Welcome to the UKS Spring BlogHop! You may have come to me via Alison, but if you have dropped in on me directly (or lost your way!) and want to follow the hop you can see the full list here .
UKS are also offering a prize to a randomly chosen person who comments on all the blogs, so check the thread for details.
First of all gather your supplies, you'll need:
- paper scraps
- fabric, needle and thread
- assorted punches - scalloped, pinked, plain circles etc
- ribbon scraps
- gems, pearls, buttons
- foam pads and glue of choice
We're going to start by making some yo-yos - these are little puffs of fabric. You'll need to draw a circle onto your fabric twice the diameter of the desired yo-yo. I drew around a mug measuring 7.5cm across to get yo-yos about 3.5cm across.
Next sew a running stitch about 3mm away from the raw edge. I double up my thread but don't bother putting a knot at the end, just make sure you watch it doesn't disappear as you're sewing.
Now, punch out various shapes and sizes from your paper scraps. My largest is a 2" scalloped punch 2" going down to a 1" plain circle.
Once I'm happy with that I ink all the edges (I've used Distress Ink in Pumice Stone) and then glue the layers together with foam pads and glue depending on how much dimension you want - I've just put pads between the bottom 2 layers for the smaller ones. Add gems, buttons, ribbons, whatever you fancy and there you go. Cheap embellishments completely customisable to your projects.
GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away one set of the following (primary, pink or blue) to one person who follows my blog (regular or new today!). So just leave a comment saying which colour you would prefer and how you follow my blog (google reader, feedly, bloglovin etc) by Midnight 21st April. I'll choose a random winner on 22nd April.
Thanks for stopping by.
Now hop on over to Sarah.