This week I made a few Angels from a lovely vintage linen cloth that I had:
Some months ago I came across a tutorial for some paper roses here and I bookmarked it to try. I was going to try it with fabric and then this lady went one further and did a similar thing with felted jumpers. So with both these ideas in mind I decided to make some hair slides:
These are made from circles of felted jumpers. Two circles of different colours wound around and stitched and then I cut out two leaves and stitched the flower to those and then the whole lot onto the hairslide:
Looks good doesn't it? Why don't you give it a go too. You could make a brooch, stitch smaller flowers onto hair grips or elastic things that I can't remember the name of - the ones you tie hair up with. You can decorate the flowers with beads as I have done or keep them plain. They look like old fashioned cabbage roses - though in very un-rose like colours.
To help you along I thought I'd de-stash and offer one reader a bundle of felted jumper pieces:
If you'd like to win the bundle just leave a comment at the end of this post and I'll pull a name out of the hat next week.
Well, I'm finding that time is literally flying by and I can't believe that the children's christmas hols will start tomorrow. Where oh where have the last two weeks gone? Don't you find that time is really going by too fast these days? Is it me or is it my age because I don't remember the days rushing by when I was a child.
Luckily I have done most of my Christmas shopping - I did most of it online and had a day this week at a big town near us. Which means that the children and I can have some lazy days in front of the fire with stories and games and The Snowman video. We can make our stained glass biscuits for the tree, decorate a gingerbread house. Sing christmas carols and generally spend some quality time together. That's my plan from now till the big day. Tom is taking two days off next week and we decided on impulse that it would be nice to take the children to Bruges in Belgium. Really wanted to go to Germany but you can't do that in a day. Anyway, we're going to the Midlands instead cos there are no tickets left on the Eurotunnel. Such a shame because it would have been really nice - cold, but nice.
Talking of cold I'm freezing, sitting here typing so I've got to go. Need hot drink, hot water bottle and nice music ...................
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