Specifically, a Bunting Lantern.
For some reason, since coming home from the States, I’ve had a burning desire to get our house in order. I have a few partially completed decorating projects around the place and spent the past week or so getting back into them.
The first was this lantern. You see them everywhere – plain white paper lanterns, this one cost me about 1.5€ at IKEA.
I needed binding to attach my little flags to – so long 2 inch strips of fabric were ironed into binding. (For those quilt-impaired, this means iron the material in half long ways, open up and fold each edge into the centre and iron again, then fold the whole thing back in half on itself. Keeps all the messy cut edges folded inside.)
Now, this was the first time I had used a little cutting ruler like this. It required a great deal of concentration because my natural inclination was to hold it along the upper most edge, which put my finger over the side. And we all know edge-hanging fingers and rotary cutters don’t go so well together. So for those at home, DON’T do this:
Anyhoo, after cutting what seemed like a million little flags, I started to wonder why I’d thought up this hare-brained decorating scheme. But it was all worth it when cute little lines of bunting popped out the back of the sewing machine.
Then I released my bunting lantern into the wilderness. Here it is in it’s new home:
Another project ticked off my list.