my flash doesn't work on my camera and the sun was so bright behind the window, so you can't really see the colors, but you get the idea. I love it and can't wait to find some fabric for Christmas and do some Christmas Bunting. I know it's not anything fancy, or too difficult, but it makes me feel happy and maybe it will make others who come in my home smile too!!
Robby made a lot of progress on the root cellar too. The roof is on and all that's left is covering it with dirt, finishing up the front with some more logs and a door, adding some steps down to the cellar and leveling out the ground around it. I am so proud of Robby for building this for us. The cedars were all cut on our property so it was a very cheap cellar for us to build. Lots of manual labor but with materials we already had on hand or on property. I LOVE that.
Looking down into the cellar early on, from the "roof".
Before dirt was packed around the sides and the roof was put on.
Black paper put down as a barrier for moisture. Now to be covered in 18 inches of dirt.
All of this crafting and building made Robby and I very hungry for something sweet. So I went to the kitchen to whip up some Pecan Bars for us to have as a treat:)
Looks like someone couldn't wait for them to cool
and for me to cut them. Wonder who the could be?
Hope your weekend was as good as mine and that the week ahead brings you much to smile about, lots of love and a few moments in each day to be creative and do something that makes you really, really happy.