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Crazy Quilting with Cats

crazy_quilt_cat_1I discovered hand embroidery last year and fell in love with it. Recently I’ve discovered crazy quilting. This is my first attempt using scraps from Cora’s fabric box….lots of pink and flowers….and you will see a glimpse of the unicorn with rainbow wings on the lower right. I added a gold crown and gown with beads to the cat in sweater. When we found the cat-in-clothes and dog-in-clothes designs at our local fabric shop we absolutely had to buy the entire bolt. How can crazy quilting with cats not make you just giggle or laugh.

More Christmas Ornaments

It is that time of year again….yep, cold, dark and maddening…time to stress-craft! This year’s project is elephants.

White Elephant Felt Ornament Embroidery
White Elephant Felt Ornament Embroidery – Hand made Christmas Ornament

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It’s In The Bag

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Canvas Tote Bag for Christmas w/Snowman and Christmas Tree Lining

Another season comes with another hobby. This winter it will be all about bags, and to start it all off we have a wonderful canvas tote for the Christmas season.

Not taking these too serious, I’ll be have some fun incorporating different linings. Shown above, we have Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Trees.

Felt Christmas Ornaments

Our local craft store had a big felt sale a couple of months ago and we stocked up for Christmas ornaments and crafty gift ideas. This years Christmas ornaments were all made from felt (dog ornaments were a particular specialty), we also created the ornament gifts featuring an antique sewing machine and a pipe organ.

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felt_organ

Christmas has gone to the dogs

Every year our family Christmas tradition is making ornaments. This year we decided on a dog theme, making ornaments from felt using a blanket stitch to sew profile together then stuffing them slightly. Porter suggested the dogs should wear Santa hats and sweaters. We also added ribbon for scarves with miniature jingle bells. Final count we made over 30 dogs of all different breeds: golden retrievers, labs, akitas, chihuahuas, dalmatians, greyhounds, shepherds and one abominable snowman dog.

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