Bunting in the Dandy!

Well just back from camping holiday and had no signal for most of the time so it was a strange but quite liberating feeling as I wasn’t obliged to text and couldn’t check emails or facebook!  The weather was mostly good and I had some great swimming in the sea!  I am sorry about not commenting on many blogs last week as I ran out of time before we left on Monday morning.  I have now managed to reciprocate all those who commented on mine I think!

So I haven’t done any crafting this week but I did loads before I left as I made some bunting for my Dandy and completed some things I am doing in conjunction with creative blogging for Abakhan, but more about that in a future post!    It looked very pretty at night in the camper with the flower lights and a candle!  I also made curtains for the windows and the door with some Abakhan rose print  fabric from the big dumpers of vintage dress fabric!  Nothing left for my dress now though!

pink and red bunting and a multi colouted quilt.

My Dandy camper with the bunting and the rose flower lights. My quilt is over the settee back!

dandy camper

The Dandy with the new rose fabric door curtain





Anyway,  over to Handmade Monday to see what you’ve all been up to!

Hippy Quilt has Ears!

Well this week I have been quite a lot busier crafting wise.   I have been making things for my camping holiday as every year I go away for a few days with my old friend and our assorted children and grandchildren.  I go in my Dandy camper, this is a cross between a trailer tent and a camper and  can be put up in 15 mins!  It has a proper bed, a settee and  2 proper windows so  I have just made some new curtains, cushions and bunting for mine and finished off the hippy type quilt I have been making. I posted about making the top from a jelly roll a few week’s ago in this post here.  Now it has a fluffy inside and a soft fleecy backing!  The fleece is from IKEA and is quite heavy so I should be really warm on chilly nights in a Welsh field!  I don’t know about everyone else, but I tend to rush things which are for myself and end up with something which isn’t quite how it was intended to be.  I make so much for selling which has to be perfect that I get sloppy when it’s only for me.

quilt with fleecy backing sewn into pointy ears

my hippy quilt with it’s ears!

Hence when sewing on  the fleece backing I ended up with it sort of twisted and misaligned as I came to the end of the row (I never pin in place when it’s my own stuff!)

Anyway  fortunately I had a brilliant idea and made the extra fleecy at each corner into a feature – the quilt now has ‘ears’

I have been thinking recently that I should be more careful with things I make for my own use as it doesn’t make a very good advert for my business really!

Well I’m off to continue packing – it’s a thunderstorm outside at the moment – I really hope it’s not like this tomorrow on the Lleyn Peninsula!!    My plan is to be sunbathing and swimming this coming week whilst my husband gets on with all the jobs here that need doing!  🙂

But first it’s over to Handmade Monday for a look at what everyone else has been doing! See you next week with some pictures of my glamped up Dandy!