Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

14 August 2012

Wedding Bunting

To my mind, you can't have a wedding without bunting. However, the appreciation of bunting hasn't quite crossed the ocean to Canada, and my Canadian Liam still associates bunting more with car showrooms than country wedding festivities.IMG_4149 Making bunting from old maps seemed the ideal way to bridge both our preferences - Liam won't say no to anything if it can involve some maps! Little did I realise a few of the other bonuses ... making bunting from maps was infinitely quicker than fabric, as it was intrinsically double sided, didn't need seams and hems, and by being paper, was possible to cut out several triangles at a time. A few dear friends and family stepped in to stitch across the top and voila! 200m of bunting. On the other hand, paper bunting is much more fragile than fabric, and although we only used it inside the marquees, it isn't quite as fresh as it was at the beginning, and nor is it as easy to store. IMG_4148 Outside, we borrowed the incredible reams of bunting made by our friend Carly McAuley for her wedding last year. Even with two acres of garden, we had bunting to spare ...