Friday, 21 January 2011

More Projects

I am late.
It happens often.... and makes me crazy.
Still, there is something about the pressure of the "deadline" that finally pushes me to getting something done.

These projects are for a wonderful online "inspire" magazine by Amy Powers. Check it out!

"wearing your heart on your sleeve"
These cuffs are made from the cuffs cut from an old shirt.
Adding goodies - fabric, embroidery, buttons, lace - to make something fun.

And then, there is the Nest.
Made from pipe cleaners, it is easy and useful for decorating in the Spring.

Step One: "the Spider"
Wrap two pipe cleaners folded in half and attach one more "half"
to make five "arms"

Step Two:
Bend (and squeeze tight) the end of a long pipe cleaner to the center of the "spider"
Start wrapping it, weaving it over and under the five arms of the spider.
Weave it firmly, close to the "row" before.
Twist another pipe cleaner to the end of the first when you need more
to make your nest as big as you would like it to be.

Step Three:
When the nest is as big as you want it to be,
there is a chance that there will be more of the "arms" left unwrapped.
These can become branches holding the nest.
You can cut leaves from felt and stitch them to the ends of the branches.

I think it would be nice to make eggs to go into the nest, but haven't done them yet.


  1. OOh I love these, especially the wrist cuff. Let us know when the issue is available on line. It should be a goo done.

  2. *oops good one not goo done.

  3. I like "doo done" - something about a secret code for a great idea?
    What do you think?

  4. ooops, I mean "Goo done"......HA!

  5. Oh the bracelets are beautiful....I love the idea of wearing your heart on your sleeve, and the red and white always works so well, reminds me of the lovely cuffs that we all made with Julie A last summer.
    The nest is cool as well, that would make such a great craft idea for school art clubs? so simple and effective!