We had a bit of a celebration on the weekend, and to mark it, I finally made some bunting from my tea towel collection. I first saw this done in one of those new craft sewing books and then at Cottage Industry in Melbourne.
I think they look gay (as in jolly) without being too Kath Kidson twee. ( I am beginning to used words such as 'grand', 'jolly' and 'gay' on a regular basis, as if I am reliving an old Mallory Towers dream.)
It is such a relief to whittle down my pile of tea towels. Only the daggy ones were used, such as the lawn bowls centenary, bad poems about dunnies and swagmen, and used and faded towels. In all there are 96 flags and untold metres. I thought it would take an hour to make them. Mmmm. It didn't!