Thursday, May 10, 2012

Felt Owl picture

So we are on the final countdown to moving back to New Zealand, only 2 sleeps to go!  My days have been spent packing, packing and more has to be one of my most hated jobs...its one of those jobs that just never seems to end!!

Here's a cute little owl picture I made for my daughter last year...using my favourite material - felt. I sewed the picture together, slightly stuffing them and then hot glued them to the cardboard.    It was inspired by a birthday card that she had received....I think my favourite part is the cute little heart balloons.  I would love to make some more of these, maybe a project for me over the next month  for the baby's room.

So from New Caledonia, its au revoir from me......I could be offline for a while, we are staying with  family for the next 6 weeks until we can get into our house, so internet access will be limited......more time for me to enjoy all the pleasures that my home country has to offer....yeah so happy to finally be back at home!

In the meantime those packing boxes are calling my name again...sigh!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paper Hanging Star

Well there's no crafting going on around here.....everything is in the process of getting packed up ready for shipping back to NZ....hooray!!

I snapped a few shots while I was packing of things I have made so thought I would share these with you over the coming posts.

I made this star last year for Miss4 - I love how this looks hanging up in her room.  I think a group of these hanging together would look great. I'm also thinking maybe a mobile for the babys room with little stars hanging at different levels would look pretty cute.  I'm not too sure if this star will survive the shift, but if it doesn't I can always make some more.....they are super easy to make and look great.....the perfect little craft project.

These would make great Christmas or party decorations as well.

I followed the tutorial at annekata, and used two sheets of scrapbook paper which is the perfect weight for making them and makes a good sized star.  I definitely recommend giving these a go.

PS: I tried out the new photo editing site PicMonkey for these pics, need to have more of a play but it looks like a good replacement for the now defunct Picnik.  Hopefully now my photos will look a bit better, they need all the help I can give them sometimes!