tiny bunting

by Nova on October 17, 2013

a homemade birthday card that has a bit more mileage after the event…

tiny bunting

I say mileage,  maybe a couple of yards or thereabouts…

tiny bunting 3

teeny tiny bunting (thanks for the inspiration mum!) – in a friends fav earthy & orange palette, the little flags  are about 2 1/2 ” from top to tip.

Made just like the big stuff  (plenty of tutorials out there in Google land) only tinier.

I used some vintage bias binding from the oppy to sew them all together then wrapped them around a diy cardboard cutout spool.


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Katy October 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

Such a cute idea!


Flying Blind October 17, 2013 at 7:04 am

Oh you bloody genius (well your mum!) – I’ve been wracking my brains for a housewarming gift for a colleague. Mwah!


Nina October 17, 2013 at 8:09 am



shannon October 17, 2013 at 11:02 am

they are so cute! my man hands would be allover the shop trying to make something so small.


CJ October 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

They’re lovely, well done you, and lucky friend!


Fran October 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Fabulous idea! Will try and make some…


Tracy October 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

What a fantastic idea for a lovely personalised birthday card! I have a very talented friend who always makes me the most divine cards every year. Thanks to you & your mum sharing your idea, I can finally wow her in return! Thanks for your lovely blog.


Leah October 17, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Too clever Nova , love it


Lisa Sheldon October 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

What a great idea, so much better than just a bought card. The person who receives this will love it!


fiona October 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm

This is such a lovely idea Nova!


Lisa October 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Great idea for a card! I want to make some xmas bunting with some leftover scraps so this is perfect. Great Job!!!


sian October 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

oh gosh! so cute!!! i love this idea.


Vicki October 20, 2013 at 12:12 am

Clever and beautiful as always Nova….I love! Thanks for brightening up an otherwise grey english day Xxx


Dorothy Griffiths October 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Hello Nova I just found your gorgeous blog this morning and have been reading all the wonderful things you do. I am new to sewing and crochet although I have knitted for many years. In order to encourage myself to try and learn the art of sewing and crochet I started a blog in May this year – Blogland is a wonderful place and I have found so many creative and inspirational people just like yourself. Everyone has encouraged me to move along with my projects, they don’t always work out but I won’t give up. One of my long term goals is to make a quilt although I am terrified at the thought of the accurate cutting involved. I have just purchased two of your lovely patterns which I am going to have a go at. I hope you don’t mind but I have put you as one of my favourite blogs on my website – do call over and have a look. I am currently preparing a giveaway on the 1st November of a Sophie Tilley dolly bobbin which my lovely husband has painted and I am currently dressing with some beautiful ribbon. Your blog is fabulous Nova and I am so glad that I found it. Have a wonderful weekend, big hug


Tracy October 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Brilliant! Not one scrap of fabric wasted in the production of this project……I cant bear to waste any lovely fabric! :-)


Rachel at Stitched in Color October 23, 2013 at 11:46 am

What a simple, happy gesture!


Amy Prior October 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

freakin love it x


Krista - Poppyprint October 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Oh you clever one!!


Gayle November 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

Love this idea, clours used and its cuteness!! Gayle


Julie November 15, 2013 at 5:59 am

This is such an adorable idea. I am wanting to making one of these for my dad’s birthday.
Would it be possible to get the dimensions of the triangles?
Thanks do much


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