Monday, 23 March 2009

Flag crazy... with a little help from CK!!

I woke up very early and lay awake for a while, simply contemplating!;-)

There's a craze sweeping the country right now, isn't there...The Union Flag..or Union Jack, as it is more commonly known.

So... how could I alter my clipboards, using this idea?!
And I played around for a while

There is a remarkable lack of scrapbooking papers which lend themselves to the old patriotic theme, in this country at least.

With this craze in mind, I am amazed that not one UK scrapbooking paper company is producing bright, bold, reds and blues...stripes,patterns, name it!
And could I find any in my pile ?

So, you know to whom and what I turned ?!

I'm loading this clipboard with papers , tags and 40 pieces of CK Ikea Rosali patchwork pieces!!
And a free Rosali FQ

The flags, on the front of the clipboard, are pockets in which to tuck things.

The fabric and papers will be tucked into more pockets on the back of the board. they say.

It's in my shop now...


Floss said...

Those are great! I've noticed that the Americans, who are so far in advance of us in terms of flag-crazes, have WONDERFUL red, white and blue fabrics, often with stars, stripes, fireworks or the whole flag repeated on them. The Obama inauguration quilts used these fabrics very creatively - did you see any of them?

LittleGem said...

They are just lovely Sal, very patriotic! I love your posts they are always filled with colour and craftiness! XX

galant said...

I understand that the Union Jack is called thus when it is flown at sea. It is the Union Flag when flown on land.
Margaret Powling

funkymonkey said...

Great idea Sal. I've been looking at Union Flag cushions - then bursting into laughter when I see the price of them.


Bobbie Lynn said...

Very patriotic Sal and they would make cute post cards too. The look about that size.

This Vintage Life... said...

Great idea...jump right on that bandwagon I say! Most of the union jack cushions are hideously overpriced aren't they?
Deb x

The Weaver of Grass said...

You really have THE most inventive mind I have ever encountered, Sal

MaryPoppins said...

Gorgeous, how lovely and special, I love em :)


Josie-Mary said...

Good idea Sal... loving the union jacks. I've always had a thing about them so I'm glad they're everywhere!!! I think the Totnes visit is a fab idea, I work 3 out of 4 saturdays so we may have to wait a while!!! My sat in May is the 30th so I'll see you at the fair! :) x

silverpebble said...

Patriotic AND pretty. Fab!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Union Jacks are everywhere aren't they? I love them & your version is fabulously cheerful!

Isobel said...

Hi Sal,
It looks so lovely! And the papers are all so beatiful. Well done.

cocoa and blankets said...

oh lovely Sal..I love them..where do you getthe tags from they are fab fab H