i have to laugh at myself sometimes. i was that kid who couldn't just follow directions during project time at school. oh no. give me those three pronged beads and tell me to make a candy cane and wreath and i somehow end up with a bell and a christmas tree. you might say i march to the beat of my own crafty drummer. that's good, right? except taking the crafty drummer's scenic route tends to take twice as long.
for example, i found these adorable buggy valentines on pinterest and had every intention of making them. just like they are here. honest. but then i started thinking about these rolls of tulle i had at home and how cool would it be to make little butterfly nets but how exactly would i make those butterfly nets and then we spied the sea creatures and g really wanted them and kazam! inspiration hit. i think they turned out super cute. and working on valentines till 10:00 pm last night and oversleeping by an hour this morning was totally worth it. g went on and on about how popular his valentines were. i'm so proud.
6" wide tulle
fishes, candy, and sentiments
1. cut tulle to approximately 6" x 9"
2. fold down top (long) edge to about a half inch seam and stitch across
3. fold in half with seam at top and raw edges on outside. stitch along side and bottom
4. tie all loose threads in a knot near seam and in bottom corner then trim excess thread
5. turn inside out
6. use a crochet hook to run a length of cottom thread through top seam