Bui Crafts Bunting

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Today I’m happy to post about my other self: Bui Crafts. Bui (pronounced bwee) is the Irish for yellow, so I’m sure you can see the connection between Yellow Dog and Bui Crafts… It’s all about colour! Actually it’s all about the dog but never mind : ) 

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One thing I love to do in Bui Crafts is make bunting. Whatever the occasion, a bunting is sure to please. This pirate fabric is great for all those little Captains out there, whether Jack Sparrow or Hook.

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It also looks great with orange letters. A great vibrant bunting that will really stand out in any bedroom or playroom.

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I love these classic blues too. Great for new babies and, with a slight vintage feel, this bunting will add a nice touch to Noah’s nursery.

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Little pink elephants are teamed with polkadot purple for Líle’s bunting. The soft pink felt letters are hand-stitched with a bright pink for a little girl who loves everything pink!

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More pink!!  This time for a new baby so softer and this time with little daisies for a really cute touch.

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So Bui Crafts just loves bunting!  If you’d like to see more pop over to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/buicrafts  I’d be happy to make a beautiful bunting for someone you love. 

 

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From Blossoms to Buttons

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The apple blossom has finally arrived. With the recent cold snap the trees decided to keep their buds and blossoms under wraps for a little while longer, safer for them but a bit less colour for us!

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Meanwhile I’ve been busy making some boy bunting with the gorgeous pirate themed fabric I found.

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I chose a light blue felt for the letters, the yellow thread of the stitches stands out nicely against it.

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I love all the little details in the fabric design.

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Some buttons add another dash of colour across the top, the blue and white stripes in keeping with the sailor(ish!) theme.

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With little orange buttons just because they’re little orange buttons!

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And there we have it.  A pirate bunting for Captain Alex.  I hope he likes it!

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Remember the stash of lovely buttons I came home with?  Well here’s what I’ve been doing with some of them.  This cute heart is on it’s way to becoming a card to welcome a new baby into the world. But more of that next time…

Stocking Up.

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While dodging the April showers some of us enjoy being rubbed and fussed over…

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And some of us enjoy stocking up on materials!  Isn’t this pirate fabric gorgeous?  I want to make a bunting for a little boy and while fabric suitable for girls is no problem, fun, colourful fabrics for boys can be hard to find.  I spotted the fish design first and loved it. Then along came the pirates.  Perfect.  They’re quirky, cute, bright and will look great as bunting.  I was delighted!

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I love the ships bobbing on the sea and the bright colours of the design overall.  The green and white striped fabric will go nicely with the other two and lighten the colour scheme of the bunting.

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I was looking for some girly fabric as well, something fresh and light while not being too pink.  Easy peasy.  Happy bumble bees buzzing around some spring flowers and lilac hearts are just what I wanted.  The green and white stripes will look great with these designs and tie the brother and sister buntings together nicely.

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I didn’t stop at fabric.  I needed some buttons so I got some!

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Lots of buttons!  I have plenty of ideas for this lot.  Time to get started…

Oh Sew Pretty…Part II!

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Last time, I was making the most of the bad weather by sewing a pretty, girly bunting fit for any little princess’s bedroom.  A lack of bias tape meant the finished product had to wait a while but fear not… bias tape and buttons are now on hand to complete my rainy-day project.

After folding the bias tape along the top of my row of flags, I pin it in place.  I enjoy this bit as I now have a good idea what the finished product will look like, how it all hangs together.

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Once the bias has been stitched into place on the machine (less scary this time!) the finish line is in sight.  The bunting looks pretty but the addition of some decorative buttons   make it even prettier.  Some little pink hearts add a nice touch.

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And finally it’s finished!

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A cute ‘Princess’ bunting that will look great in any little girl’s bedroom.

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I think the teddies are happy with it….