Finally finished the other dress just in time for hunting eggs. This one reminds me of a summer picnic. I used Nancy Ann Liberty fabric, which I love. I had an idea of what I wanted to do with this dress, but was afraid to try on this fabric without a pattern. So I used Burda 9644. I’ve made this before and it’s really more full than twirly, so I think next time I will increase the width of each layer for more twirls. And I’d like to try the skirt with a more fitted bodice and open back for a sundress. We’ll see.
Made these blue speckled eggs inspired by this post on craftster. I hollowed out the eggs so they will last until next year, dyed them blue and used an old toothbrush to splatter brown acrylic paint on them. The only change I would have to the instructions posted is to dye your eggs before you blow them out as it is difficult to get enough water inside for them to sink to the bottom of the dye bath bowl.
I also made a quick bird’s nest with some ivy vines tied with monofilament. I think this will dry well and I can pull the leaves off and save for next year. Would make a nice little centerpiece. Enjoy your weekend!
Seems like a good thing to do on Fridays, so maybe I’ll try this each week. Clockwise from top left:
Mimi Kirchner, Fairy Godmother, $140.
Vintage Songbird, quilted potholder in vintage fabrics, $15.
Lusitania felt beads, 18 beads for $36.
Lalitah pomegranates cushion, $32.
Sweetnellie Daffodil Peep, $26.
Seabreeze Studio wristlet, $26.
Kinchi flowerchild dress, $55.
Decoylab wall clock, $28.
Z is for Zebra by Simone Capote, mixed media, 9″x11″, framed, $50.
Yes! The first day of spring is finally here.
We made some homemade play dough the other day and my five-year-old made this cheery picture. Here’s the recipe we used:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/4 cup salt
- food coloring
Mix together. Cook over medium heat until it reaches the consistency of dough. I tried to make this before and it didn’t turn out because I didn’t realize that you really do have to cook it. Let it cool and knead it. You may need to knead in a bit more oil. You could use natural food coloring. I think it would also be nice to add a few drops of essential oil.
Here are some of the eggs we made over the weekend. I mentioned these techniques in my post a few days ago. Pictured above are decoupage eggs. We just used a flower hole punch, patterned paper and school glue.
Marbleized eggs. Made by dyeing the eggs, then rolling them around in a pan with dye of another color mixed with oil.
Martha Stewart’s drying rack idea. I think that a cookie cooling rack would work just as well. You can see we used ric-rac on some of the eggs. Just wrap it around the egg and tie with pantyhose.