My First Piece Of Bespoke Work

The other week I was asked by a good customer of mine,if I could do some bespoke bunting for her daughters 5 th Birthday. I said yes straight away and then got to work choosing fabrics and making up the bunting. She wanted it personalised saying “Daisy Is 5 Today” in blue lettering on a purple floral print fabric.We chose this fabric combination….purses 032

I made 16 double-sided flags so when Daisy’s Birthday is over she can turn the bunting around and have pretty floral bunting in her bedroom.

I make a lot of bunting but apart from for myself,I have never made a personalised one as I always looked at what everyone else was selling and thought mine wouldn’t match up to theirs and true mine is different,it’s not perfect looking but that’s ok as I don’t want it to be as my lettering is hand-drawn by me,hand-cut and finally hand-sewn in place by me and I like the way it looks,it may take me longer than if I was using pre-cut letters and machine stitching the lettering in place but I enjoy the process and the love and attention to detail that goes into it…..

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and my customer was very pleased with it and thought it was beautiful and that after all is all that matters.

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So because of this I have decided to offer personalised bunting in my shopΒ just with floral fabrics at the moment in a choice of pink floral’s or purple floral’s and planning on doing some that is more for boys sometime soon.

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purple floral’s
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pink floral’s

I am so glad that I was asked to do this as it took me out of my comfort zone and that can only be a good thing can’t it ?

In other not so interesting news I have finally got around to ordering some labels to sew into my work it has only taken me two years……

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As I have been sitting here writing this I have had the most lovely letter from Cathy over at nanacathy2Β which I will write about in my next blog post but till then a huge thank you to Cathy and those mice put a smile on my face.I can’t believe the kindness and support that I have been shown since starting this blog a year ago it has bought me a lot of happiness and virtual friends that don’t feel virtual at all !!!

Time to go and have a cuppa on this very cold,wet and windy day in West Sussex.

Tabitha πŸ™‚

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. justelly1 says:

    I so love the fabrics you choosed πŸ™‚
    Your labels looks like the first I had have. It makes your work more special. I put the label at the end of my work on my sewed things. This shows me NOW ITS DONE !!! Hehe

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    1. Thank you. On some of my work I will be folding the labels in half then stitching them into the inside seams πŸ™‚

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  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Personalized bunting sounds a brilliant idea. Bet you get loads of orders. Glad you liked the mice!😊

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  3. Love the labels! And the bunting! I love making personalised bunting, it makes it that much more special for the person I think! Great job! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Hayley πŸ™‚

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