Tim Holtz recently posted an image of an owl he asked Tammy Tutterow to make after seeing a number of images on pinterest. [If you haven't seen it I encourage you to follow either of the previous links, it's worth it!!] Elements of it reminded me of some I've seen elsewhere but it took me a few days to remember it was Ann Wood's owls that I'd seen images of.
Whilst visiting her blog I discovered that she had a free template for a boat. Ann's boats are amazing (all her work is to be honest!); her latest one is made from "edwardian gowns and petticoats", how fabulous is that!! [I also remembered this was where Sue found the template for her wonderful teacups!]
So I got making!! This is a Mediterranean inspired boat apparently, and Ann's instructions are really easy to follow. You can find them here.
I was lazy and used washi tape rather than paper mache for the first layer of my boat as I already had it out to tape the cardboard together. I then coated it decopatch glue (similar to mod podge) after a second layer of washi tape inside. For the outside of the boat I stamped Journey Collage onto tissue paper then layered it on the boat with the decopatch glue.
I stamped Life onto some tissue paper and attached it to a button before layering it with a crocheted cotton flower I made a couple of years back (they live in a jar for such a circumstance as this!!)
Stitching the sail was a lot of fun. I used scraps of fabric and some hand stitching to add interest.
This boat is a gift for my sister and is currently hanging in the window awaiting her visit. I think I may need to make another one for me though!!