I mentioned giant bunting the other day when I was extolling the husb‘s virtues.
Blue Peter, along with Girlguiding UK, are hoping to create the world’s largest bunting line to display along the Humber Bridge.
It was one of those ideas that really appealed to me (before I had thought through the practicalities) so I signed my Rainbow unit up for it.
Once I’d managed to get enough material to make four triangles, two metres across by two metres high, I enlisted the husb to help me cut said material to the correct size.
I then got every girl in my unit to design a triangle each. The plan is to make two pieces of bunting with a different design on each face. Along with my helpers at Rainbows, I picked out the best four. We agreed that we wouldn’t try to replicate them faithfully, but would use the best bits from them.
As Rainbows only meet for an hour, once a week, I decided that to save time I would draw outlines onto the cotton triangles so that we would only have to paint them in at the meeting.
It doesn’t sound like much of a big deal when I look at what I’ve just typed, but given my utter lack of artistic talent and know-how I was quite apprehensive.
I have to say (and I say this in the full knowledge that pride comes before a fall – I’ve got my fingers firmly crossed) that I am quite proud of the results.
With added boy, for scale.
Quite possibly the worst rendition of Invicta, the White Horse of Kent that I have ever seen, but I did my best.
This one’s going to look great once it’s in colour, honest.
Extra help with hearts from the girl (my knees were starting to complain at this point) and I partly coloured the cotton rainbow girl because I was starting to get a bit precious about my artwork – who’d have thought!