Swingy Seat Covers and Cloutie Bunting!

Oh gosh I am too hot!  Yes I one of the  very annoying people who hate hot weather, give me a ‘might need a cardi’ spring day anytime!

Anyway, thank you very much for all the lovely comments and sympathy left on last week’s memorial post to Jess, it was lovely to read them.   We are adapting to life without her slowly.  I think I have ‘seen’ her twice already, which was slightly startling but not scary in any way.

I have done a lot of sewing this week.  It is my sister’s 50th birthday tomorrow and I made bunting for her party and two cakes!  I also recovered her swingy seat cushions and made matching patchwork cushion covers out of the leftover scraps of fabric.

garden seat with green and brown covers and bunting hanging on yhe top rail

Swing Seat new Covers and Cloutie Bunting

The coloured garland hanging on the seat is my ‘cloutie bunting’.  I did make some fabric flag style bunting as well, but the cloutie bunting uses up all the scraps of fabric leftover from any project sewn onto a strip of fabric or tape – like the fabric clouties tied to tree branches as a Beltaine/May Day celebration.

As well as sister’s 50th I also finished a pram quilt for my daughter’s best friend’s daughter!

pinky purply patchwork quilt

Patchwork quilt for Pippa’s 1st Birthday


I am now almost up to date with presents and so now have to start making items for our stall at the Handmade Christmas at the 02 event.  It seems a long way off but if I don’t start building up stock soon I won’t have enough to sell for 3 days!

I am now going to have a cold glass of wine in the garden whilst the bbq cooks – ‘spose hot weather isn’t too bad sometimes 🙂

Later I will settle down to watch ‘The Returned’ – one of the best, scary series I have seen in a long time, and I will also be perusing the crafty blogs over at Handmade Harbour, see you there!