Sunday, August 24, 2014

Just Batty

Measure width and height of stitched piece.  Add how much linen you want to show on all four sides...isn't math the pits!  I added 1/8th inch to all sides.  Cut two pieces of chipboard and cover one side of each with low loft batting.

One piece is covered with the stitching....other with Halloween fabric.


Add twisted cord hanger and sew the two pieces together...catch fabric not chipboard.

The ribbon I used came from the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby.  You will need pins and beads to secure the loops.


Play with your ribbon to see how far apart your pins need to be...each ribbon is a little different.  Mine were about 3/4inch with 1/4 inch between each loop.  


I started at the center bottom and worked my way around. Tie ends off...clip ends at an angle and secure with a pin.  How easy and cute.

Lizzie*Kates new patterns are super cute....do you have a favorite?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jack O Lantern

Our Jack is a cute little stuffed pillow ornament. 

Interface the back of your stitched piece and trim 3/4 inch on all four sides


Cut a piece of cute Halloween fabric for the side piece. Ours was 2.5 inches wide but any size will do. Cut it larger than you want and audition sizes until you find the "just right" one for you.


Trim your seam...or not.  We used rick rck.  The orange was a bit too bright so it had to go in a coffee bah.  Hobby Lobby has a neat new burlap rick rack that is worth a look.


Cut a piece of the Halloween fabric for the backing. Sew ornament together leaving an opening for turning right sides out.



Turn, stuff, slip stitch close and ENJOY!!!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

October 31st


Another super easy pillow.  

Iron the back of your stitching and interface using fusible interfacing.  Trim leaving 3/4 inch of linen on all four sides.  Cut a piece of interfaced cotton fabric for the back.

  Sew with right sides together using 3/8 inch seams.  Leave 2.5 inches open to turn pillow.

Trim corners and turn right side out.

Stuff and slip stitch close the opening.  

Trim pillow beginning at upper left corner.  Attach cording with glue or by hand. Once you return to top right use corn to form hanger. Knot and sew end to upper left corner.

Easy peasie!
Mona

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Haunted!!!


Haunted is another quick and easy finishing option.

Cut two pieces of chipboard.  Stitching board is 1/4 inch larger than actual design.  Backing board is 1/2 inch larger than the front.

Cover one with low loft quilt batting and center stitching on top.  Other piece gets no fluff and is covered with backing fabric.



Cover the backside of the larger piece with felted wool or felt.  Use pinking shears or a decorative rotary blade to cut the edges.



Use jute to form hanger and secure it to the back of stitched covered form.  Use glue/tape to keep it secure.



Center and glue stitching to back piece.  Use a book to apply pressure...do not "globby" glue or will stitch to the book!!!   Attach jute bow at bottom.  


Enjoy!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Where is she??!

have been traveling!!!  My plans were to have several post ready and send them during my fabulous trip. Didn't happen.

We saw so much history....my favorite and beautiful country sides. Top much to actually absorb in a few weeks.  I will leave you with a couple of pictures and plans to meet you here early next week.






Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ghosties and Ghulies

First in the 12 part series....all too cute for words and most are incredibly easy to assemble.

Ghosties and Ghulies is quick and easy.  Here is a list of necessary supplies:

Chipboard
Low-loft quilt batting
Fabric glue
Black mini-ball fringe
Black twisted cord for hanger
Weeks Dye Work Wool

Measure width and height of your completed ornament.  Add 1/4 inch to each measurement.  You will have 1/8 inch "extra" on each side. 

Use the measurement to cut one piece of chipboard.  Use glue to adhere batting to one side of the form.....do not "globby" glue.  Use very little.

Center stitching on top of padded board.





Use glue, tape, or hand stitch the ball fringe around the outside of the ornament.  



Use black twisted cord (two 2-ply lengths) or any black cording to fashion the hanger.  Fold cording in half and glue/tape ends to the back.  I left a two inch loop for hanging.

Once the hanger and fringe is dry use the fabric glue to adhere the form to the Weeks Wool.  I used an orange color to contrast with the black ball fringe.



Use a pinking blade rotary cutter or pinking shears to add the zig zag edge.  I cut mine 1/8 inch from the outside of the ball fringe.

Ornament one is done....only eleven more to go.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Are you ready to Tingle????





The weather is hot and muggy here in Oklahoma.  We can't change the weather but we can look ahead to my favorite season.....fall! 

Our favorite designer, Lizzie * Kate, has a wonderful new series--Tingles!!  Over the next couple months we will have finishing instructions for all twelve ornaments.

Join me tomorrow for our first installment--it will really "Tingle" your spirit.