Monday, October 7, 2013

DIY: Make your own koinobori fish

Have you ever seen the colourful Japanese carp called KOINOBORI? They are like little kites floating in the wind:

We have made our own little carps from coloured paper and toilet tubes. Just add twinkling eyes and a string and hang it from a pole.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DIY: Bandana dresses

Last month I made these little bandana dresses. I was strolling over the market and came back with a heap of these colourful and cheap bandana scarves. We played dress-up with some but there were still some left over. So came the idea of making little dresses for my little girl (who is no longer that little to be correct). I copied one of her simple sun dresses for the pattern and used bias tape for the neckline, the arm holes and the straps. You can find a similar pattern here.
I made one simple black one with smocking and a green and yellow patchwork dress (which needed a tiny bit of smocking in the middle, too because it was too wide). Those dresses are made in no time and can be worn over a tee or if the weather allows just like that.
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