Following on from our owl mask, add in these easy, no sew, owl wings and you have a beautiful, child-made owl costume. Here are two ways to make the wings.
As each new season arrives I look forward to the time when we take out the box of decorations to match the new celebrations. This weekend our Easter box came down and we took out our heirloom Easter eggs ready to decorate our Easter tree.
Easter represents new life and these decorations remind me each year of when my own little chicks were born, because they are made from some of the girls’ baby clothes. The colours and motifs on their babygrows and little dresses seemed such a good match to the theme of Easter that we used them to sew a set of decorations. Here’s how we made them.
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My oldest daughter loves crafts (would you have guessed?) so, when she was 7 earlier in the year, we wanted to get her a birthday present that would encourage her creativity. We have paint, card, glitter and crayons galore so I was stuck for what to get her. And then I saw an idea over at maya *made on embroidery for children and knew a sewing and embroidery basket would be the perfect present for Big. I bought a woven basket and filled it with some of the things suggested by maya to give Big all she needed to get started. (You should pop over to read maya’s post for a great guide on what to include and how to get started.)
This weekend she tried it for the first time, and here are the results. Do you like them? I threaded the needle for her as the thread was quite thick and also tied a knot to get her started – everything else is all her own work.
That ‘m’ is for Mummy – she’s a sweetie.
And this is a portrait of our cat, drawn first with a pencil and then stiched on top.
She’s so pleased with what she’s made and has plans to make lots more to give away as gifts.
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