Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What to do with a 1970s map of Sydney


Make bunting, of course! I don't know if I should tell you all how easy it is, or leave you thinking I slaved over it... ok, I'll tell you how easy it is.

You literally just sew circles of paper together. Yup, that easy. The hardest part, actually, is finding a cool old map to cut up. Thankfully there are a few hoarders in our house, and there were a few vintage melways and Sydney and Canberra UBDs to choose from. I love love love the beautiful old inks and matt paper.

It was the perfect not-watching-the-Melbourne-Cup public holiday activity. I reckon you should give it a go. Or if you want me to make you one, I'm thinking of selling them, so give me a holler.





4 comments:

onlinesoph said...

just beautiful! At Newtown library, they sell prints of really old Sydney maps (as in from 1915 or roundabout then). I'm thinking of buying a couple and framing them. I LOVE old maps.

Must keep this idea tucked away too...

sophg said...

Thanks Soph! Those maps sound beautiful.

You can find old maps in op shops and your grandparents' cupboards. I'm always looking for them for cards and other crafts.

Anonymous said...

I'd buy one off you! I was thinking as I read that post..."awesome...another idea to replicate/steal" and then you offered to sell and I thought "bargain! Don't even have to make it myself" ;)

xx Han

sophg said...

Cool, Han! I'll be in touch. You can always steal the idea anyway...