Now, some of my most loyal, longstanding readers (do I have any, I wonder?) may remember that I have a penchant for jolly bunting about the place, but the thrifty bunting that I made here is now looking a little tired, as you can see.
So Kate Haxell's book Twenty to Make: Bunting and Pennants is just the book I needed to help me along my way. At a very reasonable price, this little book packs in a lot of ideas for bunting of all shapes and sizes, and for different situations.
Before I was so miserably parted from my dear Rose, I had time to rustle up some felt bunting to jolly up my kitchen window. The pattern in the book was for mini bunting suitable for a child's room, for example, but I sized it up as I am on the verge of my second childhood, I think. The felt came from Paper and String, where Sarah does a huge range of colours, and even with making large flags, each one could be cut from a 4in/10cm square, which Sarah sells nice little multicoloured stacks of (preposition at the end of a sentence, whatever next?)
|Happy kitchen window|
The motivational prints were made to order from Pie Foundry. The left hand one is for the Head Chef (Don't do it tomorrow, do it today) and the right hand one for me (Be the change you want to see) - which tells you much about us; exactly what, I will leave you to puzzle out.
But back to the bunting. Princess Bunchy, as is her wont, has put in an order for some Flower Power Bunting and chosen a selection of fabrics.
|Nice and easy instructions|
I have found lots of ideas in the book for bunting to enhance our luxury shed, and generally to prettify my life (nearly a split infinitive, but not quite, I held back). And yes, this is a wonderful way to use up those orts and scraps of fabric in your stash, making it a Very Thrifty purchase. So all in all, a jolly nice little book, full of jolly nice bunting.
And six of you can have a bunting book of your very own, thanks to those nice people at Search Press. 'How may I get my mitts on one?' I hear you saying, 'She witters on and takes an age to get to the nitty gritty ...'.
So here it is - three simple steps to enter the giveaway: please read the rubric carefully, and remember to turn over the page.
1. You need to be a Follower of my blog - so run along and sign up if you aren't one already.
2. Visit the Search Press website which is packed full of enticing crafty books (and free patterns, too), and find a book which you think is the bees' knees (metaphorically speaking, of course) and should be on everyone's wishlist.
3. Come back and tell me about it via the Comments box.
Please, please ensure that you are contactable via your comment - if you don't have your email in your profile, put it in your comment, otherwise you cannot win. If you never win giveaways and no one ever responds to your comments, chances are you are a 'no-reply blogger' - read this post by Victoria to remedy it, or click on the No Reply button in my sidebar to find out more.
I will leave this giveaway open for about a week, and so will be looking for a pleasant dog or a passing stranger next Monday or Tuesday to help me with the draw. There will be six winners of the bunting and pennants book to be announced, so the odds must be pretty good. Bonne chance!