Thursday, 16 April 2015

Weaving on hula hoops!

Hello lovely people!

In craft club this term we have been learning how to weave!   It has been great fun and the children have really enjoyed it.  This would work for any age and is very easy to do.

We collected old CDs, t-shirts, fabric, wool and ribbon for this project.  First we wove on CDs that I had stuck wool to.  They looked a bit like mini bike wheels.


Some of the children used a big tapestry needle to help them weave the wool over and under the woollen spokes.  Some just used their fingers.




This is what we ended up with!  Each one was so colourful and unique.


The end results are lovely!  We have lots of different textures and colours.



The children then strung them together to create a colourful hanging item for their rooms.  At the moment we are displaying them in school so everyone can enjoy them.


Next we moved onto hula hoops!  I cut up lots of old t-shirts and used these to make the "spokes" on the hoops.  Then the children used ribbon, material and t-shirt strips to weave.



This child used lovely soft pastel colours for her rug.











The children then cut the spokes and tied them off with a simple knot.


The end results are lovely!  They were meant to be rugs but some are a bit small so we decided to turn them up and they are now placemats and bowls.










Dittery Dot
xoxo

Monday, 6 April 2015

Happy Easter!

Hello lovely people!

Happy Easter everyone!  I wanted to show you all a wee dolly I made for the school Easter raffle.  We are raising money so the school can have chickens :)  That is why she is covered in wee fluffy chicks.









Dittery Dot
xoxo




Sunday, 5 April 2015

Pretty in PInk

Hello lovely people,


I made this doll a while ago for a raffle and I just haven't had time to share the pictures of her with you!  She was made with scraps of silk and vintage buttons.  To finish her off I used some small flowers and made her some pretty shoes with huge bows.









Dittery Dots
xoxo


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Meet Dougal!

Hello lovely people!

I haven't posted in a while because we recently got a wee west highland terrier!  Here he is........Dougal!  He is just over 12 weeks old and a ball of trouble :)  Hopefully I will get back to crafting soon.





Dittery Dot
xoxo

Friday, 30 January 2015

Up-cycle Your Chairs

Hello lovely people!

We have recently moved house and I have been really busy over the last few months doing up the house and recycling things.  I took these pictures a while ago and am only getting round to posting it now!



Ady's mum gave us a table and chairs that she no longer needed and I decided to spruce them up a bit.


I popped out the seat and roughly sanded down the wood and painted them white.


While the chairs were drying I had to set up the table base in the living room!  Again I sanded it down and painted it white.


Once this was dry I used masking tape to create stripes along the support and I then used blue and white paint (the blue matches the kitchen wall colour).



The chair cushions needed replacing and new covers.  So I got some fun fabric from Ikea and used this to cover the pads.


 I loved this fabric because the birds are really cute and it is a good bold pattern.


Voila!!!  I have a new set of chairs and table and it hasn't cost much at all!





Dittery Dots
xoxo