Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Guest post: cunning bunting

Today, a guest post from sometime contributor Abi, who has been missed! 

(I will be back very soon as well, in case you were missing me, too.)


I know it's been a while. But what better way to return to YHIL than with this... 


A few months ago it was my birthday. Yes, I turned 35 for the nth time. But that's not important. What is important is the spectacular gift I received from my friend Holly. Handmade and lovingly crafted this is quite possibly the best bunting I have ever seen in my life. As she unfurled it for me word by word (so I could get the full effect) I nearly popped. "Fuck the Patriarchy" it read. She knows me so well, and as a gift from one feminist to another it made me very happy indeed.

I think much of the joy comes from the fact that bunting is quite possibly one of the most benign forms of decoration ever. It's safe. It's nice. It's Mary Berry Bake Off safe and nice. So stitching up this art form with a subversive slogan gives it a lovely kick.

I hung it in our kitchen. Where I should probably get back to...



And you can see the same Holly show you how to make a romantic bedroom light out of sweet wrappers in this previous post.

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