Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Yarn Angels: The Tutorial

This tutorial is currently under construction. Expect delays. Finish Date is set for December 15th 2008.

These Angels are quite easy to make. We used the following materials and tools:

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Making Lambs for Gift Giving

As I was researching Christmas ideas on the Internet, I came across these darling Lambs.
(Fuzzy Yarn Wrapped Sheep) I thought they were so cute and they really were very easy. I used the instructions from the above website as a guide, but made my own version using different materials and wrapping ideas.

I decided to make some little lambs for Christmas.

Materials I used:

black foam sheet shaped lambs
white glue
cotton balls
white yarn, with texture

First, cut out your lamb shape from the foam sheet.

Second, pull and puff a cotton ball to cover one side of the lamb. Put a little glue around the edges you are covering in white and lightly press the cotton ball in place. Do the same for the other side.

Here I have put a drop of glue on each side of the lamb and puffed out another cotton ball right in the middle of the body. See the photo below for the 'sandwich' view.

This is the sandwich view. The very top is one cotton ball and then the layer on the foam form, then the next thin layer and the final body cotton ball.

Now you wrap the lamb with your yarn being careful to cover all the black you want to cover. Make it as thick and soft as you desire. Then tuck the yarn end under the wrapping. Using a small crochet hook or even a quilting needle is handy for this part.

Here is the completed lamb. They are very quick to make. I will be putting a bow on my lamb. It will also become a fridge magnet, or a tree ornament, a box topper (instead of a bow) or something else. I will have to decided when I'm ready to use him.

I will also write a poem to go with it. But that is for later.

Making Angels

Angel decided she wanted to give angels as Christmas presents for some of her friends and relatives. So we searched and searched for some easy kid friendly angels. We found several fun ones and settled on the handkerchief angel dolls. Then we made a version of a yarn angel and we both really love it.

So below you will find what we made.

Here is the first Angel Hanky Doll we made. It was fun. I do need to use my sewing machine so it will be a while before we make any more. The first picture is a front view, the second the back and the third is a close up of the front. Of course I now see that one wing is bent and the dress in the front appears to have a crease, but none the less, I think she is still cute.


Here are the Yarn Angel Dolls. They are about 7 inches tall.