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I was shopping yesterday and saw these great Christmas trees in Anthropologie (my favorite store). How easy would these be to make? Mum and I are looking to make the felt one, perhaps a grouping in different sizes. Wouldnt’ they look great once I take my fall harvest decorations down from the top of the Expedit?
The felt one is a Styrofoam cone layered with felt circles. The felt is held on with pearl head pins. Genius!
Miss you and see you in a couple weeks!
Ben wants an Advent Calendar, so obviously I’m setting out to make one, not buy one. I’ve come across this Embroidered Felt Advent Calendar from the purl bee, which I LOVE! I’m not sure the purl bee has ever posted a project that I haven’t wanted to make immediately.
For our Advent Calendar, I decided to change up the colors a little to go with our decor (I use the word decor lightly, mind you). I’ve taken out the pink felt and added a lighter blue felt instead. Check back soon for a completed Advent Calendar, ready in time to use this year!
I have finally settled on what I’m making everyone for Christmas this year. You won’t be seeing much until after Christmas; I don’t want to ruin the surprise! (Maybe for once we won’t tell each other what we’re giving each other for Christmas.)
This delightful package arrived for me today from Loop. It contains the materials for a knit gift that will make your heart melt, it’s so cute!
This is the Hoot Hat from Spud & Chloe. I’m making this for my youngest nephew. I got enough of the Carbon Grey Outer to make my older nephew a hat, too.
For my two nieces, I’m making a Pick Up Sticks game with a little fabric pouch to store it in, and a Memory game from wooden tiles and pretty fabric.Both of those ideas are from Chez Beeper Bebe. I shouldn’t have written all this here because I may change my mind, but these are my ideas as of now.
As for you, little missy, I have something very special planned. You’ll have to wait, but Christmas is only a couple months away! I’m looking forward to the third year of Handmade Holidays in November over at Sew, Mama, Sew! because I always find inspiration there. Check out their archives, they are full of crafty goodness.
Love you lots,
“But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:4
Fall is definitely here. I’ve been on a soup making rampage for about a week, much to Ben’s chagrin. He insulted me today by saying adding sausage to my soup would ruin the sausage. Needless to say, we had a vegetable soup for lunch. Tonight is pork loin with blueberry chutney and roasted acorn squash. Yup, Fall is here!
I’m editing our sidebar to include Fall Projects because I’ve moved on, how about you? Something about Fall makes me feel very crafty and ambitious, which is kind of sad because I have such limited free time when the school year begins. I have recovered the chair in our living room, but only the seat. The back of the chair is waiting patiently, fabric tacked in place. I’ll get some proper photos up as soon as the whole thing is done.
Moo seems to like the new fabric!
Speaking of patience, I have a new project! I was inspired by some photos of rooms with embroidery hoops framing pretty fabrics. Purl Patchwork (of Purl Soho fame) has a Liberty of London display using this method. They call them Swatch Portraits! I saw another photo of some embroidery hoops that were framing half pretty fabric print/half muslin with an embroidered word. This is the direction I’m going. I’m going to gather 9 embroidery hoops of varying sizes (up to 9″) and embroider a different Fruit of the Spirit in each.
Here’s my lame attempt at showing you my idea:
What do you think? I only have one hoop so far and it measures 9″. I think I’ll start with Patience in a light blue and green lozenge print from Heather Bailey scraps.
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