Monday, November 14, 2011

ribbon hoops...


I was recently sorting through my craft supplies when I came across several bamboo hoops/handles that I had stashed away from the days that I used to sew handbags. My almost-four-year-old daughter's favourite thing to do is dress up and dance, so I thought I could use them to make some simple dancing streamers - safer than the ribbon sticks you often see in the shops and much easier to hold.

I let my little girl pick out some pretty coloured ribbons and then I stitched them onto the bamboo ring using one continuous running stitch. So easy! If sewing is not your thing you could even tie each ribbon on with a double knot which would be just as effective. The dancing ribbons have provided hours of amusement and encouraged her to make the most of the beautiful sunny morning we have here in Melbourne. Hope your day is just as colourful...

3 comments:

Something Gorgeous said...

It reminds of when my children were babies and they were far more happier playing in the tupperware and saucepan cupboard than with their expensive toys. This post is precious. x

Millie said...

'I was recently sorting through my craft supplies....' as MOTH prepares to do his annual Chrissie Gift Wrapping post, I sincerely hope his words are the same as yours Joy!
Millie xx

Rachel Callaghan said...

Gorgeous idea for the wee ballerinas out there! So simple... Rx