Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fabric Owl Necklace

I've kinda wanted to do something like this for such a long time.
I kinda have a thing for owls.
A big thing.

I started off by cutting a template out of thin cardboard, and placed it over a piece of fabric, folded in two, to get two identical shapes. I cut around with a little bit of extra room around all sides to sew up. With a bit of purple felt, I made a heart-like shape, with a slightly flat bottom.
First, I sewed the heart shaped face onto the right side of one piece of fabric. Then, putting right sides together, I sewed around, starting at the bottom, and then leaving a small amount of room to be able to turn it right side out.
I then turn it right side out, and sewed up the bottom.

Then, I hot glued a jump ring to the back of the owl head. On top of that, I crisscrossed the two feathers for the wings.
Then, I flipped it over and hot glued a small sliver of orange felt on the front for his beak.

I added a length of braiding rope, and it was done! It took roughly 20 minutes, and it's so cute and light :) I might just have to make some more!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Rag Rug

I'll be the first to admit that I'm obsessed with crafts. Although knitting is primarily my thing, I also love sewing (which I'm hoping to do more of), making jewerly, and just doing some random things, such as this rag rug.

At first, it was just a way to get rid of all of the old clothes that I had grown out of and had dragged all the way out to college with me. Making t-shirt yarn was pretty interesting and now that I have a pile of it, i realised that all of my clothes were bascially all the same colour. I've mastered the perfect braiding technique for such a thing, and it's become a nice mindless craft to do when I'm just sitting around, chilling on my couch.
I kinda thought I was almost done, so I rolled it up to see how much I had left to do, and I have sooooo much more. So much. Double what I've already got done, and then some. And theeeen I've got to sew it all together! Besides all this rug making, I've also got a list down to my knees of things I'm knitting AND midterms at college in two weeks.
I won't be bored for a looooong time.