We love making things with Fimo, we’ve been using the stuff since we were 6 – making clay foods for our dolls house. In fact Amelie still has the burger and chips (which is SO bad) that I made when I was little in her dolls house now. That stuff never breaks! So when Creativity Magazine asked us to come up with 3 fimo jewellery makes – a unicorn brooch, a leaf pendant and a jewellery holder, well obviously we were going to say yay!
As you may have seen from my last post, Amelie had a unicorn birthday party at the weekend, so I had an urgent requirement for a unicorn cake. I did some research online and in books and I couldn’t find a single tutorial that wasn’t either scarily impossible or just… scary (seriously – google unicorn cake – there are some shockers!). So I went in blind and winged it, and I was very happy with the result.
Who doesn’t love unicorns! They’re Amelie’s favourite ‘Animal’ (which lead to a very disappointed trip to London Zoo a while back). So when she turned 4 this week, we threw her a big unicorn themed bash in our garden. She told me the night before that she’d changed her mind and now wanted an owl theme. So… yep. Great. I invited lots of her little friends and thankfully the sun shined bright the whole day, so it was all good. It would have been a disaster if we’d all been crammed in the house!
A couple of weeks ago I posted part one of this pillow tutorial – the unicorn applique. So here’s how to turn that little applique into a pillow. If you sew, you probably already know how to add a zip to a seam, but if you aren’t sure, this is so easy (and I only recently discovered it. I’d been doing it the long loooong way for years). Here’s how to make a pillow in just half an hour. You won’t want to buy one ever again!
I have a child who is obsessed with Unicorns. We went to London Zoo a few months ago and on the way there, we were asking her what Animals she most wanted to see. “ummmmm…. unicorns & whales!”, she said. I had to really work hard to persuade her that kangaroos as WAY more exciting than whales. She cried when I said unicorns aren’t real, and I felt so bad.
I went to my meet my friend Alice last week and, knowing that she is a big fan of meringue, I thought I would have a go at making her some mini rainbows to brighten up the grey wet that surrounds us right now. The fact that I forgot to take them with me was a bit annoying! I’m now left munching my way through these little gems.