Here's a little tutorial on how to make some sweet little flower children!
Last night we had a snowstorm...when I went outside this morning I was knee deep in snow...so you can well imagine that spring crafts are my only reassurance that the beauty and promise of spring is near.
some unfinished peg dolls
embroidery floss and needle
wool felt, (in colour of your choice)
paint and brush
I never paint faces on my peg dolls...this is a first for me!
The lovely Mrs Bloom of We Bloom Here, (who incidentally is celebrating her one year blogiversary), assured me that I CAN paint faces on my peg people! She is also hosting a peg doll swap...although sign ups are closed, you can go and visit her for some peg doll inspiration. These little flower children are my contribution. So...to start I painted some hair, eyes and a simple mouth.
Next cut some "tubes" to fit around them...I blanket stitch around the bottom edge, and then blanket stich them on in the back seam to hold them in place.
Please don't feel limited by my colour choices...you could do a rainbow of these little flower children!
Next, cut a little "collar" and glue it on.
Then add some petal caps. I used this daisy template, and added a yellow center, (again use your blanket stitch...it looks neater)! Do a gathering stitch on the underside of the petal and pull tight, until it resembles a hat. Using glue I attached them to the peg people!
Now...of course little flower children are still sleeping in my part of the world...so they needed a little bed to slumber in. Simply cut out 2 leaf shapes...I cut one of the 2 into 1/2 the size of the first. Add some "veins" with embroidery floss...
Then attach it all together. I did a blanket stitch all around, to make it look nice and neat.
And here they are enjoying a little flower children slumber party!
"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
in the spirit of Spring!