Hello to you. I'd like to share my latest lantern. It was made by layering pieces of tissue paper onto muslin with a diluted glue mixture. This is the same technique I used to make a photo album cover in an earlier post. After the piece dried, I cut it into four pieces then sewed them together. I added some squiggly black stitches around some of the shapes. I trimmed the edges in faux leopard leather then added some bead trim for a little sparkle. The circular shape is maintained by a wire circle I made with 18 gauge wire covered in white floral tape.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.