You don’t need any kind of loom at all for this project. Just the few simple materials you see above. And it is so much fun. I could spend hours at this taskYou start by making two rows of small holes on a sheet of heavy cardstock. (My holes are spaces 1/16” apart but you can adjust as you wish.) Poke all the holes first–before you start stitching. Stitch the ”warp” of your weaving onto the paper.
We made this cute hammock for Saya’s dollhouse. I made it to fit her Maileg mice and other small friends.You’ll need:
a piece of fabric 11” x 5 1/2”
two pieces of dowel rod 5” each
4 small screw hooks
twine or string for hanging
needle and thread
Use a needle and thread to attach the tassels to four corners of the bottom of the hammock. (I cut these tassels off of one of Saya’s dresses because she didn’t like them, and I saved them for future projects.)
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I made some cards using botanical cutouts. I found images of botanical prints online, resized them, and then printed them onto colored cardstock. I then used scissors and an exacto knife to cut out the flowers. I did the same thing with the lettering. I used a free font called the only exception which you can download here. I printed the text onto cardstock and cut out the letters. Before printing make sure to choose the fliphorizontally printing option because you will be flipping the cutouts over before gluing. I used a spray adhesive to glue the flowers and text onto the front of the cards.
I thought this would be a tedious project, but these were a lot quicker to make than I expected. I ended up making quite a few plus a framed picture for my daughter’s room.
Today I tried freezer paper stencils for the first time. I have been meaning to try it for a while, but I always forget to look for freezer paper when I am at the grocery store. Well, I finally got some, and tried it out on one of Saya’s white t-shirts while she napped today.
If you want to try this, it is pretty easy and fun. There is a good tutorial with lots of pictures on Neither Hip Nor Funky.
I got my inspirtation for the t-shirt design from a plate that I bought at goodwill.
So far I have been able to restrain myself from going crazy buying stuff for our new house. These ikea curtains were already hanging in the windows, and I just took them down, washed them, and put them back up. I think they’re pretty, and they look good with the freshly painted walls.
This chair was also in the house when we got there. I bought a cheap piece of fabric from the remnant bin of an upholstery shop, unscrewed the seat of the chair, ripped off the old fabric, and used a staple gun to attach the new fabric. This is a seriously easy, quick, and highly satisfying DIY project. I am building up my confidence to try a more ambitious reupholstery project.
Here I am hanging up the curtains. I have my little helper with me as usual.
And here is another cute picture–for those of you who read this blog to see pictures of Saya 🙂 She is happy these days. She loves to run around the new house.