Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Birthday Bunting

I crocheted some bunting.
 
 
I used some lovely Planet Penny crochet cotton which was fabulous to work with. I took bits and pieces from various patterns and combined them to get the look that I wanted, finishing it off with some of my dyed buttons (one batch of scarlet dye produced all these different reds and pinks)

 
I pondered over how to best photograph it... it's not easy to photograph bunting in order to show it off at its best you know.

 
And in the end I decided it looked best draped over my dresser... but it didn't stay there as it was not for me. It was for a special friend who had a birthday at the beginning of the week.

 
But I might have to make some for me too... because I like it on my dresser... and I have a bithday at the end of the week. And the world needs more bunting...

 
....and cake.
Birthday cake... for my friend and me!

 
We did share it with all the other ladies from Spectrum.

19 comments:

  1. Looks stunning - the cake and the bunting! Happy Birthday celebrations :)

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  2. Bunting is always so festive, Reminds me of VE day .....oops, did I say that!

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  3. In't this just The Best time of year for a birthday?? Mine is next week. Hope you and your lovely friend had a fabulous time eating cake. And many happies to you...
    Axs

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  4. Love the bunting... bet birthday girl
    was chuffed to little mint balls.
    You must do some for your open studios.... When is that ?

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  5. Such wonderful gifts.I want to make some bunting for my daughters afternoon tea pary in August, but it will have to be made of fabric, if I'm to get it done. Hope you get have some bunting for your birthday.

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  6. I love bunting too and this is so pretty. Happy Birthday to you and your friend - is that the Best Ever Chocolate Cake? Yum.

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  7. Love the bunting! Happy birthday celebrations! x Jo

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  8. Really pretty bunting, Gina, I love the edging. I'm sure there will be a clamouring for a pattern!
    And that cake! ooh that cake....

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  9. can't choose which I like more - cake or bunting! lol

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  10. Horrified at first to think that was streaky bacon laid over your choccy cake!! At 37, it appears I have the vision of a bat.....And yes, you are totally right: the world definitely needs a whole lot more bunting, especially the crocheted type, like yours. Love it. Just got my knitting needles out after 20 years plus disservice, and to my amazement I remembered how to do it, we'll basic plain and purl stitch anyway. (Did have to YouTube casting on, though... The memory was a bit wobbly.) x

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  11. Happy Birthday Gina! I love your cute little bunting!

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  12. Happy Birthday Gina! Enjoy xx

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  13. Wonderful bunting, you always make the most amazing things and I think, how lovely, I'll have to have a go at that, and then I don't :-(

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  14. The cake was very scrumptious. Happy birthday Gina. The bunting is lovely.

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  15. Oh the bunting is lovely - that cake looked gorgeous. I hope you have a Happy Birthday as well - did you get some bunting made for yourself?

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  16. I love your birthday bunting. (And I would love a piece of that cake too!)

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  17. I'm so sorry it's taken ages for me to catch up on my blog reading, it's been a hectic week!
    I love my bunting and can't wait to clear up my studio (yet again) so that I can make it pretty. Thank you again, and for the cake too, it was delish xxx

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  18. Love the bunting, very summery!

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  19. Your bunting is delightful Gina - I still have mine up that you sent me a few years ago and it always makes me happy!

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