I don’t know if you’d picked up on it, (because we haven’t mentioned it much!) but our very own Bearwood Tapestry will be one next week, so we are planning a very special night to celebrate. It makes me smile when I go back to the posts about that snowy blizzardy night in 2010 when we sat in anticipation alone in the deserted top room of the Bear, each one receiving text after text along the lines of “so sorry girls, really wanted to come, but with this weather…” – and then the doors opened and people poured in. That first night we had over 30 people DESPITE the snowstorm going on outside, and since then have consistently had 20 – 30 regulars and I reckon over 100 different likeminded crafties over the past year. We haven’t missed one month yet and such is the vibe in there, I can’t imagine we will.
So in celebration I set about making some “Tapestry” bunting on Thursday night. The aim was to use very different material for each letter, and I found that in a roundabout kind of way each one reminded me a little of each of our different characters. Jennie is very understated in her aesthetics, and I think maybe the green is for her. Rachel is certainly the cupcake queen, so she was easy! Jayne strikes me as a gingham girl, but I think the wild animal suits her to a “t”! The orange is a nod to Erin’s Mum’s love of the colour, and I also thought the kooky animals looked a little african in their appearance, which is also a love of Erin’s too. Nat was easy – the rock chick flames, and the skull and roses sum her up a treat! For me, I love red, and am a sucker for the Cath Kidston vibe with a twist so I must be S!The photos aren’t great as I took them on my own at midnight once I’d finished it and my flash is knackered on my camera so I had to try and aim the lamp at them whilst taking the photo…. not ideal, but you get the picture. The actual flags were made from surplus curtain material donated to me by my work colleague and friend, Helen. So if you’re in the vicinity next Thursday, do pop in the Bear (come upstairs or you’ll end up watching the football with the scary men of Bearwood) and come and sample some of Rachel’s Flutterby cakes, and if the whim takes you, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a craftilicious hamper of goodies from the crafty muthas – limited edition goodies one and all! be there or be a (granny) square x