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
Pillow form 15×15
Pillow form 16×16
Pillow form 18×18
12×18 pillow form
27 x 27 pillow
(1) 28 x 28
(1) 28 x 19
(1) 28 x 17
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?
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.
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