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Friday, October 10, 2008
Sew Crafty Friday for October 10
For Sew Crafty Friday today, I want to show you all a few fall ornaments I created a number of years ago. Basically, they are like tiny pillows which you make by sewing small squares (with an applique ironed onto the front one) together back to back, catching in the ends of a jute or ribbon piece for a hanger. Leave an opening for stuffing, then stuff lightly with fiberfill and hand-sew the opening closed. I can't remember what size I cut the squares, but the finished product is about 3 inches square, so the unsewed squares must have been 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches square.
Here is an apple ornament hanging from a cupboard doorknob. Another apple, a pumpkin and a sunflower. I apologize for the quality of the photos. I was experimenting with how the ornaments would look on the rug in the sunlight. Two with autumn leaves. The third is just a little leftover cutout from a craft panel. I thought it would look sort of cute on an ornament, and was pleased with the result. Another pumpkin, another sunflower, and a jack o'lantern.
These are such a fun craft for using up small scraps of fabric. I have always thought it would be fun to make some for all seasons, and especially for Christmas.
How about you? If you have managed to accomplish or even start any crafting this week, then head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. Shereen and others will be eager to see what you have to share.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.