Thursday, 26 November 2020

Christmas cards and tree hangers

26th November 2020


Hello everyone, do hope you are all keeping well. My magazine project 'kick started' me into a few creative days  which I will now share with you....

....I used a red felt base and stitched on a variety of ribbons from my stash and discovered how easy it was to use the automatic stitches on my fairly new machine, had such fun playing and would highly recommend! 

This was using red and silver...



...enjoyed the procedure so much I made a gold and red!


Made card templates and made a selection of cards.






Again using felt and ribbons from my stash made these.









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I think I have mentioned Emma Wigginton before and this is another of her free projects on u-tube....

...layer fabric strips onto a calico base to form a landscape, first attempt, but was not happy!!


2nd attempt, ready for my embellisher...


...after embellisher and ready for machine/hand embroidery, I love the way the embellisher brings out the texture of the fabrics.


Will continue this project this week so watch this space!













Friday, 6 November 2020

Christmas Bunting and a visit to Kew

 6th November 2020


Just started another lockdown but feel much better about it this time!!

The community where I live have asked if I would write an article for the magazine on a Christmas Craft which spurred me to make something! Looked on Pinterest and found a tutorial for Christmas Tree bunting and this is my version...


...made a card template...


...traced around to make a paper template...


...sandwich of fabric, backing, wadding and front....


....pin to sandwich and machine around....





...cut out with pinking shears....



....attach to ribbon/tape with a button ....



...think I will put it up in our entrance hall, other shapes could be star, bell, robin or heart or even a mixture!!

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Last week I took my daughter and granddaughter to Kew for the Gruffalo Trail, the colours were magnificent and my photos don't do them justice as it was a grey day but here is a flavour.....














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Also made 2 Christmas cakes ...


.....these will be 'fed' weekly with brandy!!

Stay safe x