Last week I was just sitting here minding my own business. Getting some work done. Painting some mason jar orders. Making a few pillows. Taking a break here and there to hop online. Check things out. Peruse Facebook. And Pinterest. And then it happened …
I happen upon a picture … this picture … and I’m consumed.
I need to make them. I need to figure out how to make them. So I start experimenting. Cutting up scraps of fabric this way and that way …
and I’m failing miserably.
So I grabbed some cardboard and some t-shirts and I get to work. Starting with making my form …
The outer edge measures approximately 5 inches in diameter.
The inner circle measures approximately 1” in diameter.
And I made two.
Next I cut strips of fabric – using t-shirts – about 3/4” wide.
I placed one strip on the form.
And then sandwiched it between the other form.
Then I started wrapping the strips around the form.
After I wrapped the strips around for three full times, I lightly tied off the strips sandwiched between the two forms.
And then I cut …
And then I tied those two strings as tight as I can …
Before I removed the forms.
After which I trimmed.
Before adding a stem.
I wonder what will catch my attention – and obsession – this week? It might be safer if I just stayed offline …