We are in a mad five week dash to make as much as we can for the school festival in August; so for the next few weeks we have planned relatively simple projects in the hope that people will make one for themselves and one (or two or three..) for the school.
This week we suited up 10cm wood and wire dolls. After cutting out about 15 outfits I made a ladybird fairy. I have the makings of a pirate in my buldging bag of things to do...
Clothing both these dolls required black felt.
Black felt...it is such a pain to use with patterns because you just can't see where you are cutting. I have used chalk but you can really get a nice thin tipped chalk and I have used red ball point pen with some success if you can catch it in the right light BUT today Sarah, whom I am going to hereafter refer to as Pollyanna, said with a sparkling grin "you need a bit of bling" "I need what?"..."glitter, you need a glitter pen...it leaves a little snail trail of glitter as you trace" I used one (Pollyanna had one handy) and my friends, it does indeed leave a little snail trail. Yay!