Thursday, 8 October 2020

Festive fabrics

 Hello everyone, hope you are well today, if not then I hope there are better days ahead. 

Well, the long awaited rain finally arrived and we had a pretty horrid weekend. I could bear the pleading faces of the ponies no longer and brought them in for a couple of nights (that sounds like I had them in the house!! Really... I didn't!!). Aren't the mornings and nights getting darker too? Had to happen some time I suppose!!

 Anyway, while looking for fabrics to make some face coverings I found some lovely Christmas fabrics and felt so made some decorations. I hope that they will inspire you to join in at 

As You Like It Challenge 

where we are inviting you to share your Non-Card projects, with a little explanation of course.



I also discovered polystyrene balls in my stash so decided on a rag decoration. This bauble was relatively quick and easy. I started with 2" squares of fabric and poked them into the polystyrene using the non hook end of a crochet hook.


For this little felt ornament I took inspiration from Marianne who shares gorgeous handsewn decorations. I die cut the felt and then simply embroidered a snowflake freestyle (the wonkiness adds some charm I feel!!). I brushed up on my blanket stitch and stuck on a bow and ribbon hanger.


I have gingerbread men waiting to be stitched too so watch out for those.

That's all for today folks. Stay Safe xx

23 comments:

meg said...

I love your Christmas decorations Sarah, hand made is so beautiful and brings back memories each year you use them

aussie aNNie said...

Glad you got rain, our world needs in for sure as do the animals.
Gorgeous creative goodies here Sarah, so clever you....xx

Jane Savage said...

Oooh I love these, Sarah and a freestyle snowflake no less!! Awesome! xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Just look at you getting all festive Sarah. You're definitely ahead of the game lol. Great makes and I really like the one that you've make with the squares of fabric, very different and it looks great x

brenda said...

Our boys had the same sorry faces at the weekend, Anysia's retort was they are fine but they sure didn't think so.

Very creative makes today Sarah.

B x

cotnob said...

Super decorations Sarah, the bauble is fabulous, I can't believe it was that easy to make and the felt snowflake is lovely.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning decorations I just adore them so much I’m still thinking about the poor ponies in that rain and how kind you were to give them a dry place Love and hugs Carole x

Julie B said...

Fab ornaments and the first is a great way to use up your quilting scraps too!
Had all my fabric out to root around for some suitable for mask making, the OH can't use the over the ear variety as it tangles with his glasses and hearing aids!!! Made him one with full elastic but I need to make some more now that elastic is available around here.
Keep safe. :)

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous creations.xxx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous decorations Sarah, fabulous, and glad you put your ponies away, I see some sad ponies around here on my travels..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Elaine Stark said...

Super ornaments, they look fun to make. Elaine

Claire said...

I have such a weird sense of humour, the only image I had in my head after reading your opening paragraph was... all the ponies sat around a pine kitchen table with a roaring fire drinking mugs of hot chocolate, see... anyway I love a little bit of felt with blanket stitches in a contrasting colour and its so magical to see homemade decorations, these are a fabulous keepsakes x

Lisa xx said...

Two beautiful makes, Sarah, I think these are the sort of decorations that bring a warm, fuzzy feeling when you bring them out year after year xx

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Gorgeous creations
Claire

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

Loving your decorations.

I was wondering how you had created the fabric one .. .. very effective.

Love Jules xx

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Sarah, they will look fabulous on your tree at Christmas
Lorraine x

Lena said...

Your Christmas decorations are so festive, Sarah. They're are going to add cheer to wherever you hang them. Love them both! Sorry I haven't been around much. Life took over and is not leaving me much time to visit. I'm hoping it will settle down again soon and then I can spend more time visiting my bloggie friends. Take care and stay safe. Hugs ~ Lena

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas ornaments Sarah, we had some heavy rain this week too but it’s a lovely sunny day today.

Pat xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are both gorgeous Christmas decorations Sarah. I love your sweet little handsewn snowflake, very pretty.
Lorraine

Lynne in NI said...

LOL glad I'm not the only one to imagine you all round a roaring fire watching telly with your ponies ;) Your deccies are fab, look forward to seeing your gingerbread men too!

Diane said...

I love your Christmas decorations Sarah, what a creative idea.

Hugs Diane

Brenda said...

What beautiful stitching on the felt ornie, but I have to say, I LOVE that raggedy ball, so much wonderful texture, brilliant idea.

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful decorations, hugs Pops x