thanks to the pink bunny tingtung from aidan, aina has learnt and is now interested in sewing. so, we all decided that the Christmas Tree Project for this year is sewing a small felt decoration.
all we need is just different color felt, embroidery threads, and pretty ribbons for hanging. and we have most of those in our craft stash anyway.
i started with sketching some easy peasy designs so that aina can sew them.
aina wanted to start with the xmas tree design. so, we cut the felt to shape. i sew the ribbon on to the tree first and showing aina how to do it.
and as soon as she’s confident enough in sewing, she took it away… it turns out that sewing seems to come naturally for her. of course the stitches aren’t even and quite all over the place, but she didn’t poke herself at all! that was a surprise.
after all the sewing, we put the stuffing into the tree to make it a little chubbier.
then, it comes the fun part… glueing the colorful dots onto the tree! we cut all different colors of felt and aina got to glue them.
and, VIOLA! the felt tree is done!
we then continue making the rest of the faces. i did all the felt cutting. aina did most of the stitches and glueing. i did rudolph’s antlers because it was too small and delicate. aina added a girl elf, which wasn’t in the design, so we ended up with 5 things to hang this christmas :
more photos in the DIY felt christmas tree decoration album.