Monday, 4 June 2012

Jubilee makes

The fact that the study-o is crammed with the contents of the average haberdashery shop really comes in handy when faced with the need to dress two children for a Jubilee garden party at school the next day. That's not to say we didn't get a week's warning, just that I'm hideously disorganised. Bring on the ribbons and felt for some hastily-executed accessories.

Jubilee hair

Jubilee badge

This is the second felt union jack I've stitched in as many years (Royal wedding outfits for school), and both times I've felt an overwhelming urge to slap a nice red felty dragon in the middle. It's only really the complexity of the dragon versus the simplicity of the stripes and the general last-minute nature of my efforts that has stopped me. Next time ...

Luckily, felt is very forgiving of speed-stitching, and you can't go wrong with a cup-of-tea button and some spotty ribbons. Job done.


  1. Oh, I know what you mean. I had a weeks notice of an Olympic day at school, but still was up early on the day painting t shirts with Olympic rings. Thank goodness for fabric paint and freezer paper! The head band looks fab

  2. that head band is very sweet!

  3. I've had 36 weeks' notice that the end of term is this week, but am still making last-minute teacher's gifts...

    Your efforts do not look last-minute at all, though. I do think you're a little nutty contemplating a tiny dragon, mind you

  4. And that is why we all need a large stash of essentials! Love both the badge and headband, we had to rustle up a Jubilee hat - cardboard, union jack paper towel and pva, phew job done.


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