Friday, March 4, 2016

Tinkerbell's crown

Today's craft was a quick one.  I need to make a headpiece for Tinkerbell for a production of Peter Pan.  I've made tons of fairies, pirates and lost boys, but Tinkerbell was by far the most fun.  Here is her little crown.  I think I want one for myself.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

National Craft Week begins!

Well, here it is, March, National Craft Month.  Can you stand it?    I like to challenge myself to a different craft every day of the month.  I must admit, most of my crafts will have some form of sewing involved but I try to stretch my abilities and branch out into new territory.

On Monday I made a tiny teddy bear using Kaffe Fasset Collective fabrics.  The biggest scrap was about 3 1/2" by 2 1/2".  I used a pattern in a book that I got over 25 years ago.  Yes, I hoard books.  I like to call it my library.  Making teddy bears is a truly delightful sport.  Any fabric works.  Really, anything.  All bears are lovely.

 Hand stitching because the machine would eat these tiny pieces.
 Just a dab of stuffing.  Hardly nothing.
 This little charmer needs a name.  I think "Flower" because of his fussy-cut nose.
The inspiration.  This book is full of bear patterns.  I think I have tried them all.

So, on Tuesday I made a tutu for Tinkerbell for a play that I'm costuming.  I think I would be happy making fairies all day every day.  This is just delightful.  I could embellish this for hours but alas I have other fairies who need birthing.

Every girl needs a tutu.  I wish that I could wear this.  It has magic in it.

Today is Wednesday.  Time to complete something that has been in the unfinished pile for a while.  Several years ago a client brought me two chairs.  They had the most exquisite leather seats....which she hated.  I recovered them for her and she didn't want the leather.  Crazy!!!!

So I have kept this leather in my stash just waiting for inspiration.  Now the chairs will spend their life into eternity as a very handsome bag.  I shall carry it everywhere for the rest of my life.  I had to put a zippered pocket on the outside for my phone or I will spend eternity searching for the darn thing.