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. 

 

Good Day Sunshine!

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Summer has finally arrived and there’s nothing yellow dogs enjoy more than lazing around in the sunshine.  It’s a rare enough treat in Ireland so best to lap it up while you can.

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At last the buttercups and clover are displaying their wares and the countryside is getting back to normal summer conditions after our long, cold winter.

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But all thoughts of winter outstaying its welcome are forgotten once the strawberries appear! Fresh Irish strawberries are worth the wait and all is forgiven with the first bite, especially when accompanied by some cream (full fat!) and sunshine.

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Aside from eating strawberries and lazing in the sun I have been busy with some summer projects.  I’ve been making lots of bunting for children and even managing to sell some, but I fancy making something for me now.  I found this fabric in a local shop, it was an odd bit left over and cost next to nothing, and I loved the fresh, summer colours.  It brings to mind deck chairs, windbreakers on the beach and overstuffed sofas in bright conservatories.

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This lovely light blue is actually a tea towel, one of a pack of three that I wouldn’t dream of drying dishes with!  I love the colour and the design and think it deserves more than a future of mopping up spills.

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The two together will look great as cushion covers and will add a splash of summer colour to my sofa. I can’t wait to get started, just as soon as I’ve finished these strawberries…