When my April Little Box of Crochet arrived at the end of the month (the end of April I mean), I couldn’t wait to unbox it. Amanda had announced that the lovely Eleonora Tully from Coastal Crochet was the designer of the final box in the original format before it moved to a bigger, bi-monthly format this month.
As this meant I would have 2 months to wait before receiving my next box instead of 1 (and combined with the fact that I was still recovering from a very stubborn chest infection that did not want to bugger off), I decided to take my time making this project and enjoy making it at a leisurely pace. Of course Eleonora and the Little Box of Crochet team delivered a colourful, fun and beautifully designed project with a seaside themed Beach Bunting – Eleonora is exceptional at creating wonderful coastal inspired projects.
And so I set to work crocheting each of my flags and taking some pictures along the way.
The box included yarns from Ricorumi (DK 100% cotton yarn) in White (001), Yellow (006), Candy Pink (012), Sky Blue (031) and Grass Green (044). The colours are so vibrant and the yarn is really lovely to work with. And as always there was a cute little stitch marker designed by Koru Clay Studio (who makes my favourite stitch makers) that looks like a little orange slice (annoyingly I don’t seem to have got it in my unboxing photo!), a soft handled crochet hook, needle, a retro beachy design postcard from Kayti Peschke and a pair of beautiful Liberty print flower earrings from Chloe at Cotton Clara.
Once I’d finished all my flags and joined them up, I was far too excited and impatient to get my bunting hung up that I didn’t actually block it – naughty I know! But I kept my tension pretty tight and the sturdy 100% cotton yarn has meant that they flags haven’t curled too much and I actually don’t think they look too bad! I’m pretty chuffed with my finished Beach Bunting anyway and it’s really brightened up my craft/office room where I’ve decided to hang it. This project has really inspired me to create some more themed buntings, in particular I’m thinking of designing a Halloween bunting or even a Christmas bunting that I might just hang somewhere in my wedding in December! How cool would that be?! If I do, I’ll be sure to share a post and some pictures!