In a couple of weeks time there’s a flower show in one of the nearby towns, they have a handicraft section and they’re always keen for people to enter. I decided to enter a few things again.
One of the classes is ‘A Decorated Wooden Spoon’, now these are not particularly something I would rush out to make, but in a mad moment I decided to enter! This afternoon it was a bit hot outside so I settled into my sewing room and started thinking about the spoon. Having found a large spare one in a kitchen drawer I decided to decorate it with sewing paraphernalia!
First I made a flower from a zip, there was a course on these a couple of years ago at Tea & Tents which I missed but the ones I saw intrigued me. I watched a video on Youtube and found a long, electric blue zip which I really couldn’t see me using. In fact I’ve no idea why I bought it in the first place, it’s quite a chunky one!
It was actually fairly quick and simple to make the flower, especially when I found my hot glue gun to stick the top and the outer petals together.
So my flower would be the centre of my spoon decoration, I then started rummaging through my haberdashery drawers for buttons, ribbon, cotton reels, hooks and eyes, a tape measure that had been sellotaped back together at least once, metal spools my machine doesn’t like… I wired all the little bits onto some gold wire I found in my bead box and then started trying to arrange them.
This proved to be the tricky part. First I tried having all the bits below the flower, that didn’t look right, I tried a diagonal arrangement, that didn’t work either.It was also very fiddly trying to hold the various wires together. In the end I decided to try a small arrangement above with more bits below. I made a small ‘pick’ for the top, glued it in place with the glue gun before trimming the wires. I could then glue the tape measure and make a second pick for below the flower. Having glued these onto the spoon I could simply plonk the flower in the centre, covering all the wires.
One decorated spoon! It’s not perfectly arranged, but for a bit of fun to hang in my sewing room, I rather like it!