So yesterday we were going to post you all a Sneaker Sunday tutorial on doing something very awesome with plain white sneakers but due to unexpected technical problems it will have to wait until next week. Sorry!
To make up for though it I’ve got a week of really cool posts coming up though and I’m planning to update my shop very soon with new deco items and make some other changes to the site to make it easier to find older tutorials etc 🙂
While Celeste was in Singapore recently she picked me up some goodies! One of the things was this little craft kit on how to make a little strawberry tart thingy.
Obviously I can’t take any credit for making this tutorial because I was just following their instructions. Full credit goes to the original company but as I took photos while I was making it I though you might find it interesting anyway ^_^ You can find most of the materials around the house and you can easily substitute anything you like.
It will end up like this:
What you need:
Start with the squishy pink inside. Get your thread and using a running stitch go around the outside of the circle a couple of mm from the edge. Don’t tie it off.
Pull the thread so it all crimps up.
Shove stuffing inside.
Add one of your cardboard pieces on top.
Pull tight as you can so it looks like this… Then tie it off and put it to the side.
Now let’s make the chocolate shell thingy. Get your two brown circles and thread.
Sew them in the same way as the pink part.
Put the other cardboard circle in the middle to act as a base.
Pull the thread tight so it comes up around the cardboard like this and tie it off.
Put the pink thingy inside. You can glue it if you want or stitch in place.
Now get your redish brown rectangle.
Roll it into a tube.
Using a dark brown thread you should tie it at one end and then spiral down to the other. Tie it off and hide the ends inside.
Stitch little white lines in the pattern shown below…
Fold the felt in half and then sew from the point to the top using a blanket stitch.
Flip it inside out.
Stuff that strawberry!
Running stitch around the top and pull it tight to close it off.
Cut out a little green leaf part and stitch it on top. I personally think the strawberry looks a little skinny and sickly so if I was to make it again I would probably go with 3/4 of a circle instead of 1/2 of one. Also I think I would use a different shape for the leaves so they sit down in a cuter way.
Stick it all together either with glue or thread and you’re finished.
This little yummy treat can be added to a different base depending on what you want it to be in the end. The pack included a magnet but I’m thinking I might want to put it on a hair accessory ^_^
Tomorrow I have a very special post (hopefully)… I’m only going to give you one clue though… I’m going to take you on a trip somewhere very special 😀