Hey everyone. I don’t know what the weather is like with you but we’ve had a heat wave here in Northern Ireland. For the past week we’ve been having temperatures of 26+’C. This morning my girls couldn’t face going outside as they said it was too hot – at 9:30am!!!
To try and keep the girls busy for at least half a minute I thought I’d do a bit of craft with them. I recalled seeing a post by Izabel on the Easycraftsforchildren blog for wooden peg butterflies. I had some wooden dolly pegs which I had used as props for a previous photo shoot, you can get some here. You can make some dolly peg butterflies by following these steps.
You’ll need: some wooden dolly pegs, paper, scissors, colouring pencils/crayons/felt tips, sellotape
Fold the paper in half and draw half a butterfly.
While keeping the paper folded cut round the butterfly shape.
Unfold the paper.
Decorate the butterfly however you choose.
Cut a notch in the top of the butterfly and side the peg over the middle of the butterfly and sellotape to secure. Decorate the peg to coordinate with the butterfly, not forgetting to draw on some eyes and antenna.
If you can make it out you can see that Miss P is quite fond of writing and doing school work (crazy child – it’s the school holidays here!)
I stuck the 3 butterflies (Miss P’s, E’s and mine) onto the front window, what a cheery scene to look at 🙂
Miss P was very happy with her butterfly and was even happier when I told her I was making here a dress from some fabric I had left over (from my crochet bag project). I decided to make a simple dress using some shirring elastic. I had not used this before but had bought some after I saw it used on ‘The Great British Sewing Bee ‘ TV show so had a go at making the dress. I did 10 rows of shirred elastic and I used the french seam technique on the inside (I hope to do some tutorials on these techniques at some point).
Here is the finished dress.
I used some lime coloured ric-rac ribbon as skinny straps and tied in them bows behind her back.
I really enjoyed making this dress so hope to make some more over the summer period. Even though things have been a bit quiet on the blog front over the past couple of weeks be assured that I am still crafting, in fact I have some exciting news regarding this (which shall be shared at a later date).
Well I must go and help myself to an ice-cream. Stay cool everyone 😉