Thanks for visiting my blog.

Het zou leuk zijn wanneer je een berichtje achterlaat. :-)
I would appreciate a little message. :-)

Hierbij wil ik Petra bedanken want dankzij haar geweldige site,, ben ik met de bouw van mijn poppenhuis begonnen.

Thanks to Petra. Without her nice site,, I would never been started with my doll house.

Ik probeer de dingen die ik maak zo goed mogelijk te omschrijven maar er kunnen soms typefoutjes in de tekst staan dus controleer van te voren even of het allemaal klopt.

The thing I create I put on my blog. Although I try to make no mistakes it's possible that something went wrong so please check before you make a copy.

donderdag 13 november 2014

How to make an umbrella.

I'm back again. Yesterday we had the first birthday of our dog. At the moment he takes his restmoment during the afternoon and in the evening.

So time to make little things again. My husband is making the walls and the ceiling from cardboard to put in every room.

This time I made an umbrella. It's a workshop you can find at

I show you how I made my umbrella.

You need an eyepin or  jewelry pin with a length of 8 cm. I used jewelry glue to glue the beads at the handle of the umbrella.

Draw a circle of 8 or 9 cm. I used a teaglass to draw the circle with a pencil on the fabric.

Now you have to cut the circle.

Fold the circle twice. So you get a fourth part of the circle.

Cut the top. So you can put the jewelry pin through the centre.

I put double sided tissue tape around the jewelry pin to assemble the fabric at the pin. Leaving 4 cm. free off tape for the handle and 1,5 cm. for the top off the umbrella.

Put the jewelry pin in the middle.

Cut away some of the fabric.  This is necessary because you get to much fabric when you fold the umbrella.

Put a little bookbinding glue at the end.

Now you start folding the fabric. From right to left at the front.

From left to right at the rear.

Repeat this.

Put sewing thread around. Tie  knot. Cut off the ends of the thread and put a little glue on it.

Cut the bottom neatly.

Wrinkle lace. Glue it on thhe end of the fabric.

To finish the umbrella you glue two beads on the end.

Finishing touch is a loop from satin band. Secure it with a little glue.

It was fun making this little thing.