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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

WOYWW.....

This is where the fun starts.  Last week there seemed to be so many of you making Christmas cards that I thought I'd best get started so after hours of searching on Pinterest for inspiration and finding nothing that stirred my creativity......



I filled my desk with Christmas fabrics.....but couldn't get inspired to make cards out of any of it so.....




I found a roll of gorgeous gold voile that a good friend [you know who you are....thank you] gave me a while back and using festive ribbons I made several 'masterboards'.




Now that's inspiring isn't it?

I chopped them up and......



Hey presto I've now made my first 40 Christmas cards!!

The Christmas fabrics were still 'calling' me so I searched Pinterest again and I found an idea to make some stars for my up and coming Christmas fayre.


Each one needs four 3"x12" pieces of fabric that you fold into four length ways to enclose the raw edges then with lots of clever folding origami style it makes a star with no sewing required.....just a lot of patience!!

I think they are Scandinavian in origin and I rather like them.  What do you think?





That's all from me for this morning.  I hope you like my start to Christmas crafting and will leave me a little message so I know you've called in then as soon as I'm able I will do my best to pay you a return visit.  Have a fun week folks.
Hugs,
Annie x

16 comments:

Neet said...

I think your stars are beautiful. I like Scandinavian decorations quite a lot, remembering my trip to Denmark years ago.
I also like your Masterboard and the resulting cards you have made. Wow you certainly have moved - 40 cards and all those stars. I must get my head down and start.
Thanks for the visit
Lots of Hugs, Neet xxx

Christine said...

I just love how you joined all those ribbons together .... may CASe your piece.
Pretty stars, I imagine they will sell well.
Have a good week
Christine #14

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Just some adorable "Little Treasures" on your desk. I made similar stars years ago for my craft show. Was a fun project to take along. Loving the beautiful fabric you used for your trees. So unique to give homemade. I miss being good on that new sewing machine of mine. Wish you lived closer, I know you could make my life simpler. Have a great week Annie.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I love your motherboard idea - it works for papercrafters so why not for sewists :) And the resultant cards are lovely. The Scandi stars are delightful too. I still want to come and have a rummage through your Christmas fabrics - hope they inspire you soon. Have a happy WOYWW and a great week ahead. Hugs, Ellie x #16

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Brilliant work there Annie, think we're sll drooling at your master board creation, scrummy fabric and ribbons, yummo.. super cards wow, forty, in one go. I can't imagine that.
Happy WYLOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x#4

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, that fabric masterboard is inspired! Gorgeous. And what a clever idea those stars are.You'd never guess there was no sewing involved. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX

Plush Possum Studio said...

Charming cards!
Happy WOYWW
Rose #29

Angela Radford said...

You clever thing, fabric Masterboard...brilliant! You were right it was the drawers the other set wouldn't open, really can't think why Lol! Happy creative woyww, Angela x10x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What beautiful Christmas cards! Sorry I don't get here as often as I would like! Your family are really growing up aren't they! Hugs, Chrisx

Helen said...

oh wow!! what beautiful fabrics and I love the fabric masterboard idea. Well done on getting so many done (haven't counted my pile yet!) Helen #2

Ellie said...

Wow such a good idea for the masterboard. The cards are stunning!
Have a good week
Ellie #13

Anne said...

Hi Annie - glad you made good use of the voile - I knew it was going to a good home. The stars are lovely. I think you might be right re their origin, remind of some my Danish friend used to make. Have a happy week. Anne x #22

JoZart Quilts said...

Thanks Annie for your lovely comment. Making those small items for the fair in between house clearing after my friend's death has kept me sane. Hope to be back to a near normal life in 2018 as we are nearly through it all now.
Jo x

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Well when you get started, you really get started! Love those cards. What a great idea. The stars look complicated. I can imagine I would get in a right mess. Ali x #3

Lanniesmum said...

I love those stars, Annie. The motherboard idea is a great use of beautiful ribbons-I did something similar for invitations one time and everyone thought they were amazing. Happy sewing. Catriona

sandra de said...

Love your collection of christmas goodies you are sewing up a storm. Love the angels on your Friday post :)
sandra de @11