Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Deer Head Applique Pillow

We have seen these deer head pillows everywhere, so I though while we are recovering from the flu, sitting around watching the CFL football semi finals, I thought I would try my hand at this project. I used micro suede and flannel scraps for this project, which makes it very cuddly as well. Yes "Multi tasker" is my middle name LOL
There are alot of patterns on the web for deer head printables, this is the one I chose. 

Copy your pattern to the wrong side of your applique fabric and iron down according to the instructions, then cut out the shape.

Remove the paper backing and position the pattern on your cover piece of fabric and iron down.

Select a narrow, close set, zig zag stitch and slowly work your way around the pattern. Remember always leave needle down when turning around a corner.  Pin and sew on the back panels, with a straight stitch and then zig zag for stability. Clip your corners, flip right side out and poke out your corner. Insert your pillow form. Sit back and listen to your guests ooohhh and ahhhhhh. :) Every pillow is different but these are some of the standard measurements for cutting your pattern pieces for the envelope pillow.

Pillow form 14 x 14
(1) 15×15
(1) 15×10
(1) 15×11
Pillow form 15×15
(1) 16×16
(1) 16×11
(1) 16×12
Pillow form 16×16
(1) 17×17
(1) 17×12
(1)17×13
Pillow form 18×18
(1) 19×19
(1) 19×13
(1) 19×14
12×18 pillow form
(1) 13×19
(1) 9×19
(1) 8×19
27 x 27 pillow
(1) 28 x 28
(1) 28 x 19
(1) 28 x 17

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Skull"Flake crocheted snowflake pattern

Well this is a combination Halloween/ Christmas project for our home. I came across this pattern
on raverly http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/erishkigal-skully-snowflake and because my husband loves anything with skulls on it, I decided to give it a try.
I would rate this as an intermediate pattern as it did get a little confusing in places, but defiantly worth a try. I am still trying to figure out what blocking method to use. On a few flakes I tried the Modge Podge and water method but it filled in the stiches to much, any suggestions?
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting ready for the Christmas season with these little crocheted Snowflakes

I love the look of decorated Christmas trees from the past. They are not your typical cookie cutter, commercial trees. They were all decorated from items that family or friends have made and these items were passed from generation to generation. One of these decorations that I remember being on some of those trees of yesteryear were crocheted lacy snowflakes. Here are a few that I have made for our tree and for sale.
These have been made from a variety of free patterns from the web but have all been modified in some way. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Customized Santa Bags

One thing I really try and keep alive is the "Magic of Christmas". I want my kids to believe in Santa for as long as they can and now that they are in school it is going to get a little harder every year. So this year I made up these quick Special Delivery bags from the North Pole. I know they are not perfect but Santa's elves are really busy with the millions of bags they have to make every year. They came together so quick.
I just worked up the image in my word processor printed it off on the burlap fabric, You can find a tutorial for printing on fabric here and then sewed it on to the pre-made Dollar store gift bag. These are going to be perfect for my little monsters. Hope you enjoy them too.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pottery Barn/ Bower Power Inspired Santa Painting

Christmas - My second favorite time of the year. Every year we try and add some homemade decorations and after perusing Pinterest I saw this awesome image of Santa and just fell in love with it. Pottery Barn did theirs in silver glitter and Bower Power did theirs in red glitter. Hmmm. 2 young children and a bowl full of glitter is just asking for problems so I did his image in the traditional red and white. I love how he turned out and a wonderful addition to our Christmas decor. He is quite large measuring 2ft * 2ft on a 2inch gallery stretched canvas. Hope you enjoy

Sunday, November 25, 2012

DIY wood snowflakes

A quick project to dress up an empty wall. These are aprox. 15 inches each and were done with 2 different sizes of craft sticks, my handy glue gun and a little paint. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mushroom Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Twine Balls

