Tuesday, August 30, 2011

30 days photo challenge summary

Here is a brief summary in pics of my 30 days photo challenge that could be followed on dailybooth

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Boys month - origami boats with fabric tutorial

Boys month again with Christine - Frk Turkis

I am very happy to participate with a quicky tutorial for a very handmade and delicate mobile :-)

For a live tutorial on how to make paper boats here is a video from Howcast

Regarding the dimensions of the rectangles fabric, I used the following ratio: Length/Width = 0,7 which is the ratio of an A4 paper sheet.

First I cut two rectangles and sewed them wrong sides together with a loose zigzag stitch, this allows to always have the nice side showing when folding it.

Then I follow the instructions on how to make the origami paper boat, carefully pressing at each step (this is key to the process!)

At this stage I make a few stitches to sew together the sides folded, where the red cross is on the following picture, on both sides, it helps the boat to keep it's shape in the end.

Then I took some quite stiff wire: two 20 cm long pieces and folded them with my pliers like so:

I then attached 5 blue threads, with which I'll attach the boats to the mobile.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Bathroom towel for kids - "a la montessori"

When renovating our bathroom we thought it would be a good idea to have a double sink so that our son could try brush his teeth and wash his hands on his own.

As the towels were out of his reach, I sewed a mini bath towel and hanged it at his level under the sink 

Monday, August 01, 2011

30 days photo challenge

Just saw this nice post by Julia, The Vintage Hausfrau on a photo challenge, sounds very creative so I think I will try to hop on the wagon, I'll be posting my pictures on dailybooth - renamed dailykat by me (which appears on the right corner of the blog), hope more of you will want to join :-)

Edit: Just realised that the challenge has been originally launched by Sherry and Jennifer, you can leave a comment on her post if you want to let her know you are participating :-)