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!