Inspired by some twine ornaments that I made up last week. 6 of these in 3 differant sizes for under $3 Gotta love that :)
So I thought I would carry that rustic whimsy tree theme we have going this year and make up some wee-folk inspired mushroom ornaments. These are so very simple to make.
What you need: styrofoam balls
twigs or dowels cut to 1.5 inch long
twine
beads - any color
small scrap of ribbon
glue gun
Step 1: Cut aprox 1/3 off the bottom of the ball
Step 2: Fold ribbon in 1/2 and insert into a small hole in the top for hanging, glue the twig into the bottom.
Step 3: Starting at the top, glue a starting point with your twine. and start wrapping glueing as you go. Keep wrapping all the way under the cap. Once you get to the bottom just cut, tuck and glue.
Step 4: Add your embellishments. I simply glued some med sized beads for a little color, But you could go in with some acrylic paint and also add color that way.
I found these cute ladybug thumbtacks and thought they just added that extra special touch.
Hope you enjoy this little tutorial.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bead and Feather Christmas Ornaments

With snow on the ground and the temps dipping it's beginning to look alot like Christmas. :) :) :) I thought it was a little too quiet for this time of year and I guess I was right. lol A last minute commission has come in and I have to design and paint up some custom made treasure chests for 3 little princesses. Just sent off the draft off for approval and hopefully I can begin final layout tomorrow. So until then I thought I would get some new additions for the tree whipped up while I still have all the stuff pulled out. These are made up of some simple supplies: wire, seed beads, pearls and a plucked feather boa.

Hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Beaded Christmas Ornaments




Part of my Handmade Holidays pledge.. 
They are all aprox 2.5 to 3 inch embellished with glass and acrylic beads and handwrapped wire
These colors can be customized for your tree
$2.50 each plus shipping
Hope you enjoy
Tammy

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Primitive Angel Doll

She is finally done and I am so pleased with the way she has turned out. :)
Measuring aprox 11in tall she features glass beaded eyes, burlap wings and a variety of lace and trims throughout.
Hope this helps to set the season. :)
Tammy
For purchase information please PM me.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An Old Fashion Country Christmas Dolls and Ornies

My to-do lists use to go about a week in advance - since I have went on the open market with my work I now have a 3 month in advance planner. :O And I am still running behind. LOL Company is coming in 3 days, Halloween in 2 and a Birthday party tomorrow I thought I would try and get some of my Christmas projects out of the way while I still had a chance. These are a few of my softies I have whipped up this week that are going to be part of our Holiday decor. Hope you enjoy.
First Prim doll
6 in tall Hand Embroidered

2 versions Saftey Pin and Bead Dolls 2-3 in tall

Santa Ornie - I love the way he turned out
11 inches tall Hand stiched

Quick Doll pin - My baby Girl Loves this and is now on her jacket :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Embellished Heart Ornie/ Bowl Filler to sew

‎5 * 5 inch stuffed Love Pillow with metal and handstiched decorations
$8.00 includes shipping

‎5 * 5 inch stuffed Love Pillow with metal and handstiched decorations
$8.00 includes shipping

Finally finished something before the season hits.. Now thats a first .. usually I am little behind the 8 ball.. LOL .. But here are a few of my latest Valentine decorations. These beautiful one of a kind love pillows feature a decorative cotton on one side and a plain white cotton on that back side. They are embellished with lace and metal frames with hand stiched letters embedded in them.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Embellished Whimsical Shoe Ornament to sew

6.5 * 5 inch stuffed shoe ornament or add a scent of lavender or cinnamon so it can be added to your lingerie drawer or closet.
$15.00 for set of 2 includes shipping
6 * 4 inch Blue Boot with hand sewn sequins - finished on both sides.
$13.00 for set of 2 includes shipping
Yes I admit it.. i have a serious problem with focus.. I get bored easily. LOL :) So when this happens I will teach myself something new.. This month it will be sewing.. I cant believe I am actually saying that despite my traumatising grade 9 home-ec sewing class experiences. :D But my wonderful husband bought me a sewing machine - 2 years ago now - hehehe and it has only seen the light of day during our wedding and halloween - so I thought I would dust it off and see what I could put together.
Hope you enjoy!