22 November 2010

Peonies & Roses: A Christmas Stocking

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Every year my church holds a raffle as a fund raiser and every year I make a one-of-a-kind Christmas stocking and donate it. I enjoy making them and it is challenging to come up with new designs every year.

Most of the time when I am designing something I let the fabric guide me. This year I couldn't decide between 3 different fabric collections, I wanted to make them all. So in addition to the stocking I made for the church, I am making 2 more to put in my Etsy shop.

The stocking pictured here is made from the Aviary Collection by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. I actually used a honey bun to make the cuff. I chose the rose and ivory tone strips to make it. I made a scalloped edge and added some decorative topstitching in pale pink and added faux pearls.

The main part of the stocking, both front & back, is made using ivory bird eggs, a wonderful fabric so reminiscent of the Victorian period, I think. I used a pre-quilted ivory fabric for the lining.

I made a floral spray with a large peony as the focal point, a smaller peony bud, and some pink roses here & there. There's a pink & ivory satin ribbon bow with a faux pearl center as an accent.

Look for this stocking and more at my Etsy shop. I hope to see you there.

04 November 2010

Quilted Christmas Ball Ornaments

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I have just listed this newest of my tutorials, the Quilted Christmas Ball Ornament. I first made this a couple months ago as a gift for my Mom, you can read about that here.

Recently my daughter and I sat down and made some more of these and created this tutorial to list in my Etsy shop.

These are limited only by your imagination. They require only scrap fabric and trims plus a few other things.

Here is the one I made for my Mom:

This next one, Mr & Mrs Frosty, was created by my daughter.

Here is my Jingle Bells ornament:

Here is my shabby cottage chic ornament:

and here is my red plum ornament:

Thanks for looking!

03 November 2010

Tracey's Treasures

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Recently one of my lovely customers, Tracey Lipman, wrote to me to show me what she's been up to in her Etsy shop, Tracey's Treasures. She had purchased my Single or Double Layer Fabric Flower and adapted it a little and added it to all sorts of wonderful handmade goodies she has in her shop.

I just love these Stroller Bag Caddies. They attach over the handle of your stroller and will hold all the essentials and keep them close at hand. There's compartments and pockets and they even have a key fob. And check out the beautiful fabrics she's used.

This one is a beautiful lilac and green.

And this one is pink striped with green. I love it!

With the big shopping season coming up, these are a must have to keep organized and not lose things. I recommend getting one!

Tracey also has these sweet little wall dolls.

This little one is named Violet. She is about 10" tall and is adorable. She has a hanging loop on the back to hang on the wall and will put a smile on your face when you walk into the room. You just can't resist her!

Check out Tracey's Treasures for handmade polymer clay and Paverpol Judaica, art jewelry, tutorials and home decor items. And right now because of her "Miracles of Hanukkah Sale",  if you spend $10 or more Tracey will refund 10% to your PayPal account. This offer is limited so please visit her shop.

And if you'd like to make flowers like the ones used here please check out all my beautiful flower tutorials here. And while you're there why not visit my shop and see my other goodies and drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you.

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