Under the Willow

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Witch Wreath Part 3: finally finished

After I went to the craft store and bought a much smaller wreath I began to place where I wanted the witch to be and started adding leaves and flowers.  I attached to the witch, filled in any blank spots, and this is the final wreath!
It is not what I had envisioned, not really grand enough.  I worry that the witch’s legs need to be more dimensional, but this will do for now.  Overall it is cute and I am pretty happy with the finished project.  Hmm… Maybe one day I’ll make a more elaborate witch and a larger wreath.  You’ll just have to wait and see.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Witch Wreath Part 2: decorating the wreath

I took a grapevine wreath and started adding leaves to it to create a full base.
I also placed a pre-made bow and started to figure out where I wanted the parts of the witch to be.
I kept adding leaves and flowers to fill the wreath in.  This is when I realized the wreath was too big or my witch was too small.  Opps!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Witch Wreath Part 1: making the witch

First I started with the witch’s hat.  I took a piece of felt and found something round to trace and make the brim of the hat.

*Update: To see my second attempt click here and here.

Next I took another piece of felt and shaped it into a cone for the top of the hat.

It took a little time but I cut a hole in the circle piece so that the cone would fit through it and form the hat.  I glued this all together.  I also glued the top of the hat down a bit to bend it.

Then I cut out some legs.  One I got them they way I wanted I traced them onto the glitter fabric so that the witch could have gold glitter shoes.  I glued the shoes onto the legs.

At the craft store I had found some wreath picks that I thought would make a good witch’s broom.  I took two and twisted the ends together.  Then I wrapped the handle of the broom with ribbon and glued it to stay.

For the witch’s skirt I took some pre-cut fabric squares, held the square at the corner and bunched it together.  I glued these pieces to a scrap piece of felt.  I then took some black tulle, cut it into squares and did the same thing.  Eventually I also added gold tulle. 

I made a few additional accessories for the hat, and then the witch was done.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bun Bed

I saw a picture of this dog bed on Pinterest and decided to try and make my own.  So I bought some fabric, some zippers, and some pillows. 
First cut your fabric into squares. My pillows are 14”x28”. I made my fabric squares about 29”x29”. I placed the squares of fabric right sides together, then I pinned the right and left. Sew the right side then the left, leaving the top and bottom open. 
Next I pinned the zippers into the seams I just made and sewed them to the fabric using my zipper foot. Next rip out the seam on the right side of the fabric to expose your finished zippers. 
With right sides together sew up the top and bottom of the square. With the zippers unzipped turn the square inside out so right side of fabric is showing. Lay the square flat and sew down center of square to create the two pockets, this will make it look like a bun when you insert the pillows.
Insert pillows, zip up, and enjoy!
Roxie loves it!!