Thursday, August 29, 2013
Here is a very good instruction on how to make your own:
We had a lot of fun making our little owl and it turned out really cool I think!
Monday, August 26, 2013
First I thought we could do this from paper mache but then I came up with the idea to use party cups and plates. I found small cups for nuts that I used for the cups and to match the plates I just cut circles out of bigger ones. Then we sticked small origami paper circles inside the cups and in the middle of the plates. We also made little spoons from cardboard paper. We just lay spoons on the paper and draw along the outline and then cut them. It was a nice little craft and my daughter is playing a lot with the tea set now.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hello! I am Bambi. I am made of 100 % wool. The other ingredients you'll need are a felting needle and a sponge. Shape the body with the wool (roll it in your hands to form woolen balls for the body and the head, make sausages for the legs) and then start punching the felting needle into the wool (put the sponge underneath so that you won't punch holes into your desk). Now see how the felt starts to form. You'll have to punch for quite a while though... You'll need a good amount of felting (sheep) wool to make a nice dense structure so that the bambi can stand on it's own feet. Once the bambi is more or less ready you can use hot water and soap to continue the felting process. Rub the soap into the body and start rolling and squeezing the bambi. The felt will get more dense like that. Once you are satisfied with the result use warm water to rinse thoroughly. Embroider eyes, nose and mouth and have a contented look at your work!
Friday, August 9, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
You start with the front and the back. Start sewing two pieces together and repeat this until all pieces are used up. Then put two of the new pieces together for the front and the same for the back. The seams show to the outside. Then sew the sides to the bottom piece (seams go inside this time). Now sew the new sides to the front (seams on the inside). Do the same with the back. Now you need to work on the handles. Fold them over and sew along the edge leaving 10 cm open on both sides. Open the ends of the handles and put them flat against the inside of the bag. Fix the handles with a horizontal seam. Voila that's it. Enjoy your new masterpiece!