Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 - an overview

2014 was my second year of blogging at Vera Luna! What a fruitful year it was! Time for a recap. It was so much fun to look back at all the posts, and be remembered of all the items I made during this year. It was also good to realize that most of these clothes were well worn and loved by my kids.
Here's a selection, in random order...

Shades of blue
Clockwise, from top left: Whale patchZigzag tee; Frozen hat; Snowy trees


Clockwise, from top-left: Scandinavian styleSail Away; Simple stripes; Ahoy


A tiny bit of pink
Left and bottom: Denim details; top right: Luuk hat

Left: Tuxedo pants; Right: Owl sweater

Warm stuff
Top: Fall hoodie, bottom left: Winterland, bottom right: Aviatrix

Yes, it was a good year! Thanks for reading along. I wish you all the best for 2015!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tutorial - string ornaments

When collecting paper for the recycle bin, I found some nice red cardboard, I was reminded of this tutorial, and decided to make some string ornaments together with my kids.
A quick and easy project, but the result is really nice. 
We hung our ornaments in the tree, but you could also use them as gift tags or other decoration.
Here's a small tutorial:
1. Cut out small circles from thin cardboard. Cut eight or sixteen slits into the circles.

2. Take some yarn (or twine as I did) and tape it to the backside.

3. Thread the string forward through the slit at the top and bring it down to the slit at the bottom. Then, bring the yarn up and forward through the slit next to the top one, and backward through the slit next to the bottom one. Continue in the same way, until you have completed two rounds.

4. Once completed, weave the yarn underneath one of the strings, make a loop and knot it.

5. You're done!