Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dancing Doily Dollies and Paper Patchwork People



I've been getting  crafty again... 
I'm always looking for something fun and creative to do with my children, I designed this doily garland with my eldest daughter Jess, We chopped and sewed and hung them up high for all to admire... We are planning on doing some more similar to this for all the girls bedrooms, maybe sew on some dresses or paint them some pretty colours....

Then it was time for the little ones to play...
PATCHWORK PEOPLE
This was completely 100% inspired by Duck Egg Blue over at Humble Habit, thanks heaps DEB for the Hours and Hours and Hours of Creativity and Fun shared in our house last week...
The children (apart from my son, who turns 13 this week, no further explanation needed!) all did their own life size portrait.  





We're still not quite finished with these portraits yet, plenty of pasting still to do but I have hung them in the living room anyway.  It brightens up my days...


( I helped little Miss Mads with this one....) It was so much fun. . .Don't know what to do with the face, maybe some buttons, or paint??? Happy for any Ideas. . .


And then there were little patchwork people too . . .

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Go to : Kootoyoo  for more Creativity

21 comments:

  1. That looks like great fun...something to keep as well...........the full size portraits are wonderful...we have painted them, but never stuck the fabric on...thats a great idea.!

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  2. Those lifesize portraits, cut out and stuck to the wall so their feet touch the ground, maybe a little over lapped. Look good and the kids have fun measuring themselves against them.

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  3. Hi Suzanne, it was so much fun to do with the girls, and a great way to use up scraps of fabric, I even cut up so old dresses that they didn't wear anymore... Definitely recommend it on a rainy day!

    Hazel, I will cut them out and keep on the wall however because they are made of Paper I fear that they would not last to long within reach of my 17 month old!!! I could try to contact them so they do last little longer...They would be nice to keep.

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  4. the silhouettes are one awesome idea!

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  5. You are such a good mum and it looks like lots of fun had by all. I can remember my son having one of the life size cutouts that he decorated. Except his was done when he was a childcare - not by me! His was heavy poster paper I think, and we had it up on his wall for - well years. I think he only took it down when he was about 13! It was good because he used to stand next to it to see how much he had grown.

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  6. Such great creative things to do with the kids - and they look wonderful!

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  7. Gorgeous garland! Thank-you for sharing it in your comment on my blog. I adore the patchwork people too....what a great idea! Will have to keep that in the ideas bank! Happy creative Thursday x

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  8. What great fun and great memories

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  9. Wow now you have 6 beautiful kids, what a great project. Paint and buttons or good old dried pasta to give the faces a 3D effect.

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  10. So sweet. This takes me back to when my two were small. I still have the life size pictures that me made in the same way as yours. Tracing shadows on paving outside using chalk is fun too.

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  11. Thank you all for your lovely comments, We really did have a great time making our people.

    Wendy, I should have used cardboard instead of paper,probably might last a little longer.

    Dried Pasta could work Fiona, Thanks for the idea. I actually have coloured dried pasta necklaces the girls made at playgroup that I thought they could hang around their necks as well...

    Hi Cath, Thanks for visiting, I hope I can preserve these somehow for a keepsake too.

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  12. cute ... I remember making cool stuff like that with my Mum ... she was and still is very crafty

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  13. How great are those patchwork people, the fabric makes them so colourful. They looked like they were having a great time doing them. Nowadays so many parents just sit the kids in front of the TV. Great work Karen!

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  14. Thanks Karen, My children would craft all day if they could, a pot of glue, a piece of paper and a basket of collectables and there as happy as a pig in Mud! It is them that push me to do it most of the time...it is such a wonderful way to spend time with them, and it keeps them from picking the green or I should say unripe veges from the garden when they get bored!!! :)

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  15. REread, thats sweet, I hope my children remember these special days as they grow up...Thanks for stopping by..

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  16. Gorgeous!!!! I have been meaning to make patchwork people forever!

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  17. I am so happy to see that your kids enjoyed that project, WOW it looked like hours of fun and what wonderful work they did. Glad to have shared and seen the result, you made my day, thank you.

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  18. Hey there Mrs moo, you really must do these people, lots of glueing involved, I know your two would love it!

    No, Thank YOU... I Couldn't have done it without YOU..DEBlue. :)

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  19. I love this idea! And even more I love beautiful Mummies who do such wonderful creative stuff with their kids! So precious these memories will become.

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  20. Thanks Tanya, and welcome to Gooseberry Jam.

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