Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
To make bunny ears, you need some strong wire, a solid headband (plastic, not stretchy and preferably not padded), and your chosen fabric with matching thread. Depending on your fabric, you may also need iron on interfacing.
- First draw an ear template. They're your ears, so you can shape them however you like.
- Cut 4 times out of your chosen fabric.
- If you are using thinner material (like I have - Satin) then use iron on interfacing to give the fabric some weight.
- Pin right sides together leaving the flat base of the ear open.
- Sew each ear along where you have pinned (leaving the bottom of each ear open).
- Tie off the ends, trim and clip the seam allowance.
- Turn right sides out and press well.
- Cut 2 lengths of strong wire long enough to fill around the inside of each ear with an overhang that will wrap around your chosen head band 3 times.
- Bend the wire to a soft point in the centre and insert one wire into each ear.
- Move the wire around until it sits as close to the seam line as possible.
- Pin to hold in place.
- Stitch along where you have pinned to permanantly hold the wire in place.
- Bend the open base into a 90 degree angle. The folded piece should be the same depth as the head band you have chosen.
- Use the over hanging wire to wrap around the headband and hold the ear in place. (Experiment with your spacing).
- Cut a strip of the same fabric to 4 time the width of your headband.
- Fold each side into the middle and press.
- Wrap this fabric strip around the head band overlapping the pressed edges on the top side of the head band (This allows the ears to fit through) and pin.
- Hand stitch where you have pinned with a small whip stitch and voila! Bunny ears!
You can leave them as they are, or decorate with various trims like I have. Just be careful not to use any trim that is so heavy it will weight the ears down and make them flop (like I nearly did!).
Sorry if that is hard to follow. I wasn't really sure how to lay it all out. If something's not clear, just ask and I'll hopefully put it right.
Anyway, pics will follow of these ears out on the town partying in Blackpool! They promise to behave themselves (a little bit) and not drink too much (or too little!)
Sunday, 21 June 2009
These are the cards I made for my Dad and Grandad. They were a little bit last minute. There I was thinking about how organised I'd been, getting the fudge made with Alex and her cards etc, when I suddenly realised I'd been so busy helping her with her fathers day things, I hadn't done any from us! woops!
Friday, 19 June 2009
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Saturday, 13 June 2009
My lovely boss actually let me leave work early today (it was his birthday and he wanted to go too) so I didn't miss the birthday party Alexandra was invited to like I thought I would. I'm so glad I didn't. The kids looked lovely in their costumes, the kids entertainer was really good, especially at balloon modeling, and Alex had lots of fun and was on super best behaviour (and without bribes or threats! Yay!). The birthday girl was dressed as Daphne from Scooby Doo, and both her Mum and Dad dressed up too as Velma and Fred. I love it when the parents get really involved! (and now I wont feel so silly in my pirate gear in December!)
Lilo and Stitch seemed to gave a good time too.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
As a side note, we also made microwave play dough. Everyone, meet play dough Daddy head with spikey hair!