Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Flying high as a kite

Toby's school project a few weeks ago was to make a kite out of anything we had/fancied.  In our case a bin bag and bamboo sticks did the job.  Not only did he have to make it, but he had to see if it would fly - fortunately it did!

I've always loved kites and as a child I always wanted to fly high up in the air on the end of one - freedom!

Coupled with his project and my love for kites I thought why restrict them to outdoor use - why not make one out of fabric, purely for decorative purposes which I did



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My next task is to make some little ones in bunting form which would be great strung through trees in the summer and great for parties.  Watch this space!

Hope everyone's enjoying half term.  Isn't it great not to do the school run?

19 comments:

Jackie said...

What lovely little kites ~ they are very pretty and kite bunting sounds wonderful too. Half term has been and gone for us now and I'm now back to enjoying the peace and quiet! :O)x

bellaboo said...

What a lovely idea! On a windy day I love to watch all the colourful kites soaring above the beach.Bella barks at them! :0)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What a great idea! The bunting should look super too.

Michelle said...

Oh Wow! They're fab and what great idea for the summer. Simple things. I must learn to let go creatively. Thanks for sharing..

ps love the cushion on your blog title :)

charl said...

i love the idea of little kite bunting..very original as well as being so pretty, love the ones you have made now so sweet
i love kites.. but have never owned a proper one..when we were kids it was always a bin bag and bamboo sticks.. ours always flew better than the posh ones!!

Lynn said...

I actually bought myself a kids kite last year to fly!!
I love , love , love this idea!! Would you mind if I made one too? I can just imgaine a kite and a hot air balloon in my conservatory - I think I must have a thing for flying away!
And yes no school run is just fab :) My youngest will leave school this year - so no school runs EVER - gulp!
L.x.

PinkCat said...

Lovely - they remind me of the colourful kites in Mary Poppins! x

melanie said...

Fab idea, they look great :) xxx

Deer Little Fawn said...

Hi! thanks for following my blog! These kites are lovely! :)
xBeth

Penelope said...

Really beautiful and spring like, great ideafor outdoor bunting xox enjoy the rest of half term x

delia hornbook said...

awww such a sweet idea ;-)) Love them, dee x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely idea - the ones you've made are great! It would make fab bunting :) I love kites - esp on beaches!

sylviesgarden said...

Your kites are all so pretty! I used to have a Wombles kite when I was little, I wish I still had it.
x

ahomespunyear said...

How pretty, what a clever idea...you're very talented. I've been making some bunting, but just the ordinary kind.

The sewing room said...

Love your idea of the kites,would you mind if l pinch it for the kids.I think every body loves to fly a kite,perhaps you could do a tutorial.


Hugs Pat.

Tabbyroo said...

The kites are a lovely idea, and a unique change from traditional bunting Linda x

Lydia @ Twelve said...

What a lovely idea - I am inspired, if only I could find some time & my marbles, I seem to have lost them this half term...

Lx

funkymonkey said...

I love the kites that you've made and the idea of kite bunting....what a delicious thought.

Tracey

MissGinger said...

thanks for following me. what lovely kites - i also adore your cushion on the top. x