Flag Ribbon Bunting – Another Nursery decoration idea

by Lesley Oman on 19 October, 2011

It took about 5 minutes, but looks so darn cute hanging on her wall. All you need is some string, a stapler (i used Tim Holtz tiny attacher for that added cuteness effect) and some ribbon. Oh, and I put a button on either end, but thats not a necessary part.

Thank goodness I had Miya to help me pull the string out of the box. Not sure I could have managed on my own!! :-)

I measured the ribbon into a variety of lengths so that the finished piece was a bit quirky, but i did measure 7 cm of string between each ribbon. I stuck a little piece of double sided tape on the ribbon, folded it over upon itself, trapping the string inside, and then secured it in place with one tiny staple from the tiny attacher. Then I used my scissors to cut a triangle from the bottom of the ribbon to create the flag arrow-point look. An easy way of doing this is to fold the ribbon in half lengthways and then snip from the fold out to the edge in a diagonal snip. This way your arrowhead will be even on both sides.

I am sure that when Miya saunters into Piper’s room she looks up at the bunting and smugly thinks to herself, ‘I helped make that!!’.


‘Just One Squeak’ – Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 10 September, 2011

Hey everyone,

I’ve reached the final countdown. One more week at home and then i’m back to work. w O R K. Ugh! The dreaded W -word. Piper has been doing her settling in days at nursery, and i am so pleased to say that she is doing really well. This week however she has the cold, so my snotty little dottie has needed lots of snuggles, especially in the evening which means not a lot of crafting for mummsy. :-( Never mind. I just hope she gets better soon.

But lucky for you I have found a project that i never got round to sharing with you before now. A scrapbook layout featuring the princess. This is actually the first layout i made after Piper came along. I don’t know why i haven’t shared it before now. I remember making it on the living room table whilst my little smoosh slept in her carry cot beside me. She was so tiny then.

Craig’s parents came down the week after Pi was born. It was awesome. They cleaned, stocked up our fridge, ran trips to the shop, and basically helped with everything. But every little squeak from Piper made Granny and Granda come rushing. It was adorable.


A Bath to Remember Scrapbook Layout

May 25, 2011

Finally a scrapbook layout! I love making layouts, but the truth is that i am incredibly s-l-o-w at making them! ….and as a result it takes me about a week to complete them, stealing a few minutes here and there. SO every now and again I swing towards making cards and other crafty projects which […]

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My Favourite Flowers On A Card: Tulips!

February 21, 2011

Yes, my favourite flowers are tulips. I don’t know why, but they are just so pretty. I’ve got a lovely bunch of yellow beauties last week that are currently standing proud in my living room. I was thrilled that last months Unity Kit of the Month had a lovely tulip stamp in it, and finally […]

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