red, white and…

pillow

I made several ‘new’ pillows over the holiday week. A simple red stripe ticking pillow cover/insert and recycled grain sacks with tie closures [for ease of laundering].

While I was feeling patriotic, I also made a few red/white/blue banners.

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I cut the pennants from an inexpensive cotton red striped dish towel! I folded over a seam [and machine stitched] to run my cotton cord through. I used bits of blue calico cotton fabric for the stars. I simply made a star paper pattern that I liked and traced it onto the blue fabric. [You could also block print/stamp a star motif.]

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Since I didn’t want to spend hours hand-stitching all the stars to the pennant, I used a few dabs of fabric glue to make quick work out of my patriotic banner(s). There’s always room for one more…

 woohoo…and there you have it!

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simple simple simple

Busy day, filled with fun projects. I felted several little catch-all wooly bowls first thing this morning. Once they’re dry, I’ll be needle felting sheep & hearts on them… for St. Valentine’s Day!  I’ll give you a peek when I’m done.

Took a break and played with my spinning wheel for a few hours with my friend, Deb. Always a pleasure to sit and spin and ‘visit’!

Then back to more projects…

Garlands, banners and little heartfelt muses!

A simple string of hand-dyed needle felted hearts and paper lace doilies. Very sweet!

Added a few paper hearts (using old book pages) to my sheepy banner too! Presto change-o! Was used for my sheepy tree, now it’s good thru St. Valentine’s Day!

Next, I had fun making this wee little tweet – heart wreath!

I used an old embroidery hoop for the wreath ‘frame’, wrapped it with natural 100% wool yarn (of course). I added a burlap ‘bow’ for texture/interest and stitched on a vintage pearl button.

The ‘bird’ is a rusted tin ornie that I covered with glue/glitter and attached to the wreath along with a paper heart cut-out from a page of vintage sheet music… it reads: ‘the rest of my days’.

Awwww… tweet tweet!