Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

So the holidays are over and I hope everyone had a fantastic time. I know I did! In the days leading up to Christmas I had to make a few gifts for some lovely people. Here are the results:

Circles

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This little number is a notebook that I covered for Emma. It’s a combination of eco felt and beautiful wool felt and wool fabrics. I made it to house her knitting notes for her projects.

Owls

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These two guys were made for a couple of people at work. On the outside is snuggly knit yarn and inside is a sack of steel cut oats that can be removed and warmed up in the microwave. They’re great for winter and were a big hit!

Is anyone else prone to making the gifts they give?

Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

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Christmas Time is Near… Part 2

Earlier, maybe a month ago, I posted the beginnings of a major project I created for myself. I had to make 72 Holiday ornaments to sell at the TIFF Shop. I successfully completed my tasks and over the next couple of weeks I’d like to share the finished products! Let’s start with some of my favourite pieces, the Matryoshka dolls:

Next up are the candy canes:

And finally for today, are the small medallions with tiny trees stitched onto them:

I really enjoyed making these. Make sure to visit us again as I’ll be posting more photos of my handmade holiday ornaments!

Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

Hello All!

We’re getting closer to the holidays and for many of us this mean glitter… and lots of it. I’ve recently had some fun with the herpes of the crafting world (think about it, once you get it you can’t get rid of it) and ┬áhere are some of the results!

With these clear glass ornaments I found at Michaels I just took some Mod Podge and painted the bottom half and sprinkled some super-fine glitter on it while it was still wet. I think I’ll coat the inside with different colours of acrylic paint.

On my same trip to Michaels when I found the glass ornaments, I found these great plaster ornaments. They were all white and ready for me to paint them! I used acrylic paint to paint them and added some glitter to help them stand out on the tree!

I also picked up some regular glitter in which I fully coated some ornaments. With a small paint brush I was able to do some more detailed work as well.

This particular piece isn’t fully dry yet, but I covered it in white glitter first and used some of the remnants of the blue ornaments and dusted it on top.

This is some of the glitter I used. Found the packs for $1.00 each at the dollar store.

These were so easy to do! Although they are messy they could be a fun project for the family!

Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

Fabric Friday!

Hey all!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a post for Fabric Friday so I have a great print for you to make up for it!

This fabric is from Sis Boom by Jennifer Paganelli. It is from the beautifully designed and intricate West Indies line. The print I chose is called Velentina a vibrant floral with a bright yellow background to bring some life into the dark rainy days before us.

I love the vintage feeling it has. I would love to see this as a skirt in the spring! It would also look great in a quilt with other prints from the West Indies line.

I also came across this picture of matryoshka dolls made from other Jennifer Paganelli prints. They’re so cute! Gives me some ideas…

(click the picture to find the original poster of these wonderful dolls!)

What would you make with this fabric? Let us know in the comments!

Love, Emily

Christmas Time is Near…

Hey everyone!

Emily here, I’ve been MIA for a while due to work but I’m back! Hope all is well. I’ve been working on some Christmas ornaments to sell at the TIFF Shop at the TIFF Bell Lightbox!

This is the first style that I completed; tiny presents!

These little guys were so quick to put together and fun to make!

I think the different colours will really pop on Christmas trees.

What colours do you like on your tree?

Does anybody else have holiday projects on the go? Please share if you do!

Let me know what you think. Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

Fabric Friday!

Hey Folks,

Emily here, and yes, it’s that time of the week again… Fabric Friday! This week I have chosen a laminated fabric by Joel Dewberry.

This print is from Dewberry’s Heirloom collection from the selection of fabrics in the Sapphire group.

When I first encountered laminated fabric it was a drab white and red plaid often used for picnic tables. Once I came across wonderful designs like this though, I started thinking of what I could use them for. I thought this would make a great shopping tote. The deep amethyst color in this print allows it to be worn in the fall and the floral print is great for spring! It would also be great as a seat cover for an outdoor chair.

What would you make with it?

Hope you’re inspired!
Love, Emily