Thing 129



Remember This is the House that Jack Built?



These are the party flags that wave in the air

To announce the gift pouch with the treasure so rare

Carried in by one shod in slocks

That match the hairband

That match the t-shirt

of Esther who picked this fabric.


(This why I don’t write poetry.)


I did it — five projects from one metre of fabric!

The last project in this challenge is a vlaggetjeslijn — flag bunting. I cut eight triangles of the flowered fabric and eight of the solid pink (leftover from Martina’s Hollyburn skirt.) Each flag is one side flowered, one side pink. I sewed them up on the serger and used my regular machine to attach them to the ribbon, alternating sides, with five inches between each flag. The ribbon is from my stash and there’s plenty left.




I have a few wee scraps of the flowered fabric left so I promised Esther a scrunchie.

A what? she said.

Oh, child, let me tell you about the 80s. Next I’ll make you matching slouch socks…


Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €197.62 (Still under 200! Hoping to keep it up for at least another week or two.)





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  4 comments for “Thing 129

  1. cora rook
    May 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    A t-shirt for a maiden fair
    A hairband for the golden hair
    Her socks in slocks
    With pouch and flags
    Bring on the scrunchie
    When Esther comes
    I’ll buy her lunchie!
    Right up there with Keats and Yeats!

  2. Linda Rook
    May 18, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Move over Dr. Seuss! By the sounds of things, every home should have a hook, or possibly a little nook that holds a very treasured book of poems by our dear Ma Rook!
    Great selection of items from your 1m of fabric! You really do need to introduce Esther to the 80’s…but with the scrunchie, not the blue eyeshadow with matching mascara. 😉

    • May 22, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      I always went for the purple eyeshadow and matching mascara. The CoverGirl ads said that was better for my eye colour.

  3. Tobi Paton
    May 18, 2014 at 5:24 am

    What? No legwarmers?

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