Hello! Welcome to my blog. I have wanted to start a blog for such a long time but always came up with many excuses not to, some being – not enough time, nothing interesting to write about, rusty grammar skills, I prefer reading other people's blogs, everyone's doing it and most of all because I am probably one of the most guarded and private people that ever existed, sharing so much about myself absolutely terrifies me. But I'm 34 years old for goodness sake, it's about time I came out of my shell a bit. To be honest my first post began as an Instagram caption that went on for far too long so I decided to continue writing it as my first blog entry. My name is Christine. I'll probably write mostly about life as a mother to three young children. Maybe a bit about married life. Lots about print designs, handmade goods, children's crafts, chocolate and cake. We'll see! I hope you enjoy my posts.
What is it about pound shops? I go in for kitchen roll and come out with a basket full of all sorts. I picked up some wooden pegs on my last visit, I wasn’t sure what we were going to do with them. Today it started chucking it down outside so out came the craft boxes.
To make the dolls you will need:
felt (various colours)
1. Take a square piece of paper and draw dress pattern (as above)
2. Using dress template to cut felt
3. Cut twine (x12 of 10cm lengths)
4. Glue twine strands to top of peg. Leave to dry and cut if needs to be neatened.
*a hand embroidery design on felt can be completed whilst glue dries
5. Glue dress in place – apply glue just to top as shown above. Then down a strip to secure the edges of felt
6. Draw face
7. Handsew a running stitch along hem and tie some thread across the waist.
The children have played with them for most of the day.
They also enjoyed making some; drawing faces and choosing dress and hair colour.
I love getting my children involved in saying thank you for their gifts. My four year old is doing well with writing her thank you cards and I thought this was a really lovely way for my 1 year old to say thank you. She really loved doing them and liked the texture of the sponge and paint. It was very sweet to see how impressed her sisters were with the results.