A simple three-dimensional fish: I'm mastering the 3D quilling :) Its length is about 7 cm and it's made of hand-painted paper strips. Unfortunately, I have a lot of new ideas, but lack the time :(
November 26, 2008
November 23, 2008
November 17, 2008
I have two wonderful nephews, both celebrated their birthdays not long ago. My older nephew saw my quilling and asked to make something for him. I couldn't say no :). I made a rocket, glued in a picture of him, added some stars and planets.
November 10, 2008
We made this robot from various junk items: boxes, lids and bottle caps of different shape and size. All you need is to unfold the boxes, then fold them inside out and glue. Afterwards assemble the robot, paint it and attach bottle caps for eyes, ears, knobs and buttons. We also used drinking straws for the mouth. You can play with the robot or use it as a wall decoration, and even give it a hug if it's big enough :)
By the way, you must see the robots Gail from "That artist woman" made with her kids!
I've sewn these simple slippers for my daughter's dance classes. For this project I bought scrap leather, although an old bag or jacket can be used. I also needed cotton fabric for the lining and an elastic band to thread around the ankle. I followed the instructions at Sew-ing.com (I don't read Japanese, but could figure out from the pictures).
November 9, 2008
At last we had an opportunity to visit the Utopia park. Frankly speaking, we didn't expect too much, in spite of the numerous positive feedbacks we've read. To our surprise, we had a lot of fun, took almost 250 pictures, and I even got the inspiration for a new quilling project.
This project is so easy, that you even don't need pictures in order to understand it. To make a toy binoculars:
November 8, 2008
Very often the most simple ideas are also the most successful ones. Try making stencils for your kids and see. Stencils are easy to make even for those who aren't very crafty, they don't take up space at all, and are easy to use. At the same time they let you explore your creativity: you can combine a number of stencils, make prints of different colour and density, and so on. You can also make brand new stencils whenever you wish!
Without doubt the oak is one of the most fascinating and interesting trees. Among other activities we like watching an oak that grows nearby, at different stages of its life cycle. It has different parts and looks different when seasons change. There also different creatures living in it.