Fall is finally here and the weather here in the Greater Cincinnati region has cooled down quite a bit and that is welcome relief from the stifling heat we had this summer.
Yes it's true, fall, also known as the Autumnal Equinox, officially starts today at 10:49 EDT. Also at this time of the year, we usually see a Harvest Moon. That is the 1st full moon after the Autumnal Equinox and this year it occurs next Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29 and 30.Click here for more interesting information. Along with fall, comes with the lore of witches flying on their brooms and the like.
Speaking of brooms, I hope that you had some time to participate in the blog hop Thursday and Friday. It was a fun hop and there were terrific ideas from all the Sparkle N Sprinkle designers. I received so many comments and I want to thank you all for those kind words. It seems that a lot of you liked that little broom I made and added to my 2nd card. So I decided to give you all a quick pictorial tutorial.
The broom was the embellishment I made for this card.
Here is the easy way to make this broom.
Start out with a wooden skewer and black CS strip 1.5"X 7" and not pictured I used 1/4 tearific tape from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Next draw a line 1/2" from the top of the black strip
Using small detail scissors, cut fringe from bottom of strip up to the pencil line.
Fringe cut the whole strip.
Next add a tape band to skewer about 1" from tip. I went around 2-3 times to make the tape band.
Next I added tape in the area above the fringe cut.
Next, lay the tape band on the skewer, onto the edge of the taped area of the fringe strip.
Start to roll the skewer over the fringe strip. As you roll the skewer you will be making the broom larger.
Roll, til the strip is all rolled into the skewer. Now you have a broom!!!
Easy peasy!! and it takes no time at all!!
Have a great day, see you soon