I had good plans for the garden last Autumn when I put together a plan for a make over competition (which I came nowhere at all in!). My Pinterest board full of pretty sensory ideas keeps staring at me and I’m just beginning to wonder if Fran and I can pull off a short and cheap version of it this summer while she is on exam leave. I do also have to do her room and the kitchen at some point, so this could be quite a tall order. The garden currently wobbles perilously between deeply dull and suburban and a bit ‘Dartmoor hedgerow’ and I’, missing the colour it had last year.
These are the ideas; I’m not sure how practical it all is but now is the time to try I guess.
Yesterday I was sat out playing with my Tots100 Bostik Craft Challenge pack. I’ve come up with quite a few ideas from it but the last one I did ended up being the thing that made me happiest I think. Some cheerful bunting that is hung across the back fence. It just so happens to be in red and yellow (the only two flowers out are those colours!) and green (abundance of weeds!) meaning it fits perfectly.
The felt is polyester and the yarn acrylic, so it should stand the weather okay. I attached the shapes and buttons with Bostik Foam Pads. This will mean they aren’t long term rain prood but the felt shapes are sticky back anyway, so by putting pads on them, I’ve kept them intact for use on another craft when I’m done with my bunting 😆
The trick now is going to be making time and funds to dump the dull…
… while making sure there is time for plenty of fun 🙂