|the finished barn ornament!|
the other aspect i liked about the fabric houses was the the ability to individualise them ... we could make them however we wanted! this was particularly appealing because we currently live in a barn shaped house and i thought it would be neat if we could recreate that look on a christmas decoration!
|the templates i made for making the houses|
|ben studiously working away!|
|the starting of a little barn ...|
|ben's finished ornament ... he was so so|
|polly's finished ornament ... she thought sewing each|
day for the summer holidays would be a great idea!
outcome: mental note, don't complicate an already perfectly beautiful craft. the peeps AND i found it really tough to sew around the round "barn" roof. individualisation is overrated! we should have stuck with the triangle roof, mastered that and then moved on to barn shaped ornaments. so while i struggled with the imperfection of my ornament, my peeps thought they had made gems. they were so PROUD of their creations, i had to take a step back and realise just how awesome they are. here they are learning to sew and loving it! while today's pinterest creation was the fabric house ornaments, in reality today's pinterest creation was teaching two enthusiastic little peeps the joy of making something with your own two hands ... and that my friends was priceless :)
my sincere thanks to astrid from red red completely red for this fabulous idea. i feel in love with her site, this week she made pen holder as a male christmas present (very cool idea), so of course i now follow all her creations!