Well hello there! I am in a very good mood today because The Sun is Shining!!! Finally, warm and sunny weather has returned to Yorkshire and maybe we can turn the central heating off now and believe that Summer has arrived. A sunny days calls for a cheerful, colourful post, and since this you can't move for Union Flag bunting in the UK this summer (Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, in case you just landed from the moon and hadn't heard about it), today I would like to show you my Jubilee t-shirts.
Warning: If you are of a sensitive disposition (or a republican) you should probably look away now. I have gone into kitsch overload in the last couple of weeks and the Jubilee inches closer and closer (I am very excited!!). Even Bella is asking how many sleeps it is until the Queens birthday. (It is ranked third most exciting forthcoming event after starting Rainbows and going to see Peppa Pig at the theatre during half term).
I have made three little Jubilee t-shirts, featuring unrealistically but patriotically coloured Corgi dogs and yes, I cleared the mantlepiece of clutter, hung some bunting and dug out some London-themed toys for the pictures. Forgive me.
Three little t-shirts - one for Bella, one for Angus and one for the daughter of my very good friend Abigail. If you follow her blog Oh Abigail, you will know that she is a HUGE fan her HRH.
The corgis are wearing tiaras. We all know that they secretly wear them when they are living in Buckingham Palace, it's the rules. Angus's dog's tiara is not beaded though, I drew the line there.
But then I thought, well what will I wear on the Queen's birthday? And then I had the idea of doing a little t-shirt (and one for Abigail too, of course) with rather regal stamp image.
Lovely soft plain white t-shirts, £5 each from Marks and Spencers. I do really like these!
I am making the kids save their t-shirts until the big day, when we are having a little Jubilee tea party - I'll post pictures of the fun later.
Again, apologies. It's not that I am a huge royalist, I just love an occasion when people come together for a day off work and an opportunity to eat, drink and be merry, and to celebrate being British in all it's wonderful diversity. Even better when that occasion makes it acceptable to do some silly but very enjoyable crafting.