There are still another 2 or 3 stages to go so we may need to drop "summer"!!
After a little holiday in Weymouth, the excitement of a new baby in the family and a party or two, we did stage 2. For this we started with a cotton vest which Sophie rubbed Ivory Powertex into, OK i did give her a little help!
We also worked Powertex into a length of cotton t-shirt fabric. Once it was well covered, we eased the vest over the body and then draped the fabric around the hip to make a short skirt. (There will be another layer in stage 3.)
We then started the first of the decoration or embellished layer. For this we needed purple Powertex. Sophie suggested mixing blue and red Powertex together, but it wasn't quite dark enough so we also added a tiny bit of black.
We coated some strips of lace and a leather belt which we draped onto Teleporter's hips (recycling is so much fun with Powertex!). We also worked some yellow Powertex for a second decorative strip of lace.
Next we wanted to add the green shoulder pieces and buttons. If you can remember from Sophie's plan, Teleporter has two buttons, one of which has a secret power.
We mixed some ivory and green Powertex and worked this into some woven cotton dishcloth fabric. We also coated two slices of wood to be the base of the buttons. There were some great embellishments on the belt which Sophie painted with yellow Powertex too.
That all took 2-hours and so we stopped there ready to have more fun with the final layer of embellishments next time.
I'm so impressed by Sophie's concentration, I forget she is only 7-years old sometimes! The fun and laughter we have is fantastic and that includes seeing who gets the most stray Powertex on our arms, I think there was a splodge or two that she managed to get on my face too!!!
Have fun creating with Powertex and we will be back with the next stage soon!