Thursday, 10 September 2009

tibetan prayer flags

After seeing this different take on a type of bunting, I knew we had to make some. So, one rainy summer day we set to cutting squares from my extensive scraps collection. the children drew images to do with summer using fabric marker pens on some old calico curtain fabric, then we sewed them together, sometimes with a line of stitching, other times using buttons or beads.
I also made a 'summertime' stamp in three pieces on three tiny erasers and stamped some squares with those.

This is how I would like more of our free time to be spent, all happily crafting away, but so often more time is spent setting up and then tidying up afterwards. The girls especially really liked doing this though and it kept us busy for most of the day! And Lucie revealed herself to be a talented little seamstress, sewing more than her elder brother and sister put together, unfortunately I didn't have the camera out then, and just realised I havent got any pics of the finished flags, now they are all hung up.


Cele said...

Fabuloius. These are amazing. I bet they all really enjoyed making them,

Bernadette said...

Awesome! glad you found inspiration in our simple line of flags. They make a great activity for a group of friends too.

lily boot said...

these are lovely! what a wonderful idea. hmmm ... we're on school holidays and need a birthday present for Thursday - these may be just the thing!

anamama said...

What a fantastic idea! It's great that the girls were so involved. Well done everbody.