V E Day 75 Celebrations

We were due a street party to celebrate 75 years since the end of World War Two but we’re fighting another battle at the moment and so no close up parties allowed. Instead it’s a garden party in the front garden waving at the neighbours across the road!

We made an extravagant afternoon tea with all the trimmings, popped on out most vintage-esque outfits and did our hair. It wouldn’t have felt like a street party without bunting and I realised just in time to make my own using this pattern by Emma Escott which I bought via Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boho-bunting

I made 6 flags, all different but all in the same colours and I’m really pleased with how well they came out! You can find me on Ravelry if you’re a crocheter. It’s really difficult to photograph bunting against a window with the sun shining through so I’ve had to use this image taken the day before.

I went with the unplanned – no time to prepare – Victory Rolls hairstyle – I have no idea how the ladies of the day managed to put their hair into such styles on a regular basis. Still, it helped me feel the part!


My beautiful beaded poppy brooch was made by my Mum – she’s very clever – I’d love to take credit but she’s probably my only reader at the moment and I need to keep her support!!

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