Thursday, November 1, 2012

Awww, A baby scrap monster....

A long time ago in a craft room, similar to this one, but in a different house, I made Bobo the Benevolent Scrap Monster. Well, I recently made another little baby scrap monster for one of my favorite craftsters, Belladune, of the SpinHeartSpin blog. We did a lovely trade :) 
 This little guy is a bit scruffier along the edges, I thought the scraps sticking out were reminiscent of whiskers.
 Basically, I keep (hoard) a big tub full of my fabric scraps, so I can use them for miscellaneous future projects. For this kind of effect, I make a really simple loom from a rectangle of cardboard, Basically you cut slits about 1/2 inch apart at the top and bottom pieces, then wind on some yarn or crochet thread to make vertical parallel lines. Then you start weaving stuff in, pushing it down to the bottom as you go. Maybe I should do a video on this technique. It's fun, and a good way to use up scraps.
Here's a picture of baby monster and brother-of-bobo. I hope everyone had a lovely Halloween! Next week, I'll do a post on the costume pieces I made :) Clue: sparklehorns.

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Everybody have an awesome weekend!

8 comments:

Laura said...

Aww! How cute is he?!

Leslie Andersen said...

Kira, I LOVE your scrap monsters! And yes, we need a video--I didn't quite follow your explanation, but I need to make some of these! They are too cute!

Samantha Read said...

Utterly adorable! I want one... no I need one! x

LimeRiot said...

How cute!! I love how bright and happy these little scrappy monsters are. I'm sure Bella will love her new friend.

smallgirl said...

This guy is so cute! You should totally post a video about this technique :)

belldoubleyou said...

Aww, it's adorable! Belladune is lucky, for sure!

Char said...

so so cute!

Rhonda said...

Would love a video!