their own new dresses. Katie also got a new circle skirt. Up until now she has only had her winter outfit including a winter coat, and everyone needs some comfortable summer clothes, don't they?!
The handle is wrapped with nylon rope; I think it is a slightly thicker version of paracord that I picked up at Princess Auto. After wrapping it (following this tutorial) I steamed it with the steam iron. I also pressed it but managed to melt it a little bit in a couple of places. Oops! To add the stone I drilled slightly into the wood to inset it a little bit. Then I attached the stone with epoxy. Because it is slightly inset I don't imagine it will get knocked out - it feels very secure.