June 22, 2011
I finally made my pinwheels! I'll admit, these were a little frustrating for me at first because, 1. I didn't have a wire cutter, 2. The dowels had a tendency to split whenever I'd use a push pin to create a hole, and 3. I couldn't figure out how to get them to spin! I eventually had to refine my methods and acquire all of the necessary tools, after which the task became quite addicting. All I can say about making homemade pinwheels is that it takes plenty of patience, practice and experimentation.
I've made approximately 50 of these pinwheels so far. I still plan to add some embellishments, but I think they have a lot of potential.
I also made some crocheted flower hairclips for me and my bridal party this week. I glued the hairclips to the bottom with a hot glue gun, and added my favorite wooden buttons to the top.
I think they're kinda perfect.