Friday, May 20, 2011

Kites for the Nursery!

Baby Project Day!

Thanks to my very sweet sister I got a nice long craft time today!  While Serenity was off having a play day with her cousins, I finally made the kites and pinwheels for the new baby’s decorations!  I probably won’t install them until the room is 100% done, but at least I know now which room it will be!  Makes it so much easier to feel like working on things when I can finally visualize how it will work!

Here are the kites I made!  I used fast2fuse, which is a two sided interfacing that is thick enough to have a little weight.  That way it won’t flop too much up there, and I won’t have to make poles or anything like that to give it structure.  Basically I just sewed up 6.5 by 11.5 rectangles to 6.5 inch squares, and then ironed it onto the fast2fuse.  (It took forever to iron because I had to use a press cloth, both because my iron is a little sticky from an unfortunate felt ironing incident, and because I was using minkee.  After that, I cut the fabric to fit the kite shape (16 inches tall, 11 inches wide, 5.5 inches from the top to the center of the diamond.) 

Then I used twine and scraps of fleece and fabric for the tail!  I love it and I’m so excited to hang it!  Hopefully with some nice vinyl letters…  oh yes did I mention I ordered a SILHOUETTE!?!  Sooo excited!


  1. Yippee!! Very cool project and congratulations on getting the silhouette!

  2. I love this! Very clever use of fabric scraps. :-) Too bad about the iron - bet you don't make that mistake twice. lol