Friday, November 30, 2012

More Monthly Makes for November...

Since today is the last day in November I thought I'd squeak in a few more Monthly Makes. I made a couple more Christmas tree ornaments.

My version of a Blue Jay...


 and, a Chickadee...sorta...

After struggling to make patterns for the felt birds I've made so far, I then discovered Downeast Thunder Farms.

Ah well....I enjoyed the challenge but sometimes it's nice when someone does the work for you:)

I borrowed the idea for a Christmas Dove from Downeast Thunder Farm. I changed the pattern a bit by making the back wing a separate piece. Susan has a ton of bird patterns and all of them are so simple to make:)




Gingermelon Dolls has posted a free Santa pattern on her blog that is adorable....I'm definitely going to make some. 

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I have a few more felt decorations in the works which I will share next time.

Take care:)




Thursday, November 22, 2012

This and that.......


Some sad news...for anyone who follows Soggibottom you will know that about six weeks ago the river near her 16th cottage overflowed it's banks and flooded her house. Well it's happened again....:( Please send her some positive thoughts as this has been a very devastating experience for them all including her adorable dog Freya and the ever stoic Frankie the cat.

Wendy over at WendyCarole's Stuff actually made a runner using the video I posted "10 Minute Table Runner". She said it was very easy to make and it looks lovely....I must make one too.

Famfa over at Jam to Maple Syrup is celebrating the one year anniversary of her move from England to Canada. She has a lovely blog where she posts about her family, their daily happenings and the changes they have experienced in their new life here in Canada.

More sad news....anyone who follows Judy's Fabrications will know that she has decided that she will be closing down her blog at the end of December. Hopefully she will change her mind because she is such a crafty lady and I think an inspiration to all of us crafty slackers. She amazes me at how much creative work she does in a week.

And, last but not least....Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends. We are celebrating it too as my great grandmother was American:)

I know pretty weak......any excuse to have turkey....LOL

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Take care:)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday.....

I decided to make some Christmas ornaments that are kid friendly. My granddaughter will be 2 1/2 years old this Christmas and is at that stage when she has to touch and look at everything. Last year all the Christmas trees in the family had bare branches at the bottom.......the decorations were placed up high and away from little hands.

the little imp:)

This year I'm putting decorations at the bottom that she can touch.

I found this really adorable decoration on Pinterest from a blog called....Flamingo Toes ....a mug of cocoa with two little marshmellows floating on top......you will find the pattern and the tutorial to make it at that site.


She's very interested in watching birds at a feeder she made at playschool so I thought an English Robin would be very cute too.....I love when I get cards from Britain with those cute robins on them.

I'm not much of an artist so I looked for a simple picture that I could use as a template and I found one at rspb.org.
I did learn a few lessons making this.......the tail was too skinny so I had to reenforce it with a tiny bit of armature wire.
I glued the wing on upside down but she won't know.....sshhh:)

 Then I made a little red winter coat .....



Of course I had to make some elf's shoes from a pattern designed by Jenny at Allsorts. This is an old pattern that I've made before but this time I printed them at a much smaller size......1/4 of the original pattern size.
I still have a ton of felt so I think it'll keep me busy for a wee while. I found a few more free felt ornament patterns on the internet and once I've made some I'll post some pictures.

I have also completed my mystery project and you can read about it over here.....

I'm joining up today with The Needle & Thread Network..

Take care:)