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.