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:
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
It’s Fabric Friday here at Em One, Em Two! his week’s print is brought to you by Robert Kaufman. It’s from his Vintage Couturier 2 line which will be available in October.
My favourite colour is purple and I’m a sewer and a maker so this fabric is right up my alley! I would love to make a skirt or dress out of it. It’d be like meta-making, right? Sewing with fabric about sewing…. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
What’s up!? Emily here and I’d like to introduce a weekly post: Fabric Fridays. Along with yarn I’m also obsessed with great fabrics. Being in school for fashion design completely opened my eyes to the world of textiles and I’d like to share it with everyone else. So, every Friday I’d like to bring to you a beautiful fabric that I just love!
To start this off I’ve chosen a print by one of my favourite textile designers, Amy Butler. I have chosen a piece from her Gypsy Caravan line (wine, gypsy mum PWAB082).
I love the contrast of colours in this print! It’s easy to see why that after the first time I laid eyes on Amy Butler fabric I was hooked. She has a masterful grip on colour and design and I’m looking forward to what else she has up her sleeves!