I made this as a birthday gift for one of Saya’s friends. I was planning to post more details about how I made it, but the photos didn’t turn out.
Basically I just cut out five panels. One of the panels l I cut in half, then sewed it back together a few inches. (That’s the front panel.)
I sewed four of the seams together. At that point I hemmed the top and bottom.
Finally, I sewed the fifth seam to close it up. Easy peasy.
I wanted to do more decorations, but I ran out of time. The little deer is something I made a while back.
You don’t need any kind of loom at all for this project. Just the few simple materials you see above. And it is so much fun. I could spend hours at this taskYou start by making two rows of small holes on a sheet of heavy cardstock. (My holes are spaces 1/16” apart but you can adjust as you wish.) Poke all the holes first–before you start stitching. Stitch the ”warp” of your weaving onto the paper.
Choose a color of embroidery floss and thread a long strand of it onto a needle. Start weaving with your shapes first and then fill in around them.
To hide your tails, thread them onto a needle and bring them through to the back of the cardstock. You can secure them with glue or tape.
When you are finished you will have a small piece of artwork that you can frame. Or just hang it on your wall with tape :)
Saya and I checked this beautiful book out of the library a few days ago. It is printed and bound by hand. Saya and I decided do some black and white artwork on kraft paper inspired by the illustrations in this book.
There is something so satisfying about drawing with sharpies. I could have done this for hours and hours. For the white we used acrylic paint. I tried chalkboard markers first, but they didn’t show up very well on the kraft paper. The white acrylic paint worked well.
I had fun making this. I want to do another one tomorrow.
Saya’s is very cute. (And she said I could call it cute because it supposed to be cute ;) )
One last picture because Michael is cute and he wanted to be on the blog.
We made this cute hammock for Saya’s dollhouse. I made it to fit her Maileg mice and other small friends.You’ll need:
a piece of fabric 11” x 5 1/2”
two pieces of dowel rod 5” each
4 small screw hooks
twine or string for hanging
needle and thread
Hem the long sides of your fabric. Fold the edges over 1/4” and then 1/4” again and then sew.
On each end fold the fabric over 1/4” and then 3/4” and sew.
Screw the hooks into the ends of the dowel rod. (You can also see that I used a pair of pliers to close the hooks.) Then put the dowel rods through the pockets at the ends of the hammock.
Use a needle and thread to attach the tassels to four corners of the bottom of the hammock. (I cut these tassels off of one of Saya’s dresses because she didn’t like them, and I saved them for future projects.)
Just for fun we let mouse have a nap outside in a tree!
Any questions please send me an email. xoxo
I love stitching by hand. It takes a lot of time and I always wish I had more time. I am finishing a quilt I started a long time ago, and I am making bracelets for a new shop that is opening. I also have bracelets in my etsy shop. You can use the coupon code newhouse15 for 15% off.