What a fantastic array of bunting to look at this week! I wish we could see more home-made bunting on the streets, that plastic stuff is so tacky; but its good to see some patriotism wherever you go.
|tags for May|
For some reason I got carried away on a Beatrix Potter theme during the month of May. I couldn’t think of a story that included bunting, but I did find this - the frontispiece from The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies - first edition (1909). This presentation book was inscribed by Potter with: "for Lizzie Airey from Miss Potter Third book about the rabbits - April 27. 12". (just over 100 years ago). Sounds like a good reason to celebrate with some bunting!
I used the same patchwork print fabric as for 2 of my other May tags, stitched onto buckram, then stuck on the inscription. Made bunting from pink satin stitched onto pink thread, with pink ric-rac for a tie.
From the beginning of Tag Tuesday I have been making a stitched book to keep my tags together. I wanted a flexible design to allow for tags of different sizes; also some are much thicker than others; some will not fit in a book at all. My gardening tags are at the allotment, so I have stuck in a photo. Each double page has a folded pocket at the bottom and is stitched on one side to the previous page. The book measures 10” square and is made to fit a cardboard craft box. The box is big enough for one more month, then I will start another book for July to December.
I’m ready now for some red, white and blue for next week! I’m looking forward to doing tags in June, great themes, Carolyn!
Wishing you all a lovely holiday weekend, Jane xx