And I am longing for a bit of sunshine here at bunted! hq.
So much has happened the bunted fairies have been working their little fairy boots off!
SO what has happened?
A brand new shiny website is soon all to be revealed, including a shop! Squee.
New headquarters have been moved into and several new lines of bunting-ness have been developed including a ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘Fairytale’ themes.
Meanwhile, to keep our spirits up here are some pictures of lovely spring type bunts….just for you!
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The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that I have conquered the technical beast and input a wee widget to the side of this blog. Yes, we’re exhibiting at the Creative Brides Fair over 21 and 22 September at Scotney Castle.
We’re excited, having worked with one of the Creative Brides team members before, where she did a fantastic job. It should prove to be a great weekend, hopefully sunny and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of lovely brides there!
On top of that, if you pre-register before 10 September 2013 you’ll receive two free tickets to the gardens at the Castle!
Sometimes, when you run a small business like ours, you’ll find yourself up sewing until midnight every night for weeks, getting an order finished. You’ll find yourself drinking too much caffeine, or stabbing yourself with a pin one too many times.
You’ll find yourself wondering why you ever thought it was a good idea to start this whole thing. You might think to yourself that you should be sleeping right now, but you’re not. You’ll finish the order, you’ll ship it, and the satisfaction of achieving something will slightly dim the stress. It takes the edge off, at least.
If you’re lucky, sometime soon after, you’ll get an email through with pictures like these attached, and a little note from your customer just like this:
I just wanted to send you a couple of pictures to show you how beautiful the bunting looked at the wedding – so many people commented on it as it has never been used at the hotel before. it really made the room, so thank you so much for creating it.
Suddenly you remember what it is about this job that you love. You get to help people make the memories they want. That makes the pin stabs, the caffeine shakes and the sleepless nights definitely worth it.
Heartfelt congratulations Emma, it looks beautiful. All the best for your brand new marriage, and thank you for letting bunted! be a part of it!
Inspiration has taken hold thanks to Ethan and his beautiful bunting the fairies made over this week!
Cowboys & Indians are the theme. Using up cycled fabric we’ve created some unique bunting for Cowboy and Indian fans! We love it! Keep watching this space as we will be putting some in the bunted! shop for you to buy! Eeeeeeeeeee.
We were delighted to be able to help Rochester Lit Fest decorate the Good Intent Pub for their Garden Party. Medway has been buzzing with creativity over recent weeks, and it’s wonderful to be a part of!
The images over on the Lit Fest website show you exactly how wonderful bunting can be for transforming any space into a party!
Image credit to Jaye Nolan of Practical Creative
Happily co-inciding with our move into a lovely new studio in Sun Pier House is the final weekend of the highly successful Medway Open Studios Festival! The festival showcases some of the amazing artists that practice their work locally, giving them an opportunity to show the public how they work. It’s also about promoting Medway as a creative hub.
There are some wonderful local artists taking part this year, including the illustrator extraordinaire Ben Cameron of Strange Paul, Nikki Price Photography, a lovely jeweller whose work I adore, Sian Bostwick, and you can even #makeababywiththisman Christopher Sacre! I’ll leave you to ponder that one…
Come and see our little studio this weekend, July 20th and 21st, although please bear with us as we’re still moving in! There’s definitely time for a natter though, and we’ll show you how the bunted! fairies work their magic. We’re really excited, it’s an amazing time to be a part of the creativc community here.
All this creativity makes us very
We definitely love the cute over at bunted! HQ, and baby bunting is without a doubt got “cute” covered. But sometimes it’s nice to do something a little different, and this was certainly the case for our most recent project.
Zak and Link two brand new boys born in Australia, and a friend was looking for some personalised bunting that would suit their unusual (but totally awesome) names, and impress their design savvy parents. I met with Natalie and together we chose the fabric at our local fabric Mecca, Hometown Rochester.
We love the whale fabric to within an inch of its perfectly woven life. It’s cute, but not too cute, and it says baby boy, without throwing too many gender stereotypes in your face. Safe to say our friend Nat has some seriously good taste. We love it! We even customised the font on this occasion, using Bebas Neue from Font Squirrel. I think it works really well because it’s narrow, and fills the length of the pennant.
As difficult as this ampersand was to sew – I’m absolutely delighted with the results. Also: how much fun is it to say ampersand? I feel a bit clever!
Nat was really happy with the results, and I hope the lovely Zak and Link get to enjoy their bespoke bunting soon!
What amazingly glorious weather is upon us! Oh how we love it. bunted! HQ has been a hive of activity recently. In fact sooooo much has been ‘occurin’ that our little fairy wings might fall off!!
Not really, well, we hope not….
Anyhoo, the goss, yes! Come and join us at the Rochester Cherry Festival in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care on Saturday 13th July from 1pm till 4pm. There’s lots of lovely things to do and see, including us!
Latest fairy adventures include birthday bunting, more wedding bunting, baby bunting, making a vintage style apron and attending a Regency Ball in Bath!
We have much more to divulge yet we must await for the appropriate time to tell all! Squeeeeee
Much love from us fairies