Sunday, December 12, 2010

ONE MORE ORNAMENT AND PILLOW

The last part of this order was for a teen boy. My friend requested a Bengal Tiger Ornament. This was a challenge....I started with their logo and built on it. It was like doing a paper snowflake when I cut the black felt. Stitching it took a steady hand. But I am well pleased with it.
The pillow was to be for the University of Alabama. I put it on a hounds tooth fabric in honor of "Bear Bryant". He usually wore a hat made from this fabric. It seemed like Roll Tide belonged on the other side......





Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Finished Ornaments

These go to the kids I made the pillows for. On the back is their name and 2010. Again I had no pattern but used coloring pages and do my own thing.

The hand beading on this just makes it beautiful on the tree.

I mad the lizard with pipe cleaner inside and so you can pose him on a branch......


Or hang him by his tail........

You may notice the heart on my tree......my precious husband made that for me when we were first married. I simply love it!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MAKE A WREATH

http://domesticali.typepad.com/domesticali/2008/11/origami-wreath-tutorial.html
Sheet music wreath for the tree. I love this idea!

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/12/10/how-to-make-a-candy-wreath/
Candy Wreath....I love this blog!

http://theredthreadblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/paper-christmas-wreath-tutorial.html
Paper Leaf Wreath

http://www.domestifluff.com/2009/11/how-to-make-a-ruffly-felt-rosette-wreath/
Fluffy Wreath.....made from many felt circles.

http://craftapalooza.typepad.com/crafted/2009/11/its-a-button-wreath-tutorial-but-you-didnt-really-need-me.html
Button wreaths

http://hazelruthes.blogspot.com/2009/11/christmas-ornament-wreath-tutorial.html
Ornament Wreath

http://hazelruthes.blogspot.com/2009/11/christmas-ornament-wreath-tutorial.html
Christmas Music Wreath..... you have to see this.

http://missfancypants.typepad.com/little_miss_fancy_pants/2009/09/fancy-this-christmas-wreath.html
Love this idea!

http://stonegable.blogspot.com/2010/01/winter-wreath-tutorial.html
Natural winter wreath

http://www.craftelf.com/Crochet_Wreath_Pin.htm
Make a wreath to wear if you crochet.

http://momsloveofcrochet.com/xmaswreath.html
Large crochet wreath.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5176650_make-wreath-fabric-scraps.html
Fabric scrap wreath

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4392353_make-dog-bone-christmas-wreath.html
Dog Bone Wreath....no picture but simple.

http://www.a-home-for-wild-birds.com/make-a-bird-seed-wreath.html
Bird seed Wreath....fun for kids.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pinecone-wreath
Pinecone Wreath

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5878406/inexpensive_homemade_teachers_gift.html?cat=24
Crayon Wreath

Shark Pillow


This is the shark pillow.....I used a coloring page for the idea and adjusted it and added the 3-D parts. The tail and fins are lightly filled and it added a lot. Now on to the ornaments.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

NEW FINISHED PROJECTS

I have an order from a friend to make pillows for his 2 nephews and one niece. They visited him in Florida this summer and each theme is what they chose to remember their visit.

The one wanted a lizard and I decided to make his a pocket pillow. The dragonfly is on a snap and so the lizard can "eat" it. The lizard can be tucked into the log to go to bed with him. I decided to make the lizard colorful.
This is the lizard out completely.

The niece wanted a fish. We agreed it could be a girl fish. The tail and fins are filled lightly with batting. I added the bubbles which are crystal. I used a coloring sheet for the basis of this pillow.
I am working on the one with a shark and will post it as soon as it is completed. Than on to the Christmas ornaments in the same themes. These are fun!





Saturday, November 27, 2010

Advent Calendar Tutorials

I love Advent Calendars and thought I would put together the links I have marked.

http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/11/advent-calendar.html
I made this one for a gift several years ago.....It is felt pockets.

http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com/node/78
Mini Pinata Advent Calendar....I love this one! Kids could help with this one.

