Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I was googled the name of a really great illustrator Geraldine Cosneau and found her blog (http://geraldine-cosneau.blogspot.com/) she posted about a foam animal alphabet kit she designed. It was so adorable that I asked my sister to buy me a pack (actually two cause my friend wants one too) the next time she is in Paris. But since I couldn't wait, I decided to make larger letters for the boys' door.
I used a cereal box, acrylic paint and an matt acrylic finish as well as decor paper (or scrapbook paper). Due to the paint and finish the letters are hard, but the cardboard is rather thin, which helps precision. To make sure they stay flat, I put them under a heavy book right after the paint (and later the finish) dried, covering the painted side with a plastic sleeve.
My older son liked the letters so much he asked me to make the letters for his name as well, with lots of dogs! Because hos name starts with "Á" I added a frankfurter above the first doggy's head.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The photo of the monster does not show it, but instead of a loop I used two separate pieces of ribbon at the top so that he can attach it more easily to where ever he wishes to.
Monday, April 2, 2012
As I feel that I need an excuse to post another Easter Egg garland that is basically the same as the last, I've decided to make it into a tutorial :) Otherwise, the special thing about this garland is that my very creative mother-in-law asked me to make it for her!
So here it goes:
So here it goes:
|I sewed all the embellishments on 7 of the eggs. I cut the ends of the felt strips after they are sewn on.|
|I sewed the two sides of each egg together leaving a gap through which I could add the stuffing.|
|Here again, I sewed all the all the eggs before I stated stuffing them.|
|I added the cotton wool.|
|Here are some of the eggs. Left as they are they could make cute Easter decorations if put in a basket.|
|After figuring out how I want to position the eggs on the satin ribbon (centers 20cms apart) I pinned the eggs onto the ribbon one at a time|
|I sewed then on one at a time|
|Not my most beautiful work, but no one will see the back, right?|
|Here is the end result. I really need a better place to showcase garlands :).Hopefully I will get a photo of the garland in my in-laws' kitchen!|