This is a space to post my adventures as I get in touch with my Crafty Side. To see the final results of my endeavors, check out www.LoLoCraft.etsy.com.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Big Red Ornaments!
Hrm. I'm not entirely thrilled with that picture up there, but...when has that ever stopped me?
I found a great tutorial over at Zakka Life for these little (?? 6" diameter) felt Christmas ornaments, and I knew it was destiny. A few months ago, I scored about a yard and a half of red felt on Freecycle. The ribbon was from a rummage sale a few weeks ago. (One of my major Thrifting Fails. A used spool of 1/4" black ribbon for $2. Original price? $.99. DOH! Oh well, it was for a good cause, and we also purchased $100 worth of books for about $5, so I guess I can justify that one little dollar...) Total cost per ornament? About $.15. Not bad!
These come together really fast, and make a great Couch Project. (You know the ones...the projects that fit in your lap and don't require you to move from the couch!) If you have some felt laying about, I highly recommend this little project!
I've made up five of these guys now. In the absence of a Christmas Tree, they are currently lazing about on my light fixtures. Heh. Festive.
I'm Aunt LoLo, mama to Ming Wai, Siu Jeun and Ying Ying. Wife to Lo Gung. The LoLo Life is all about living life my way: proud Mormon, fierce Mama, aspiring Writer. Part of our journey is striving to blend two beautiful cultures (American and Chinese) and help our children be comfortable on either continent, in either language. We do this through food, language, and festival celebrations. Welcome!