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Inspired by the bunting in Miss Mustard Seed’s Studio,

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I decided to make some bunting for the nursery. With a special vision in mind, I set out to purchase a crocheted table cloth that I could cut up and use. Believing crocheting is an art, I wanted something stained so that I wouldn’t feel bad cutting it up.

IMG_6530At $5 from a thrift store, stains and all, I won’t have any guilt over this.

IMG_6531During naps I made a pattern on butcher paper so my flags would be the same size and I cut, cut, cut, going all around the sides in case I found a benefit in having the stitching on the edge.

My mother picked up some cream ribbon for me and (two weeks later) let the sewing begin!

IMG_6645The ribbon still needs ironing. The photos here show it in our office. As a trial I hung it from the ceiling of the nursery. The colors looked really good against the orange wall.

IMG_6431But as you see there is no bunting in that photo, I took it down before getting a photo because I disliked it so. Not all projects work out. I’m not sure if its the product itself, the cream on ivory combo or just that perhaps bunting is a little to country chic for me, but either way, it wasn’t my cup of tea. It reminded me of baseball pendants. I haven’t anything against bunting or flags, of course, since I did this project, but it didn’t jive with what I have going on.

These days I’m enjoying the aim of clean modern lines, no clutter (which kind of a joke when you have kids) and neutral colors with bold pops. The bunting was visually jarring in that environment.

But perhaps you would think differently. After ironing it, I’ll have it for sale at a craft fair this fall.

IMG_6646I think I’ll make a veil for my daughter with the rest of the table cloth (the unstained part).