Astar's Craft: Embellish kite evening bag for all Nannies
Embellish kite evening bag for all Nannies
Now this is a great idea and to be honest I've been trying to make time for ages to make one of these for myself.
I have a number of Maori themed and inspired outfits and each outfit needs a bag to match
PS: this could be a great project for the grandchild to make for their aunties and nannies.
Things to match
From Spotlight you will find 'evening sized' clutch hand bags in natural sea-grass matting or
Sea-grass matting bag in a size to suit...
+ feathers to trim
+ paua chips
+ Maori inspired trims etc
Hot glue gun and sticks
Needle and strong cotton thread
Unroll feathers and place with feathers pointing down, either across one side of bag or all around top portion of bag.
Pin, and then add a cm or so at each end before cutting.
Either glue or hand stitch down into place.
NOTE:- hand stitching is best as it is more secure long term.
Glue or hand stitch the trim down on top of exposed ends of feathers.
Further embellish with paua or green stone chips in a pattern to suit&
PS: Nanny might even like a few glued rhinestones
Placemats for Kai
Next time the Whanau come for Kai impress them all with these placemats
Things to gather
From Spotlight you can purchase 'Kaiserwood' wooden placemat bases
You will also need spray fix adhesive or super strong glue and a paint brush
Maori inspired printed cotton fabric cut to a size slightly smaller than placemat base - say a good 1cm smaller around all edges
Can spray vanish or sealer
With fabric cut to size, fray off all edges.
Use either spray adhesive or glue to stick down on top of placemat.
Smooth out any wrinkles that may appear.
When dry, mist with several light coats of spray sealer
Individual cutlery pouches
These look really lovely with the above placemats
Things to gather
1/2 meter of natural fiber sacking or scrim - available from Spotlight
Needle and thread in matching colour of base fabric
Shell or wooden button
Cut long rectangles of sacking fabric - wide enough to fit knife, fork and spoon, and long enough so that when a pocket with a self folding top if form, you have sufficient to fold top down to enclose cutlery - with say 1cm surplus to fray around both sides and top flap.
Stitch down both sides of pocket 1 cm in.
Fold over the top flaps and stitch or glue a button onto the fronts.
Fray to form fringing down both sides and top
(Broadcast 26 July 2012)