I've been wanting to make one of these cloaks for a long time now, and finally did it. I complicated things a little by lining it, but the basic tutorial (by indietutes) is super easy. I meant this for Maia's dress up box, but she's been wearing it everywhere. She's climbing a tree at May Faire with her friend Stella in the photo above.
Here's a photo with the hood up. I used a thrifted skirt for the green fabric and lined it with a pink and white floral print.
Also, unrelated, I've been thinking of more child-friendly fun ideas for the garden that I'd like to do:
- Make some concrete stepping stones and decorate them with Maia using leaves, flowers, pebbles, etc.
- Build a garden weaving structure to do all kinds of large, outdoor weaving on throughout the year using rope, yarn, sticks, flowers, grasses, etc. Use this as inspiration. Also, thanks to Elizabeth and her comment on my teepee post for the idea.
- Make garden wish flags.
- Put up more birdhouses.
- Plant a sensory garden in containers. Have pots of moss, grass, hens & chicks (and what else?) on a table.
- Make a beaded wind chime. I saw a great tutorial for one a while back but can't seem to find it at the moment.