Jubilee Party by themasonbee
Next weekend in the UK is Jubilee Weekend, an extra long weekend to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, so much is planned and there are street parties popping up everywhere. And one of the things I'm loving about all this anticipation, is that as well as all the usual commercialisation (the shops are going mad with all the Union Jack bunting and the special edition products with Union Jacks on, although all that red, white and blue is pretty cheerful), is that there is an emphasis on doing it yourself to, I've seen so many recipes for Jubilee cakes and how-to-make-bunting over the last few weeks. Considering that the Queen came to the throne in 1952, I think everyone is harking back to that era when doing it yourself was so much more common.
So of course, embroidery has to have a look in on all these festivities! The above is a free pattern by Mason Bee (scroll down a little past the other gorgeous free pattern they have). Or how about this extremely patriotic little bird from Bumpkin? I love all the different stitches used.
Great British Bird Embroidery Pattern by bumpkinbears
And finally, if all this has put you in the mood for some more Jubilee crafting, why not check out The Making Spot's Virtual Street Party!