Join Crafty Corner and make miniatures
YOU WILL NEED:
◆ Small round tin or other container
◆ Small glass jar/bottle
◆ Polymer clay of varying colours
◆ Fabric scraps
◆ White straws or paper lollypop sticks
◆ Medium-sized bead
◆ Crochet cotton 40
◆ Two quilters’ pins
◆ Scraps of clothing pattern paper
◆ Print-outs of pattern packet, cross-stitch pattern, and Singer sewing machine poster
◆ Craft glue & glue stick
◆ Pin & scissors
◆ Baking tray
Jar of buttons
◆ Polymer clay in different colours — very small amount
◆ Roll tiny balls of clay and place on the baking tray.
◆ Squash each ball until almost flat. Prick two small holes in the centre. Bake as directed on clay package. When cool, fill small glass jar.
Rolls of fabric
◆ Cut straws or paper lollypop sticks into four inch sections.
◆ Cut 3 ½ inch strips of fabric for each stick or straw.
◆ Run a line of craft glue along one of the sticks and adhere one 3 ½ inch side to it, pressing firmly to make it stick.
◆ Roll the fabric around the stick, then place a few dots of glue to keep the fabric in place and the end of the roll. Sewing patterns
◆ Cut out each sewing pattern envelope and fold the sides to be glued, but don’t put any glue on yet.
◆ Glue the envelope closed and tease the sewing pattern paper until you achieve the desired look.
◆ You may want to have some sealed envelopes, in which case glue all sides and the envelope closed.
Ball of yarn
◆ Thread the crochet cotton through the bead and tie tightly. Keep these attached to the ball of cotton.
◆ Smear glue over the entirety of the bead and wind the crochet cotton around, sticking it firmly to the bead.
◆ Continue until the bead is completely covered and looks like a ball of wool.
◆ Leave to set for 5-10 minutes, then, while the glue is still a little wet, stick the two quilters pins in the ball to look like knitting needles.
Begin by gluing a few pieces of fabric overlapping on the front of the tin, or add to the effect by sewing a tiny quilt. Print out poster and glue bottom edge in tin, then glue in rolls of fabric. Arrange jar of buttons and ball of wool and glue in. Crease and arrange sewing pattern envelopes and cross-stitch pattern.