02 August 2010

mini bunting madness


here is the cake with bunting! i wish i could tell you that it was a breeze to make, but the one pictured was the third attempt. i have a new respect for crafters of mini bunting.

let me first say that i did not know we were out of long skewers, hence the short ones. on to the details: i used a fabric with a loose weave, so it would quickly fray. a wise choice if you want that look (which i did), but a pain to sew that dinky. by the way, paper (attempt, the second) did not have that ethereal feel i sought.

i wrote the letters (fuzzed to respect elfling's privacy) in permanent marker, with an ultra-fine tip. i thought about using stamps, but it seemed silly with so few letters, & so small a size.

the bunting was sewn together, on the machine, using white, & barn red threads. after tying it to the skewers, i secured the knots with tacky glue.

the topper was a huge hit - i definitely will do this again.  making sure to have the proper skewers first, of course. thanks for the inspiration, twirling betty!



Plain and Joyful Living said...

That is so cute! I love it.
Warm wishes, Tonya

EvesLittleEarthlings said...

Very Sweet...I was just thinking of making a mini bunting....

rubelin said...

I didn't realize you needed long skewers. Next time remember to ask me =)

and, yes, it was freakin' adorable, just like the wee efling ;-)

kat said...

thanks, my lovelies!

rubelin, it had not occurred to me to ask.

Anonymous said...

I can't even tell you how delighted I am to see this beautiful bunting you've made. I'm thrilled to have insipred you and hope the elfling had a beautiful birthday.

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