Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wee's birthday part 1 (Birthday table/ crown and presents)

Little "Wee" is already 2! I can't believe how fast she has grown.

I set up her fall themed birthday table the night before, while she was asleep. She was so happy and surprised when she saw it the next morning

I bought this beautiful crown on Etsy from a shop called Bumblina. I was going to make her one, but just didn't have the time with all the other projects I was making for her birthday. I'm so glad I ended up purchasing one, because she did a much better/detailed job than I would have done

I let L open up one present in the morning. It was this moon and star dress that she immediately wanted to put on ( she currently loves anything  to do with moon, stars, and suns) The rest of the presents had to wait to be opened when daddy got home from work.

Here are some of the presents she received

Some homemade outfits made by me
  • The polka dot skirt used to be a dress that her paternal grandma wore to her 50th high school reunion!
  • a colorful skirt from some fabric Wee picked out during the summer
  • a apple themed outfit to wear on our upcoming apple picking trip

  • beeswax crayons
  • I made a felted play mat for her little animals
  • homemade felt cinnamon rolls
  • a couple books

  • some light up shoes and finger puppets from Ama and Pa Pa
  • and a dolly from great grandma ( you can tell by the dirty nose she has already received lot of love
That's all for now. Stay tuned for the apple cake, dinner, and the birthday ring

Saturday, September 10, 2011

needle felted tree part 2

Here is the tutorial for how I added the bird to the tree   

So Easy!!!!!!!!!   

First I drew a bird on a piece of paper and cut it out        

Then put the bird on the needle felting brush. I put some blue roving on the bird and punched the roving in with my needle felting tool until I could no longer see any paper.

Then I cut out a wee triangle from some leftover yellow acrylic felt and needle punched it where the beak should be. I place the bird on the tree notch put the brush under the tree and bird and gave it a few needle punches. That's all

Friday, September 2, 2011

Needle Felted Tree

This week I've been working on a needle felted tree to hang uo in my pre-school classroom.
I started off by cutting out a tree shape from some leftover brown fleece I had. Then I took some dark brown and light brown roving and blended the colors together by hand.  Then I spread layers of the roving on the fleece tree. Next I needle punched the roving into the fleece using a needle punching tool until it was felted   under the fleece you lay a felting needle mat which allows allows the roving to mesh with the base fabric. 

I added some extra dark brown roving to one area to it can resemble a hole in the tree that I will put a felted bird in. (That will be in another post)

for the leaves I blended dark and light green roving together. L helped with this 

I needle felted it onto some green felt that I cut out into cloud like shapes.
When school starts, the children will wet felt apples to add to the tree

like L always says "Tah Daaah!!!"

In the fall I'll remove the green roving ansd save it for Spring and I'll have my class blend red, yellow, and orange roving that I will needle felt onto some yellow felt  for the winter there will be no leaves just some strips of white roving lying on the branches.