So when I saw squigglyrainbow's excellent bunting swap, I jumped in........both feet.
I have learnt a few lessons since then.
1. I really can't sew.
2. Always check out where the blog writer lives, before signing up.
3. Postage to Australia is not cheap.
4. I really can't sew.
The idea is you sign up to make a chosen number of pieces of bunting, sending them off to the individual addresses and then wait to receive the same number back, each individual one being able to either be strung together to make a bespoke bunting for your own house or used to decorate something else........................this is a great idea..................
My bunting contains a little piece of Wales.
The cut out hearts allow the light to shine through.
I love sewing, but shabby-chic was probably invented for me and my dubious sewing skills. The recipients of my pieces of bunting should realise that although it may appear that I threw the things together and then told my kids to sew them up, I actually spent hours cutting, ironing and sewing.
I love bunting, but most of all I did enjoy making my pieces and like to think of a little bit of Wales winging its way to other lands. I wanted to add something extra in my envelopes but ended up being very limited with weight to try and keep the postage costs down, so please know that my envelopes also carry love and blessings from my little corner of the world.