September 30, 2012

A New Trick or Treat Bag

Filed under: Kids Projects,Sewing,Upcycling — sarah @ 3:53 pm

October is coming and that means my little one is already excited about Halloween, I informed her we were not buying a replacement trick or treat bag but that she would be making one – she was really enthusiastic which I hadn’t quiet expected her being 7 now and getting to the point of rolling eyes and saying ‘oh mummy!’

Jean and her trick or treat upcycled bag

We found rummaged through our black sack of cloths that are stained and wholey and she found my old furry purple jumper so we cut a rectangular chunk out of it (well almost rectangular – she did the cutting!). We folded it in half and she stitched it together up the two sides. I let her do it free form and she found the problem of the fabric shifting around so we lernt about tacking and then she did grate big stitches and learnt that this wasn’t a good idea and then we did some back stitch too which she prefered the results of but took too long for her concentration span. Once the sewing was finished we turned it inside out so the stitching was on the inside and not to be seen!

Jean stichting her upcycled bag

We then cut strips of jumper and plated them together to make a handle which we sewed on. Jean Later added some felt eyes to the bag.

All the sewing was done with a large bodkin needle and yarn/acrylic wool making it easier for her to handle and for me to see what she’d done wrong and there for to untangle her!

September 2, 2012

Tardis Decorations

Filed under: Paper Craft — sarah @ 4:03 pm

Door Tardis

The theme of my little girls party this year was Dr Who and to my horror I could not find anything in the the shops for theming the party 🙁 Now we had been hunting themed presents which would go out as sort of decorations – little darleks and things and I found cake toppers on line but too late. So I ended up having to make cakes and decorations myself.

For the card Tardises (Tardii?) I cut out blue rectangles of card, little squares of white paper and little trapisiums of yellow card.

Bits for making a card tardis

Using a dark blue felt tip pen I draw a line across the top and then a line going down from that cutting the rectangle in half. I then used pritt stick to glue on some of the white squares as windows and then drew the door handle, keyhole and door panels in. Using a silver metallic paint pen I then wrote Police Box on the top and stuck on the yellow card as a light.

card tardis

These came in handy all over the place! Including attatched at a piece of finger knitting I had strung across the room as a sort of bunting!

This was a great project for the kids to copy as well 🙂 Just before they all sat down to watch the new Dr Who box sets Jean had been given for her birthday (along with sonic screw drivers, Dr Who Books and an annoying talking card that says you have to cellebrate or be exterminated (she wants to know if I want her to get the card as I’ve written the words down not exactly right! I have said no but she has gone to get it anyway NOOOOOOO!))