Friday, December 30, 2016

Tiny Tree Pouch

My fascination with using HST cut offs to make scrappy trees obviously meant that I would not be satisfied with only making one zipper pouch featuring them.  Combine the cuteness factor with having a lovely friend that loves scrappy makes as much as I do and you know what happened. 
 

I had to make one to gift to her! ;o)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sew Quick Scrappy Zippered Pouch

If you're looking for a quick to sew gift, may I suggest a scrappy little zipper pouch?  This one uses triangles trimmed from quilt blocks, which I stacked and then free motion stitched to make a scrappy tree for the front side of the pouch.
 
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Tiny Trees

Along with making tiny trees from HST scraps into gift tags, I decided they would be fun to turn into gifts as well. I've got a little assembly line underway!
 
 
More to share on these soon. ;o)
 



Monday, December 19, 2016

Reindeer Games

My sewing machine and I have been keeping close company most evenings, happily stitching.  This time of year, my creative mojo goes into overdrive and I find myself with so many ideas of things to make.  I love how the more I allow my creativity a chance to play, the more it wants to play. ;o)
 
This sweet little reindeer is a fussy cut from the Garland line of fabric from Cotton+Steel and works beautifully as the center of an economy block.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Merrily Making

Gift tag making has been filling spare moments and providing a wonderful venue for creativity. I found more scraps of linen I had saved, that were perfectly suited for cutting into gift tags! I decided to make a little series of matching tags from that linen.
 
Heavy weight linen provides a stable background for a fabric tag - this one is embellished with a fussy cut and stamping.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

More Scrappy Tree Gift Tags

My handmade holiday gift tag making is still underway.  I'm having too much fun to stop!
 
Even the tiniest scraps can make something useful! Wee triangles become trees when stacked and stitched to a canvas background using free motion embroidery. Tags are backed with quilting cotton that has been interfaced, then sewn to the canvas.

 I couldn't resist stitching up another collection of the scrappy tree tags using tiny triangles (trimmed from making half square triangle units).  These really are the easiest tags to make and such a great way to use up pretty scraps!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Handmade Gift Tag Labelling

Hoping my handmade gift tags are inspiring you to try making some of your own. 
 
Fourth in my series of "trim the tree" gift tags, this one has printed ribbon and a piece of twill tape (that I stamped) as the only embellishments.

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Trim the Tree Handmade Gift Tag

Reverse applique trees made by combining cotton scraps with a linen background make for easy gift tag idea.  Fusible web secures the cotton to the linen and then edge stitching adds a bit of whimsy.
 
Linen + cotton always looks great! A treasured bit of lace tucked into a side seam adds a special touch to this tag.
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