I’m super excited because I’m having my family over this weekend for a party in the garden and me being me I have all SORTS of fun plans. I want to create a super colourful summer garden party feel, with bright colours, flowers, lanterns and bunting. Then I’m going to make lots of classic british picnic party food, but a bit poshed up.
So, firstly I tidied the garden up a bit, mowed the lawn (badly – I left loads of stripes of long grass!) and added a fun little bit of bamboo mini-fencing and a big yellow spinny flower (yes I know it’s cheesy). I had an idea of making 2 wigwams for my youngest nephew and nieces to play in, so I used the big bamboo pokes I had bought ages ago and put them up. Then I hit up the charity shops to see what I could find!
Fabric was a bit thin on the ground in the charity shops, but in the end I found a few bits that could look cute together. Then I made a template out of card and marked out triangles on the reverse of the fabric.
Then I cut them out and sewed them together, 2 pieces back to back.
So then I had a lovely little pile of inside-out sewn triangles in different fabrics. I also had some old pages of a book (also from the charity shop) that I cut out too, cos I thought they looked fun.
Then I took some wide ribbon and folded it in half, tucking the tops of the triangles into the fold and pinned them down. Then I sewed along the ribbon to seal the whole thing.
And here’s the end result…
Lastly, I found a couple of other lovely things in the charity shop – a great wooden salad bowl with mini bowls and servers, and a carved flower bowl from the 60s. Lovely stuff!