I decided to add a little festivity to my work place. One of my colleagues’ has this really cute bunting over her computer – its a variety of yellow fabrics, on rick rack, in very small triangles. I decided to copy it and make some for my three team members in their favorite colors using my scraps. So I’m making green bunting, orange & turquoise bunting, purple bunting and multicolored bunting.
Rummaging through my scraps for variations of those colors that went together was fun. And I started measuring and cutting out my triangles (cut on the fold) with the greatest intentions. But measuring each triangle quickly got boring and soon I was free styling. The result is semi visible in the picture below as my triangles now are very varied in size – but I’ve decided that, that is called character.Finding the rick rack proved more difficult than I expected. While there are plenty shops with ribbons and bows and rick rack in my neck of the woods, they pretty much all bejeweled and sparkly. No plain primary color rick rack for me. So today after work I made my way to Ray-Stich on Essex Road. I got myself rick rack galore (for another project too which will debut here a little later). And managed to forget my parcel I was carting home from work, so I’ll have to go back again tomorrow …. shucks ….
I was a little sloppy with sewing my triangles on and didn’t bother too much with matching thread to my color scheme. After the first one was done, I felt a little skeptical – these are dorky, what on earth was I thinking? But now that all four are done, I’m pretty pleased with them. They look pretty cute altogether and will make our corner of the office a little brighter. I may be gaining myself the reputation of a bit of an eccentric one within my team.
What Christmas crafts are you making this year?