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Zak and Link Personalised Bunting

15 Jul

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.

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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.

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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!

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Nat was really happy with the results, and I hope the lovely Zak and Link get to enjoy their bespoke bunting soon!

Up, up, up and away!

20 Dec

Nothing gets me more in the mood for a little fabric shopping that a 17 hour flight to Australia. Wait…what? I don’t think I’m ever not in the mood for fabric shopping! Not even a long haul flight could put me off!

Earlier this week, the bunted! fairy grandmother took me out to Australian fabric heaven (Spotlight) and we had a little perusal of the delightful wares. Here are the latest additions to the bunted! collection:

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 During Sarah’s last trip to Australia, she managed to nab a super sweet toile fabric, in a nursery rhyme pattern. Sadly, although totally unsurprisingly, loads of lovely bunted! customers fell in love with the fabric and we’ve now totally run out. I though this pale pink toile was just as lovely, and in the same colour spectrum as the nursery rhyme toile, so hopefully you will all love it as much as I do!

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I’ve accidentally gone totally girly and just simply had to have this strawberry and polka dot linen. It’s pretty light for a linen, which makes it sewing-machine-needle-friendly (excellent!). I can see this sandwiched between a mauve floral, and perhaps calico pennants? I am possibly being a tad too optimistic weather-wise, but Spring isn’t too far away, and this would be perfect for garden tea parties in the brand new sunshine, along with some of these pretties:

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Tea party extravaganza – don’t forget to invite us! I don’t know if I can bear surrendering this lovely pastel horse fabric over the bunted! HQ….I might have to smuggle this into my personal collection!

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Please excuse the wrinkles! Can you see why I adore it? I think it’s so delicate and lovely, feminine without being totally over the top girly. The bunted! fairy grandmother suggested that it would be apropos for an apron, and I must say I agree – can’t you just imagine me flouncing around the kitchen in a ruffled apron with a matching potholder? Must get Sarah to teach me how to make them…

This is too late for Christmas 2012, but next year you could own your very own Dr Seuss Christmas bunting! I stopped short of nabbing the Grinch fabric as well, but there’s still time to sneak back and get it – I’m sure it will fit in the suitcase! Well…reasonably sure…just…

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I’ve already been a busy bee and made my first batch of bunting out of some of these delights, and pictures will follow. Stay tuned folks, and remember, if you have bought any bunting from bunted! we’d be delighted to see any pictures in situ, or to hear any feedback you may have!