On February 18th, I had a fun evening with the First Mummies Club in Hemel Hempstead. Lisa organised a fun evening with guest speaker Helen Burridge presenting 'Kids Costumes-The Homespun Living Way'. Helen is an extremely talented and inspirational mother whom runs the business Homespun Living in St. Albans.
Helen gave has some very inspiration advice on how to make quick and easy costumes for the upcoming school fancy dress days, book day, and nativity plays that our little ones will be soon taking part in the next couple years in school. My favorite advice was when making capes (superheros, butterfly, or princess) to not put elastic around the neck but to make arm loops instead on each side. She had an amazing suggestion that you could use an old embroider tablecloth as butterfly wings. Cut into a butterwing shape, hem and then add elastic arm and wrist loops.
The activity for the evening was to create felt masks for our "little one". Read Blog on February 19th, 2013 to find out what animal I chose to make for Emma.
Helen is about to go on maternity leave but she has several very interest courses starting in May - June 2014. Booking workshops now.