Monday, 1 June 2015

Peggy Dollies!

Hello lovely people!

I have been very busy with work etc and wanted to do some drawing and start a sketchbook.  I want to make up my ow characters and designs to make brooches and bags etc.  I thought that the dolls I make would be a good starting point.  I like drawing and am always doodling on scrap bits of paper at work and on my hand when I get bored.  So I came up with some doll designs and here they are :)  I have based them on friends and myself and I used coloured pencil to add a bit of depth and colour.

This is Dittery Dot.
She always has a bow or flower in her hair and loves to sew!

This is Kate.
Her hair is always in a plait and she loves to go out in the sunshine.

This is Wee Granny.
She loves her roses and the smell of lavender.

This is Lola-rose.
She loves to dress up and has a quiet, gentle nature.

This is Lou-lou.
She loves lace and buttons and baking is her favourite past-time.

Dittery Dot

Mini Crafts

Hello lovely people!

Over the past few weeks we have been doing mini crafts at craft club.  I worked with Year 1 and Year 2 this time and had a planned to do a different cradft each week to keep them interested and engaged.

Week One

The first week we learnt how to make 3D bird cages out of paper.  The children then decorated the bird inside and the cage.  I think they are all fantastic and look so individual. 

Week Two

In week Two we looked at superheroes and what would your super power be!  This was my hero - craft girl!  These were made from woodedn spoons with wee felt capes and wool, feathers and sequins to decorate.

Week Three

In week three we were using pasta to decorate small cardboard boxes and using the pasta to make repeating patterns onto butterfly drawings.

These are the finished boxes and they look wonderful!

Week Four

In week four we were looking at printing techniques and used old corks and bottle caps to create tree pictures.

After we did this we used cotton buds dipped in paint to dab around some stencils.  We then used a hairdryer to make sure the paint set correctly.

These are the finished pencil cases!  The children really took their time and created some lovely designs and patterns.

Dittery Dot

Sunday, 17 May 2015

A Wee Needle Case

Hello lovely people!

I have been needing a new sewing needle book for ages but was unwilling to buy one because they look fairly easy to make.

I decided to use up some of the wee scrappy bits of material I had.  I used some cute polka dot material and a vintage mat and coaster.

I spent a quite some time playing around with placement and colours before stitching it down.

I added a wee birdie because they are one of my favourite things to stitch and added a bow.

A few buttons and a small stamp finished off  my wee needle case.

Dittery Dot

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