My niece's son turns 4 this month, so I wanted to make something for him. Saw this bag/basket here on Craftster, and was completely taken with it. It combines two great bags for a functional multi-use bag.
Used denim and an old chambray shirt along with some grosgrain ribbon. Then used fabric paint for the letters in his name. So without further ado here is the bag for Dylan's art supplies.
Loaded up! This thing is huge inside, and could hold twice this amount.
Found these napkin rings made of buttons when I was searching for something else, and loved them! BUtton Napkin Rings.
This is my take on them:
Needing 12 meant I had to find another way to make them. Because sewing buttons on 12 loops of elastic was not happening. Enter PVC pipe.
Quick and easy project! Supplies: buttons, glue, PVC pipe
Painted (spray paint, too!):
The look great painted all black and shiny. The texture of the buttons really make them interesting to look at. The variations on this are endless. You could leave the buttons au natural, or have them all one color.
wow that is amazing! I didn't realize that the top was all beaded in the first picture! How did you get the beads to stick? glue? agian, she is just beautiful! great work!!
And the beads were all glued on one at a time with Aileen's. I used a hat pin to attached them instead of my fingers. That allowed me to get the beads placed exactly as I wanted. My tools:
piratelibrarian I hesitated to use the lace, but then I thought it would be a nice way to make the project more special. Not to mention if I keep putting off using it, then it will just sit there. Which is a shame, I think.
This project originally started out as a mosaic project, but once I got to the skirt portion of the mannequin it took on a life of its own. Now I've got some questions for how to finish off her gown, and all my period clothing research is not bringing the answers I need.
Here are the before shots:
Beginning Stages (Mosaic):
This is the point she is at now:
Now for my questions: I'm not sure how to finish off her skirt waist. Should I add a bow, flowers, beads, drape, etc.? I've never tackled period clothes, or doll clothes for that matter. OY!!!
Any comments, suggestions or questions are extremely welcome.