For August’s crafternoon we made pajaki paper chandeliers. You can find some interesting history on the pajaki here
, as well as links to instructions. I didn’t get photos of everyone’s creation, but it was so much fun to see how very different they all turned out! We used food color dyed coffee filters (these were so much fun to make ahead of time!), tissue paper, coffee stirrers, quilting thread, wire and paper.
We did white elephant as always, but this time there was just four of us with gifts so it went by very quickly!
I’ve been spending some of my down time in the evenings working on some embroidery. I have had the Aunt Martha Busy Bee iron-on patterns
for quite awhile, and it felt great to finally use them! I’ve had a little bit of an obsession with cute bugs & insects with little faces lately. Once I finished my favorite bees I felt like I needed to draw a little bug to join them. I tried the red iron on pencil first, and felt it didn’t really leave a great pattern on my fabric, so in the end I traced it with a washable embroidery pen instead. I hope to get stitching on her soon.
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