I was not too stressed about being 60 but certainly felt it worth celebrating !!
And I was truly blessed, surrounded by my family, and the icing on my cake was the surprise arrival from America of our youngest daughter, Briony. My family jigsaw was complete! Of course William loved all the balloons and cake!
I had chosen to stay at Pentire in Cornwall because I holidayed there every year as a child, indeed until I was 18. My Mum thought Cornwall was foreign enough, even though we only crossed the border from Devon! The "Sporty One " and I honeymooned there nearly 40 years ago so it holds a lifetime of happy memories.
I felt very close to my late dear Mum as I walked the cliff paths and looked for shells and sea glass on the beautiful beaches of Fistral and Crantock. I think maybe she had a hand in the absolutely glorious weather. It was all perfect.
Briony travelled with a lovely friend a while ago. They were so close as they explored Australia. Jess now runs a super cafe called Froth in Cornwall and how lovely for them to catch up. We loved it too as her home made cakes are divine. Coffee is good too!
Froth has some lovely touches. Chesterfield couches. Wicker cups and saucers and some fabric bunting which I loved. We talked bunting and crafty touches and when I came home I wanted to say a special "Thank You" to Jess for making us feel so welcome and add to her lovely touches with some Crochet bunting. I had never made it before and was pleased as it started to come together.
Lovely piles of colourful triangles.
Joined together with a crochet chain. But somehow they all looked too ... plain. Not Frothy enough.
So some pretty buttons to add some prettyness. But still to my mind not Frothy enough!
An antique bell to adorn the hanging loop!
And then an inspirational thought. I wanted to add something to make the triangles a little more special so I made some tassels and popped one on each point.
A limpet shell on the other hanging loop. A real feeling of getting the look I wanted. I particularly like the cream border around each individual triangle.
And then a little photo shoot in the garden before sending them off to Jess.
Did you notice that peg? Well, I have a lot to catch up with and one is a blog post about a special Giveaway I have just received from Sue at Sweetpea Family. It was lovely and I am enjoying her gifts so much.
So I am left with the happiest memories and they really will be treasured for ever.
I will pop a tutorial for my take on the triangle bunting as soon as I catch up with myself.