Lesson learned: next time your kids are wearing you out at dinner, give them something silly to eat with!
Life is Good
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
I have seen several tutorial on how to make some really fabulous bunting. This is not one of those tutorials. This bunting is quick and cheap! No pinking, NO double sidedness, NO meticulous mathematics, NO bias tape. If this project takes you more then 1 hour you are doing something wrong.Step 1 : Make a triangle template out of scrap paper/cardboard
Step 2 : Find scraps of fabric/felt/paper/denim and cut out triangles.
( i used my rotary cutter and did 5 at a time)
Step 3 : Choose ribbon (any length & width you want) & cut it in half. Pin the ribbon together about 12
inches from edge. ( these ends will be used to tie the bunting to objects as pictured above)
I used the edge of that metal plate as my guide.(pictured left)
You could also use your Painter's Tape Guide (pictured right).
Step 6: ENJOY YOUR NEW FABULOUSLY CHEAP BUNTING!
Labels: crafty things
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
Recently I was inspired to not just take my kids to the fabric store, but teach them to LOVE fabric. Hmmm I never thought to do that. So last Friday Emma and I left the boys at home and headed out to find her very own piece of fabric. I made a point to not look at anything for myself and only purchase her stuff. I was so busy talking to Emma and exploring the store through the eyes of a 4yr old that I forgot to take a lot of pictures. Sometimes just being in the moment and not trying to "capture" the moment is much more memorable. She picked out a lovely pink and purple fat quarter and some matching purple broadcloth. I think she has fabulous taste. The whole experience cost me a whopping $1.56! Who knew fun could be so cheap.When we got home I asked her what she wanted to make and she said a pony and a purse. I hunted down a great Pony Tutorial and we went to work. She helped me place the pattern, cut out all the yarn hair, and even sat on my lap while I sewed it together. It was a perfect 1st sewing project!