I’m super excited to be participating in Make Believe week, but I don’t think I am nearly as excited as Mack is about his new toys. Mack has capes, and a wand, tons of hats, a green Mohawk wig and a clown nose… but he has been begging me for a sword (or a new lightsaber. We are definitely doing those in the future.)
My original dreams were a little more grand than what you see here. 🙂
I drafted a pattern and sewed up a little sword to match the shield… but it didn’t exactly turn out like I wanted. The sword would fold in half when Mack played with it. He didn’t seem to care too much, but I knew I could do better.
Sorry for the bad cell phone pictures.
Then it hit me, I could make a sword from cardboard! It really was a cinch! Draw sword shape, draw hilt shape, cut out, cut slit into hilt shape and slide onto sword. The cardboard sword made a great toy. Lasted just a few days, but it was so much fun! And when he wants another, we just have to find a box.
I have a free pattern for you to make a Pellinore Sheild of your own. It’s pretty simple, however, I am working on a tutorial for it.
For the shield I used quilter’s cotton, heavy duty interfacing and some fusible bonding web to help with putting it together.
And now: Picture Overload. Because he’s just so cute!
I hope you enjoyed my post today! I just love Chelsea’s blog series, and I know there are a ton of fun things to come.
And my favorite outtake: