Last week I heard about a 'Country Crafts Competition'
The competition is being run by
If you send off for a free sample of one of these
fantastic fabrics from them -
and make something crafty with it & blog about it,
you'll be in with a chance of winning £1000!
So, without further delay, I sent off for a free sample -
I really loved the Bird Parade Teal, but knew I needed
something with a small print for what I had in mind, so
opted forthe Calluna Amethyst.
The very next day this arrived from Hillarys.
I wanted to make some paper dolls and clothe them
in the fabric - hence needing a small print.
This is briefly how I made the dolls.
From card, cut out the body parts -
and make a head from a mould using air dry clay.
Colour the parts with paint and markers.
I went on to make the facial features with
water colour pencils and chalk blusher.
Attach the arms and legs to the body
using small brads.
Now the best bit - using the fabulous fabric
to make some dresses for the 2 dolls -
who I called 'The Hillary sisters'!
The older sister is dressed in a full length
sleeveless evening gown, accessorised with a
gold coloured belt and shawl made from sari ribbon.
Her younger sister is wearing a shorter dress
(just above the knee)
flared at the skirt and sleeves.
Her accessories are matching faux leather
belt and short boots.
(The faux leather technique is described in
my previous blog post here.)
For the clothes I simply cut out the shapes
freehand from the fabric and stuck onto to
the card body parts with a white glue.
In this photo you can see the weave of
the fabulous fabric.
Oh, the hair, I should mention their hair!
I just happened to have a ball of fibres/wool
in the exact colours of the fabric.
I do think a trip to the hairdressers is needed though!
Thanks for looking at my entry.
If you want to take part yourself, you only have until
Monday 17th March 2014 when requests for fabric will close
- you then need to create your blog post by March 31st
and email it to Hillarys.
Good luck :)
UPDATE: Winner's entry may be viewed here
To see all the entries, look on Pintrest