Hello to all. Firstly let me tell you that I'm feeling sick here today.....no not poorly sick but nervous/excited sort of sick.....We have accepted and offer on our house and all being well will be moving to the bungalow we really want to move to....it's been waiting for us so lets hope it all goes through as we plan.
Now I know you have all come to see what I've been making so here is the first pic...
A little Christmas tree with bells on that the twins like making jingle :-)
The other thing I've been making is another idea for my Christmas cards.
I had seen this idea made in paper and decided I could make it in fabric...but of course there was no instructions as to how to make it at all so I sat with a piece of paper and played til I worked it out. :-)
For those that fancied having a go here are a few pics with simple instructions...
A simple pattern in paper. Pin it onto two pieces of different fabrics and cut them out.
Sew together with right sides together remembering to leave a gap in the straight edge for turning.
Trim off corners and snip into the curves
Turn right sides out and press and mark with pins at the middle then at a quarter way down as in pic.
Fold top corner so it reaches the middle pin.
Using the pin that was a quarter the way down as the centre then fold as in the drawing making creases as folded.
Unfold and refold using the creases as guide lines so it concertinas on itself as in the pic and hold in place with a pin until pressed with the iron.
Ta da...and as you can see making it in different fabrics gets lovely effects.
I hope you like my little trees. If you fancy having a go and are struggling please just shout and I will explain further.
I have used lots of little snippets of fabrics to make these so will link them up over at Di's Playground.
Thanks for popping by today....I will be popping by to say hello to all my visitors as soon as I'm able.