Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Worth a bunt


I love the ‘Twenty to Make’ series, this is not a secret, I’ve raved about them here before. I was a tiny bit sceptical when I received this title to review. I mean bunting yawn yawn, been there done that, made metres and metres and metres……..how wrong can a girl be? ‘Twenty to Make Bunting and Pennants’ by Kate Haxell is a gem. The general instructions at the start are well written and then the journey begins from simple pinked bunting to nursery bunting stuffed with lavender= genius! As the name suggests there are twenty ideas here; really truly absolutely something for everyone. Magazines are not much shy of a fiver now so to have twenty well designed projects for £4.99 is ace value, there’s also an offer on the Search Press website, don’t blame if you get carried away! I had a go at the pleated fan bunting. It was very quick to make, light on fabric and looks so Victorian parlour. In other fabric it would look French, or Rococo, you see the list is endless. I did think at first, before a proper look that this would be a giveaway book…but no, hands off; it’s just too good to giveaway. This isn’t really a review, it’s an unreserved recommendation!

2 comments:

Pomona said...

I really enjoyed that book, too! I have felt bunting in my kitchen now - there are some very nice ideas..

Pomona x

Heather Woollove said...

What fun...and you're right...I thought I'd 'seen it all' with bunting, as well!
Congratulations on your marriage, too!