Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Gingerbread Lady Tags / Ornaments

I made a few of these to attach to gifts in place of Christmas tags. I thought they could double as an extra tree ornament gift. The photos taken are of the two gingerbread ladies I made, one red and one green. I also made a few gingerbread men tags/ornaments in the same colours however I didn't get a chance to photograph those before they were given away.

For the pattern I used gingerbread cookie cutters. It was ridiculously easy to make these, I found some festive fabric, blanket stitch with yarn, stuffed and added a hoop for hanging. They turned out really cute, its just too bad my photography skill are lacking so you can't see just how cute they are. Sorry about that but I was in a hurry... next time I will try harder to get a better picture for you.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Poinsettia Hair Clip & Holly Hairpin

I wanted to make something a bit different, something christmassy and fun and this is what I came up with. This poinsettia hair clip is something festive I am thinking of wearing Christmas day. It is quite a sizeable hairpiece that will look great with my hair pinned up.

I found the design for this doing a google search and made it using iron beads hot glued to a hair clip. There are a number a different types of iron beads you can use including perler, hama and pyssla. The beads are laid out in designs of your choice and ironed together. Its quite a relaxing craft and the results are very satisfying.

Alternatively if I decide on a more subtle look I may instead wear this holly hairpin. Its made in the same way as the poinsettia hair clip and the design was again found doing a google search. Both look super sweet so I guess I'll see which one I feel like wearing on the day.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Hanging Mobile

This is another experiment with printing onto fabric. The pattern is actually for a Paper Hanging Mobile, however I thought they would look great as fabric figures and I just love the way these little woodland figures turned out.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to make these figures into the mobile they were intended for or to keep them individual so I added the loops to give me the option of both. I also thought they would make cute ornaments for the Christmas tree.

This is yet another Fantastic Toys pattern by Timothy Haugen. Although this exact pattern seems to be no longer available there is a similar Hanging Mobile pattern available as part of the Gnome Toys Freebies, a set of five paper toys, available HERE FREE.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Tree

With the first of December comes the tradition of getting out the holiday decorations and putting up the Christmas Tree. But in a hot Australian summer, Christmas and its decorations are not always so traditional. But I wanted to make something simple, sweet and christmassy and this is what I came up with.

This was made with a simple tree design and hand-sewn together with a festively patterned print fabric. I didn't have any ric rac trim ribbon but I wanted to create the look of it, so I sewed on standard silk ribbon in a way to mimic ric rac which turned out not too badly. To finish I sewed on coloured beads for the baubles.