Today’s Meet and Make is Helen Bird. Helen is the creator of Curly Birds, a blog devoted to crafts for children and the art of play. The blog and small line of children’s play accessories are aptly named for her sweet, curly-haired twin girls.
Helen comes from a long line of creative and crafty people who have inspired her to make instead of buy. She is a planner whose children’s crafts are inspired by nature and the seasonal flow.
Most of all, Helen enjoys making things for her girls to infuse their lives with a little more love.
Ready to meet Helen?
Top 10 Fun Facts About Helen:
1. I LOVE felt – the feel, the color and it’s texture.
2. I need coffee- and lots of it.
3. I’m addicted to craft books.
4. My identical twin girls have been sewing (and rock climbing) since they were 2.
5. I’ve never had a cavity, speeding ticket, or bee sting.
6. I have so very many teacup crafts floating in my head that I haven’t been able to make any yet.
7. I crocheted so much in college that I experienced Carpal Tunnel.
8. Fresh flowers make me happy.
9. Did I mention that I love felt?
10. I just received my husband’s Grandmother’s button collection – in a pretty bag her Mother made. I will keep these buttons forever.
Here’s Helen’s Project:
How to Turn a Vintage Suitcase into a Kids’ Dress Up Trunk
- Vintage Suitcase
- White Plastic Contact Liner
- Glue and brush
1. Find a design that inspires you. I found this one in the Land of Nod catalog.
2. Draw or trace your pattern out of paper, pin it onto the felt and cut out your design. Glue pieces together.
3. Cut contact paper to size, peel the backing and carefully stick to the top of the case.
4. Glue the designs onto the case.
5. Admire your work!
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