Ah, the days of strawberries, barbeques, camping trips, bonfires, and beach days are upon us!
Let's celebrate the lengthening days with a sweet, simple craft: Solstice Sun Pendants!
You will need:
*wool felt in "sun" colours
*embroidery floss in "sun" colours
*scissors and a needle
*beads and sequins (optional)
I traced a bottle camp to create the red centre, then cut out two larger yellow circles.
Stitch a spiral onto the red circle, and add a bead and/or sequin to the centre if you wish. These are for my little girls, and I know they'd love the sparkle and shine of embellishments.
Stitch the red circle to one yellow circle, then use a contrasting thread to stitch a zigzag (sun ray) pattern around the outer yellow circle. Again, add beads if desired.
Using the blanket stitch, sew the second yellow circle the to back of your creation for sturdiness.
This could be put on a string with bright beads to create a Solstice Necklace, or a safety pin could be added to the back to create a pin. You could make smaller versions to create earrings, or make several to create a mobile! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Join me tomorrow, where I will share another Solstice activity!