I'm guessing you’ve all heard of bunting, but what about fruiting?
I suppose technically its still bunting, but as its fruit shaped I’m calling it fruiting!
I wanted something to jazz up the kitchen a little, its windows are small and face a wall so can be a bit gloomy on a rainy grey day, what better than some fun bunting to add a little flair!
I’m going to be totally honest, this project did not go to plan, at first I had all the good intensions to sew the pieces together, turn them right side out and press them all nice and pretty. But, my sewing skills just aren’t up to sewing small pieces with curves, the apples ended up looking awful, but instead of throwing everything in my scrap fabric bin I decided to unpick them and start over.
I wont show you the mess I sewed, best to just move on!
Once I had all the pieces unpicked, I paired them up again and laid the pieces right side down, using a brush a spread some fabric glue over one piece.
I didn’t go crazy as I didn’t want the fabric to get soggy; once it was covered I placed the other piece on top, right side up, smoothing out and bubbles or wrinkles as I went.
I then placed it to one side to dry, and carried on with the rest.
I repeated this process with the leaves, did I honestly think I could sew these,
hahahaha to me! When both pieces of the leaves were glued together I pinched once end of the leaf to make it curl slightly. These were then placed to one side to dry.
Once everything was dry I paired up the apples and leaves and hand stitched each set to this too cute for words bias tape.
Whilst I was sewing I did this!
What the heck!!! I didn’t even realise I’d done it; I obviously do way too much house work and desperately need that manicure!
Any hoo, once I’d removed me from my sewing, I showed it off to hubby who suggested hanging it over the door way, which I did.
So, what do you think, is ‘fruiting’ the new bunting, I’m also doing some pear, cherry and strawberry ones, not sure where they will go but I’m hooked! Ohhh, maybe I should do some pumpkins as autumn is on her merry way!
Linking to some of these blogs
Home work, Making the World Cuter, French Country Cottage More the Merrier Monday Craft o Maniac Monday Organising Mission Monday Pinkapotamus Beneath the Rowan Tree, Home Stories of A-Z, Todays Creative Blog, Show & Tell, Power of Paint Party, Someday Crafts, Sweetpeas & Bumblebees, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Beyond the Picket Fence, The 36th Avenue, Fireflies & Jellybeans, 504 Main, 30 Handmade Days, Funky Junk Interiors, Under the Table and Dreaming, Sundae Scoop, Craft O Maniac, ABC & 123, Beneath the Rowan Tree, A Round Tuit, Serenity Now, Freckled Laundry, Homemaker in Heels, Spunky Junky, Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots & Jello, J & M's Eye Candy, Organize with Sandy, The Creative Itch, Rook no.17, , Creative Spark, Gingersnaps, Blissful & Domestic,Keeping it Simple, Craft Junkie Too