Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Heraldic bunting for Sir Edmund

Heraldic Bunting

One of the two handmade gifts I made for Christmas this year was this heraldic bunting for Edmund's room. I haven't done a whole lot to decorate his room for him yet, but I liked the idea of going with a "knights and dragons" theme. When I put up Lavinia's bunting in her room, he was a bit wistful and wished he could have some more "decorations" in his room, too. I think he's pleased to have this!

Heraldic Bunting

Each little flag was a fun challenge to figure out. I bought 1/2 yard of various bright colors of cotton at Walmart and then just let my imagination go with piecing the designs. I did put in St. George's Cross because Edmund really likes the beautifully-illustrated book Saint George and the Dragon. The black and red diamond flag was the most time-consuming. I had a bit of fun with the ermine/black flag, because I've never printed on fabric before! I found an image of an ermine pattern online, fixed it up a bit in Photoshop, then printed it onto some white cotton that had been ironed onto freezer paper to stiffen it. It worked beautifully.


Edmund also had fun contributing to the new theme!