Wednesday, 4 February 2015
What you need:
- Two different fabrics.
- Wadding if you have lighter weight fabric. I used offcuts I had left from the wadding I use for quilts. For thicker fabrics like heavy linen or furnishing fabric, you may not need to use wadding.
- 50cm of ribbon - cut into two lengths of 25cm.
one. Download, print out and cut out the pattern.
When you get to the bottoms of the peaks, it's worth slightly curving your stitching as this helps to keep the peaks flatter when you turn through.
six. Now trim off the excess fabric, getting as close as you dare to the tops of the peaks, but don't trim off the fabric along your bottom edge opening.
Around November last year, as Christmas loomed into view, I got to thinking about what crafty project I could undertake to make gifts for all of the small people we know. Our Christmas list featured 18 children so I wanted to make something personal that also didn't us cost the earth. I've been seeing a number of fabric play crowns for sale on various websites recently, which are beautiful but really pricey considering how easy they are to make. So I figured out how and ran up a pile of them. It was a great use of all the pretty fabrics in my stash and it was lovely to hand pick a fabric that I thought might suit each child. I'm delighted with how they all turned out, plus now we're well past the festive season, I can now share the fruits of my labour.
I also made a little tutorial in case any one else fancies making their own - you can find the link here.
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
One of our most favourite day trips in Bath is to catch the open top bus from the end of our road, which drives us up the amazing Skyline route of the city, and then drops us off at the top of Prior Park Road ready to enter the National Trust property of the same name. This bus is fabulous for many reasons. Prior Park Landscape Gardens doesn't have a car park (other than disabled spaces) so it's not the most car friendly of locations. B loves riding on the open top bus, and it's a little known fact that the normally highly expensive tourist buses only charge locals £2.50 for a short route instead of the normal whopping great £14. So all in all, a great start to the day.
After a picnic at the top of the grounds, we head down one of the steep winding paths to the bottom of the gardens, collecting twigs and swinging on gates as we go.
As we near the bottom, we spy the incredible bridge, standing majestic over the the lake and usually accompanied by the odd swan and a small handful of other visitors.