A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Polish paper chandeliers ( Pajaki ) and ever since wanted to make one of them for our home.
What I used is:
Swedish Straw from here
Fine cotton string
A large embroidery hoop
Some nice ribbon to wrap around the hoop
Sturdy paper (scrapbook supplies)
A 1 inch hole puncher
and I used a long doll making needle to string it all together.
Here is just one link of many found on the internet, on how to make tissue paper flowers/pompoms.
All in all I could have finished the Pajaki in one day but I had quite a few interruptions so it took me a couple of days. The girls helped me make tissue flowers and they helped me punch our the 1inch paper disks.
It looks just amazing hanging in our house and I can see making more for friends as gifts!
Another project I have had in mind for months and finally managed to finish, was to have fabric printed with a picture I took from our goldfish, Goldilocks. Thanks to Spoonflower (yet again I LOVE Spoonflower) it was a snap.
And here is my little Goldilocks skirt that I have been wearing this Summer (which btw. finally seems to have arrive in late August). Funky, fun fabric, Goldilocks forever : )