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Fling Festival Chelmsford - 28th June 2014

There has been a slight lack of local life posts on here lately, partly because there's not been much going on, and not been much of a social bunny, but the same weekend as Glastonbury was our local festival The Fling, and armed with my VIP ticket I ventured through roads less known, eventually arriving at Hyland's Park on my trusty bike to see what this year's event would bring.

I'll be honest, some of my views of the event are probably tempered by the fact I go on my own, and am mostly quite happy to wander and do my own thing, but the experience is a bit different. I wasn't feeling full of festival spirit that day either, in fact I felt a bit rubbish. I think also I've been a few times before now, and have gone to the Street Theatre event in town, so it's not quite as new and shiny and curious as it was when it was brand new.

This was the first time the Fling had been held in Hyland's Park, and before the event it caused some debate, us locals being…

Handmade Rag Wreath And Decorated Gift Bag

Apologies for the lack of blogging here in the past few weeks, June is a bit hectic with birthday's, Father's Day, last minute work requests, and other such things, plus I have been lucky enough to dog sit a few times (fluffball always wins!), but I've also had to hide my recent makes as they were for Mum's birthday. I look forward to hearing what you all think though, comments are really appreciated! So here are my 2 makes.

Rag Wreath



It's funny but I've never been interested in rag wreathes before, just didn't like the look of them, but there was something about the one my sister made recently that stuck in my mind, maybe it was just the colours. I wanted to try something different though, so ended up with a rag wreath incorporating some left over paper flowers I made up. I'll be doing a tutorial piece on those soon. I was really pleased how it turned out, and I think it gives a different dimension to the project.



To make the wreath I used a wire coat …