Month: August 2012

Craft Lake City Radio Piece

craft lake city 2012

I am super excited that Craft Lake City is finally here.  Tomorrow, you can find Josh and I down at the Gallivan from noon until 10 pm, selling our handmade items.  In preparation for this event, I recently did a radio piece with the lovely Alana Burman from KUER.  You can click on the link below to listen.

BH_Craft Lake City

Also, I’ve been working with leather for the past few months and I’ll be showcasing these items for the first time tomorrow.  Bright and geometric clutches, ipad cases, wallets, and computer cases, will be for sale along side all my other sewn goods.  Here is a sneak peak…

angela flicker leather clutch patchwork geometric zipper

angela flicker leather clutch patchwork geometric

angela flicker leather clutch patchwork geometric zipper

angela flicker leather clutch patchwork geometric angela flicker leather clutch patchwork geometric

We hope to see you tomorrow!

– Angela & Joshua Flicker

How to Cut a Chain of Paper Dolls

how to cut a chain of paper dolls You may remember cutting a chain of paper dolls from your childhood, but may not remember the exact procedure. These directions will help stir your memory and get you crafting.

A few months back, I wrote about “Crafts for Kids with Scrap Fabric”.  These paper dolls are a great extension or variation to that project.

And before I get to the tutorial part of this post, I wanted to make an announcement.  At Craft Lake City this Saturday, I will be hosting a craft booth where kids can make these paper doll chains.  Come on by!

craft lake city 2012

DIY Paper Doll Chain

Things You’ll Need:

• Construction paper or card-stock (old file folders also work great)

• Pen or pencil

• Scissors and glue

• Doll Template

• Craft supplies such as scrap fabric, markers, crayons, yarn, etc.

Instructions:

1. Fold paper into an accordion with equal parts. (Note: 9×12 construction paper gets folded in half, 12×18 construction paper gets folded in thirds, old file folders get folded in fourths, etc)

2. Take the accordion folded paper, and using the doll template, draw a doll shape on to the top panel of the paper. Make sure to touch side to side with arms/hands and additional points if desired, such as the skirt and/or feet.

doll template

chain paper doll tutorial

3. Cut along the drawn outline, making sure not to cut into the linking arms/hands.

4. Open the chain of paper dolls and color or decorate the dolls with scrap fabric, yarn, crayons, markers, etc.

5. Consider drawing non-traditional forms, such as animals or aliens, for additional creativity.

DIY Paper Doll Chain tutorial

Happy crafting!

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