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Tutorial – Stitched Christmas Tree Cards

 

I’ve had a few tutorial posts recently, and here’s another! These cards are really quick and only take about 5 minutes to make, so they’re great if you need an emergency Christmas card. They’re dead easy so are a gentle introduction to patchwork.

YOU WILL NEED
Lots of little scraps of fabric, any shape and size
Sewing machine
Card blank
Fabric glue
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat (optional- you could use scissors instead)


1) With a running stitch, sew two scraps right sides together. Add pieces however you like as long as they’re against a relatively straight edge.


2) You can make new edges to add fabric to by trimming the piece at random before sewing another piece along the straight. Keep going until you’re happy, but you won’t need to make a very big piece.


3) Trim your fabric piece to a triangle shape, You could use a triangular ruler if you have one, or do it by eye as I did. Make sure it will fit on the front of your card, if not, reduce it down a little more.


4) Apply fabric glue to the back (don’t go overboard or it will seep through the fabric) and stick your triangle to the front of the card. Let dry for a few minutes.


5) Stitch to the card going along the edge with a nice big zigzag stitch on the sewing machine.


6) Glue on another scrap of fabric (I used leatherette) to make a tree trunk.

You could also add button baubles or a star shaped button or sticker to the top of your tree. Have fun!

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Owl Swap- my turn!

I got home from work yesterday to find Rosina’s package waiting for me! Inside were my favourite sweets- Jelly Belly beans (how did she know?), a generous amount of cute owl fabric from Alexander Henry- which I seem to be collecting in a non-intentional way (he must just be my favourite!)- some big funky buttons and four handmade cards made from a stamp that Rosina had carved herself! Needless to say the beans are all gone and I am eyeing the fabric to embed as I have to make quite a bit of stuff over the next few weeks. I would like to start sewing too, but never seem to get the time.

Rosina’s blog is at http://rosinahuber.blogspot.com if you like what you see here 😉

Thank you!

3 of the best: Christmas Cards on Folksy

It’s time to be buying Christmas cards again. Here are three of my favourites from www.folksy.com

£3.00
blueberrypark: £3.00
paperleaf - £4.50
paperleaf: £4.50
£2.00
The Home Press: £2.00

Don’t forget to enter the November giveaway here: https://pennydog.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/november-giveaway/

I am taking part in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month), so I will be blogging every day in November. Today is post 14! http://www.nablopomo.com/

Interview with… Plaidfuzz

 

Plaidfuzz is a crafter who is now focusing her attentions on her blog and helping others promote themselves. She does occasionally still get the urge though! Her blog can be read at http://plaidfuzz.blogspot.com

 

Who are you?
My name is Melissa, I am going to be 28 on Saturday, I have been a hairstylist for 10 years, and I am a single mom to a 7 year old daughter.

What do you do in your spare time other than craft?
 I spend a lot of time with my nephews who are 9 and 13. I also play a little guitar, and like to go out with friends.

Please tell us a little bit about what you make.
I crochet and make cards. I seem to have a rubber stamp addiction.

What do you enjoy making most?
I like easy crochet projects because they are pretty mindless and relaxing, lol.

What are your main inspirations for making a piece?
For cardmaking, I usually set out with a specific idea in mind. With crocheting I find yarn that I love and go from there.

What are you currently making?
Scarves! Made on for my daughter and now I am making one for my twin sister for her birthday.

Can you make custom orders?
I do still make the occasional custom order.

Where can we buy your work?
Nowhere! I closed my Etsy shop a few months ago and now I am just concentrating on my blog.

Now some silly questions just for fun!
What’s the plural of mongoose?

Mongeese?

Where would you like to go if you could go anywhere in the world?
I always thought it would be cool to go to Ireland.

Do you have any pets?
Nope

What’s your favourite flavour ice-cream?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would buy a house, then I would give the rest away. I don’t like what money does to people.