As Remembrance Day passes here in Canada, I feel it's finally time to unlease the Christmas spirit on the blog. I'll admit- I've been crafting up a storm already, reading every festive magazine I can get my hands on and drinking as many Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks as I can!
My goal during the next 7 weeks is enjoy as many hours of Christmas fun as I can - whether it's decorating, baking, crafting or reading Christmas books. If I continue at the same rate as I have so far since Halloween two weeks agao, I am sure I will be able to share a new "make" with you each week right up until Christmas.
Are you ready for my first creation of the season??
Home Sweet Home
What seemed like a simple hoop project at first glance turned out to be a many-stepped project involving a lot of time and patience. But I enjoyed every minute of it!!
This was one of those projects that I couldn't wait to sit down and get working on every single night.
I traced the image "old-school" just as my mother taught a long time ago- white fabric on a black image, taped to the window. An extra sharp pencil works best too! Next came my floss choices - a little bit traditional and a little bit trendy!
The first stitches I attempted were a simple back-stitch. I had this done in no time.
Then things got a little more complicated. Next I had to perfect the lazy daisy stitch, apply and sew on some uncooperative felt letters then confidently create bunches of felt holly leaves.
After much ripping out and starting again, I was happy with the results:
See the little red berries on the "pine branches?" Those are glass seed beads sewn on one by one, too. (No detail was missed on this project, my friends!)
I love how this turned out. Now I need to find the perfect place to display it. I think I may make several Christmas hoops and hang them on the plain wall around our TV.
Hmm....Keep checking this space to see my final decision.....
What am I making now? Well, it involves felt, too, and the faces of 3 Christmas friends - Santa, Rudolph and Frosty. I should be done it tonight and I am already looking forward to showing it to you soon!
Have you started your Christmas crafting?
How about your decor?