Thursday, August 11, 2011
Boys month again with Christine - Frk Turkis
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
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
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 :-)