oh sorry. Its been a crazy buzy few weeks. And I have a new exciting project I’ll be able to share with you soon!
Meanwhile lovely girl and I have been doing yet more storytelling and slowly but surely Im building up all Characters and props from our fav stories… Heres a few:
This is rapunzel in her tower – with the prince (so its a felt girl, packing tube and paper doillie, alongside Grandad from the dolls house with his Knight gear on)
Well I thought if Grandad is a Knight Grandma should also be then they can duel!
Little red riding hood cape
Witches cape. Because theres always a witch!
Ill explain how each ones made and what other storytelling goodies we got next…
Laat week I picked a little blossom to decorate our nature table. Totally beautiful and smelled great but I was a bit sad how quickly it died so I decided rather than pick more all the time though spring i would just make some felt blossoms and that way they’d look lovely throughout spring.
And they turned out really well…
Cut pink felt to flower shape
With dark pink thread sew the centre and then each leaf seam to make a star shape, pull thread tight to give the petals some movement.
Next get green felt and cut two or three leaf shapes
Sew to the back of the blossom
Glue your blossoms to the tree.
You can also add unfurling leaves by just cutting green felt and wrapping the leaves together.
You might also notice some felted eggs in our spring house… We’re gearing up for easter egg hunts already….. Ohh cant wait…
Finally! And just in time for Christmas I’ve finished lovely girls felt farm, complete with playmat, fences, animals amd house! Phew!
Thats right, thats right, I really love those tiger feet!
Lovely girl is loving the tiger in her bedtime story at the mo, so we thought she’d enjoy a little pair of tiger slippers – and she does!
Black sole, orange inner and tiger wrap!
Just a few more shots of the finished playmat. Lovely girl totally loves this – much more than I thought she would. she even takes off her shoes and jumps in the stream – then gets out and drys off. Super cute!!
Felt play mat close-up more creative play ideas at www.makiedo.com
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Yes I’ve made my list and checked it twice and I’ve started making. Over the coming months I’ll be posting the projects I’m intending to give as this years pressies – my rules this year are not just that everything will be hand made but that I will use supplies already in the cupboard rather than spending a ton of money having the buy loads of crafting goodies! My extended family has a ton of birthdays in December so the list is really bloooooodly long – but here we are – at least I’ve started!!
First on my list are these wonderful children’s booties. I found a wonderful blog called purl bee (http://www.purlbee.com/felt-baby-shoes/) Its a great tutorial as as my first attempt I’m pleased. Although I’m hoping I will get better with more practice!
More felt projects. Yes I’m addicted. I’m loving this needle felting stuff. I was on the hunt for another projects to use up some wool – so I made lovely girl this Lovely door hanger. Its just an Autumn Scene, finished with a couple of birdies and hung from a shorty piece of dowel. Its really cute and I’m hoping to make a Spring, Summer and Winter one for her too – them we can make it part of a changing season ritual!
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Childrens Room Autumn Door Hanger from www.makiedo.com