I went to a craft show at the 3 Counties Showground in March with some fellow Mummy friends who are also a little bit crafty. We took the children so it wasn't the same experience I have had previously but they were very well behaved and had the chance of doing block printing on tea towels.
I bought a sewing kit from a bargain bin for 50p and haven't known what to do with it and last year I bought a mobile, also for 50p in a charity shop and decided to make something using them both.
I began by cutting out the shapes from the fabric.
I sewed the pieces together wrong sides facing, starting with sewing a birdie to it's breast piece. I left a small opening and then turned them the right way through, stuffed the birdie and sewed her closed.
I continued sewing the other pieces up although there was only 10g of stuffing provided with the kit so I didn't complete the caravans and houses although I have another idea for those.
Then it was time for the sparkly things to come out. Beads, ribbons, buttons and flowers. Everything to add a little glitter and interest for 2 little girls.
I tried to make each hanging a little different but equally pretty, alternating the lengths so that they would each catch the light and be visible.
I think it is nearly finished, but it will have to wait another week before it takes pride of place in the girl's room. In as much as I adore old furniture and try to buy second hand when possible, there are also some things that need to be bought new at times. We have ordered the girls bunk-beds and a wardrobe from Ikea (as well as picture frames!) which will be delivered this week. I will upload pictures of their finished room and it also means Michael will now have his own room which I am very excited to decorate too. I hope it wont be long at all before I can be posting images or my new makes for them.