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Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's a Party!

The Making Spot are having a Virtual Street Party and everyone's invited!

I only have vague recollections of the Silver Jubilee, a few more of the Golden one but am sure that this one will be one to remember!  

I love how the country seems to have been taken over by Union flags and tiny triangle bunting; red white and blue fever seems to have hit the nation and hopefully will continue throughout the Euros (c'mon England!) and Olympic Games.

The Making Spot to celebrate are having two whole days of festivities ahead of next weekend's super long holiday - pop on over and be treated to a wealth of lovely freebies - including free knitting patterns, embroidery patterns & papercraft downloads.

and so to my contribution to the party - it wouldn't be a street party without bringing something along...

So I give you;

tea


(mug from John Lewis)

complete with handmade coaster;


I used Rico Creative cotton aran and a number 4 hook

and...

cake!


- I added a Ribbon stick pin complete with Pink Paislee London Market flag and lots of edible glittery sprinkles to a handmade vanilla cupcake to make a cake fit for any regal celebration!

and...

a giveaway!



A gorgeous Pearls and Swirls Kit from The Ribbon Girl

Leave a comment below before midnight on June 5 and I'll pick a winner on the 6th!



and to finish, some very British photos, taken out and about in Chester this week;









Have a fantastic weekend - and don't forget to check out all the festvities over at the Making Spot!

19 comments:

PepperBento said...

Very cute little cupcake, I'm glad you're celebrating, we need more pride in our country =).

Rhona said...

Love your coaster...and the cupcake looks delicious!

Lucy Atkins said...

I think a good old tea party with bunting is just what this country needs! And I love your little cupcake topper idea, something I may just to steal ;)

Creative frills said...
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Creative frills said...

Hallo . I love your coasters they are with red and blue.
That are also the collors of my country, holland.
When our queen has here birthday, everething becomes orange in holland. Also with the ek football. I love that becouse suddenly every one is united. I hope this lovely street party will bring that to fot you.

With kind regarts,
Esther

lindarumsey said...

Lovely coaster - really must try to learn to crochet - again!

Amber Weinberg said...

Since I just moved to London from the states, this will be my first Jubilee and am looking forward to it so much!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Your coaster looks fabulous, and the cupcake looks delicious! I have recently taken up crocheting again, and would love to make some little coasters like these. Judith xx

dogmatix said...

Loving all the jubilee pictures. It is the first one I have missed and I certainly do notice it. :(

Karen said...

gorgeous photo's - the red, white and blue is really everywhere at the moment! cupcake looks scrummy and i so wish i could crochet! thanks for the chance to win some candy hugs Karen x

Kat said...

Definately looking forward to the celebrations, all the craftyness is so inspirational. I do hope it creates a sense of community that lasts, especially for the younger members of the Uniteed Kingdom.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous pictures of the celebrations . How I miss home
Living in the states . I enjoyed the British connection
Thank you for the chance to win
Louise

RosieB said...

I'm so looking forward to the Jubilee, its a Great British celebration! and thanks for much for the chance to win these lovely goodies

scrappyjacky said...

Love your cute cupcake.

Rebecca Ednie said...

That kit is gorgeous! And I love the wrapper on your cupcake! Cute!

Deborah said...

I am loving everything Jubilee....great to celebrate being British so proudly! Love love everything you do...would love to win something sparkly. xx

Kay said...

Love those buttons and the cute coaster in particular.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

maria f. said...

Wow, this must be so much fun for you! I tutor German kids in English and their books deal with a bunch of kids from Chester - what a coincidence. Have a mahhvelous weekend.

Louise B said...

Love the cupcake. I have seen so many flags around, it's been great. Shame about the weather though.