I love the new craze of Fairy Doors, we even found one on a tree during our summer break in Sherwood forest. Although Matilda is a little young for the idea of Fairies,I thought it would look great in her room. Fairy doors are not too pricey to buy, however I fancied a go at making one so it would be unique for her.
My dad made me up the frame from some of our old wood flooring and I then set to work with cake cutters and FIMO to make the decorations.
The lock and key came from an old 21st Birthday card and the Butterfly “knocker” was a bead from a broken bracket, all sourced from my craft-box. Items like these are all available from hobby shops and EBay.
Gluing it together took some time and then it was varnished with some detailing added with markers.
I will next be making one to go on the tree outside, using some bark sourced from the time we spent in Sherwood Forest!
This week I won a competition with my French knitted Butterflies, I’m especially pleased as it was a voting competition and normally only the “cheats” wins. Instead this time my friends kindly all hit the like button for me and I won!
I first started making these with a Children’s craft kit that Jamie brought me before Maternity leave from a company called M4. I can no longer knit or crotchet properly however these are so easy to make once you have mastered French knitting.
Knitting spools are very cheap to buy, or you can even make your own!. The butterflies are made with about 4cm of French Knitting for the body and another 2 X 10cm for the wings. Loop the 10cm length into a “B” shape and sew to the body, add another piece of wool for the antennae and done! Use different colours or add colours as you knit to make more colourful creations.
I suggest, a string of Butterflies to make some cute butting or add onto sticks to place with flowers in a vase.