Wig making class

I took a wig making class a couple of weeks ago with a friend. I had never made a wig before, so I had no idea what to expect. We had to start making a sort of swim cap first using foam. After we had finished the swim cap we could start adding some height to our wigs by using empty toilet rolls which we could decorate with all sorts of materials. Feather boas, fabric, Christmas decorations, flowers and much more. I had no idea what I was doing, but I decided to use purple sisal, fake orchids and some Christmas decorations. This is the end result:

Purple wig

Purple wig

While I was working on the wig, I got an image in my head of one of my favourite music videos, Fighter by Christina Aguilera. In the video she wears a big white wig with moths on it. I decided to use that as inspiration.

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I had a really fun night and I was very pleased that I did not burn myself with the glue gun. Making the wig was really relaxing and I am definitely going to try to make another wig.

Crazy quilt

This is a crazy quilt that I’ve made a few months ago. After making a square out of scraps of fabric, I started decorating it. Which is my favourite part. I dyed the centre with acrylic paint and embellished it with french knots and a heart, which is actually a christmas ornament. I’ve stamped, used found objects and small items that I had stored in a plastic container for later use. Such as little paper bows, paper buttons and crocheted flowers.

Bag made out of paper

After reading an article about Michaela Laurie in Cloth Paper Scissord, I decided to give stitching paper a go. I cut a lot of 1 cm squares and glued them onto a sheet of watercolour paper. After that, I stitched the squares onto the paper using a decorative stitch (this was the first time that I used a sewing machine). I decorated my bag with buttons and ribbon.