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=863
This is using quilt pockets.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/advent_calendar/
This is one crom metal tins and cardstock.

http://www.purlbee.com/felt-advent-calend/
Felt and embroidery make this idea attractive.

http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/felt-advent-calendar.html
Felt Christmas Tree and ornament idea.

http://classyandsophisticated.blogspot.com/2008/11/christmas-matchbox-advent.html
Match book Advent.....

http://bumblebird.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/12/countdown-to-christmas.html
Felt House Tutorial

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/11/26/little-birdie-advent-calendar/
Little Birds you add to branches.....so cute!

http://web.archive.org/web/20061107105053/http://www.imagitek.com/xmas/crafts/advmural.html
Advent Mural

http://seren-zipitydoda.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer-fun-2009-edition.html
Jean Pocket one.

http://craftastica.blogspot.com/2008/11/recycle-bin-advent-calendar.html
Re-cycle one...this is so cute!

http://sunshinescreations.vintagethreads.com/2007/11/part-1-how-to-make-yoyo-advent-calender.html
Yo-Yo One and I am working on this for next Year....

http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2008/11/countdown-calendar.html
Cardboard Tubes

http://mayamade.blogspot.com/
Paper Houses

http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-advent.html
Simple Candy Kiss hanging on ribbon.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/origami_advent_calendars.htm
Several Origami Advent Calendars

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some fun new Links

http://www.craftynest.com/2009/10/tank-top-totes-six-pockets-or-gathered/
These are really neat tank top totes.

http://northerngirlboutique.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-gift-giving.html
Simple casserole carriers

http://www.scrapbook-crazy.com/purse-paper-bag-album-instructions.html
Purse Paper Bag Album

http://craftystaci.com/2010/11/08/fabric-cornucopia/
Fabric Cornucopia

http://www.sillyeaglebooks.com/2010/11/handmade-turkey-hairbow.html
Turkey hair bow

http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2010/05/guest-blogger-tutorial-allison-of-cluck.html
A beautiful pillow to make.

Oh My

I have been absent but I have been busy! We have made a move to Georgia to be closer to our dear friends and family.

These are my "Wee Folk". I love making them and have found them to be something I want to make more and more. I just finished making 5 "Harvest Folk" for my new neighbor lady.

I wanted to try felting a wool sweater to make his pants and jacket. I simply washed a 100% wool sweater in hot water 2 times and than was able to cut them out and they did not fray. That was fun! They come from the book by Salley Mavor. If you do not have this book I suggest you get one.....Follow her blog....you will be so inspired!
http://weefolkstudio.com/

I love working with felt and in Virginia I was selling them at a market at a friends home. The eye glass cases sold faster than I could make them. This pattern was loved. The pattern came from the web site:
http://weefolkart.com/
This is a great site!


Virginia had beautiful farms and so the tourists loved anything that reminded them of this. The mountains actually take on a purple hue at times and so I had fun with that. The color here is not
quite correct.

Another thing that sold well was a tea cozy. Again this one was much like the farms in the back roads.......I made many of these and will post some soon. I had no pattern and made these as I went. I find it is fun to use felt in this manner.





Saturday, February 20, 2010

How about a Purse for needles?

I have a template for a greeting card of this purse. I guess it has been several months this idea was in my head for a needle book. It took our big snow storm to help me get the thoughts from my head to my hands!

I did double felt for the purse and needle pad....but did my embroidery work before I put the together. I think I may do another one and add a beaded handle.

I used wool thread for the embroidery.



Sunday, February 7, 2010

I am Back

I sure have taken a long time off. Life sure has changed and it seems there is way too much to do. But I still do stitch!

I have been playing with felt and finally took the time to learn to do "Wee Folk" too. That has been something I kept longing to do and when the "Swine Flu" hit me I finally did it.
The ideas come from this book:
"Felt Wee Folks...Enchanting Projects by Salley Mavor
http://weefolkart.com/content/tea-wallet-little-birdie-0


This first photo is the inside of a needlebook. I did find this on line as something else but decided to do this so I could use it. Now I cannot find the pattern.


She was fun to make and I just made her mine. Attached is a small pin cushion
..
This is a teabag Wallet and the idea comes from here:
I did the Bird one too and they make great gifts!
This is a small needle book. I decided to use some fun buttons I had on hand like the bee, lady bug and center of the flower.



This is also a pattern I found on the net but I decided to do the middle in beads. If I find the pattern I will post it.



This is another pin cushion I did with some left over felt flowers from a tea cozy project. I made this one bigger and really do like it.



These are the first two "Wee Folk" I made and used them in the Christmas tree.They are a lot of work but so much fun to do.

I love this family! I used a wool sweater I washed and than cut for his coat and pants. That was fun to try.

This is a tea cozy I finished and it is ready to be a gift..... The second one is one that was a Christmas gift for a very dear friend of mine.