Things have gone a bit red, white and blue here at ECOZEE – I’m getting geared up for the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, plus, making bunting puts you in the party mood – despite the rain. My flags are made from upcycled cotton shirts that were washed, dried in the fresh Scottish wind, de-constructed and ironed into submission. I did buy the bias binding new but only because I haven’t yet been lucky enough to find a roll in a charity shop with my name on it – I live in hope. The flags are approx 8cm tall and there are 12 on a 1.8m string. There are four designs – and if you’d like one they’re £12 each – contact me! They were a ridiculous fiddle to make but they are lovely. I have some full-size bunting in the pipeline too – watch this space.
The leader of our walking group – Mary – is 60 tomorrow; so, instead of the usual amble we’re having a picnic party – it had better not rain. Mary’s as young as our Queen has been on the throne, so I hand printed a Jubilee-inspired Birthday card for her. I usually make plain union Jack cards but, for Mary (and Betty) I added the important dates with my vintage rubber stamps – my set has a few stamps missing so luckily I had all the numbers I needed! I’m rather pleased with it – suitability vintage looking.