martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015

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Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments


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Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!




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Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!
Felt Ornaments
Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

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Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!
Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!
 What Does the Fox Say 
Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

martes, 1 de diciembre de 2015

Adornos de navidad en fieltro

Hoy, proponemos unos adornos de navidad en fieltro para nuestro arbolito.

Today, a guide to making yummy felt Christmas Puddings!

You will need...

A sewing needle

Some pins
Brown, white, dark green and red felt + matching sewing thread
Ribbon of your choice (I used a narrow black ribbon)
Sewing/fabric scissors

1. First cut out your pattern shapes and use them to cut out one white icing shape, one red berry shape, two green holly shapes and two brown pudding shapes. Then cut a length of ribbon at least 5 inches (12 cms) long.

2. Fold the ribbon over to form a loop and sew it securely to one of the brown pudding pieces like this:

This piece will be the front of your ornament. There's no need to use brown thread to match the felt as all your stitches will be hidden.

3. Next, pin the white "icing" piece to the front of the ornament (so the ribbon ends will be on the inside) and sew it in place using white thread:

4. Now you need to position your holly and berries - lay them out on the ornament and rearrange them until you are happy with their position. The holly leaves should overlap slightly and meet under where the ribbon emerges from the top of the ornament. When you are happy, put the red berry to one side and stitch the holly leaves in place using dark green thread. Most of your stitches should be where the leaves overlap - these will be hidden by your berry - but you also need to sew one long stitch along each leaf to hold it in place:

Remember not to sew this stitch right up to the edge of the pudding as you will need to be able to fold the leaves back slightly to sew the ornament together in a moment.

5. All that remains now is to sew the pudding together and add the red berry. You can either sew the berry on and then sew the front and back pieces of the ornament together... or do it the other way round, leaving the berry until last. The latter option will leave a few red stitches showing on the back of the ornament but it makes sewing the ornament together a bit less fiddly.

Whichever way you choose, sew the berry on with a large X shape of red thread to make a nice decorative touch (make sure you place it over all your holly stitching!).

To sew the front and back pieces of your pudding together, first use white thread to sew around the iced section - fold the holly leaves back carefull and take care to sew over your earlier stitches to keep it neat.

Then finish the ornament by sewing the brown edge with matching brown thread.

VARIATIONS: Try adding black sequins, seed beads or maybe tiny circles of black felt to the brown pudding to represent fruit! You could also use a small red button instead of red felt as a quirky holly berry. This design would also make a fun Christmas brooch - skip the ribbon and instead sew a brooch back or safety pin to the backing piece of felt to make a sweet gift.

Please note: this tutorial is NOT for commercial use. You can make as many of these ornaments as you like (they make great gifts!) but please don't sell them or reproduce my tutorial anywhere without my permission. If you give it a mention, please do link back to the original page & if you make the ornaments please let me know - I'd love to hear how it went & would adore to see pictures!

Double click on the image to view/print the pattern sheet full size:

Si quieres ver el tutorial en su página original, clica aquí:

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

Tutorial: Adornos en fieltro para el arbolito de navidad

Y seguimos con esta época tan chula para coser adornos para el arbolito en fieltro. 

First up, an easy felt ornament tutorial from Kirsty of LovePaperFish (aka BigFish on Etsy). Kirsty is a woman after my own heart - obsessed with felt, colour, buttons and all things crafty! She says "I make unique needlebooks and cute pinpots and bright bunting and party badges and brooches... I also love to source the brightest and best buttons from the UK and sell to people who appreciate their gorgeousness as much as me"

As often happens, this decoration developed in my hands whilst doing something else... I had been making some Christmas Bunting for my kitchen using the Cath Kidston Holly fabric and there were inevitable 'off cuts' that were too good to get thrown away.

Firstly, I sketched a holly leaf on a piece of card.

Then I cut it out - and traced around that template onto a second piece of card. I carefully cut around the second template to make a smaller fit. This second template will become the fabric template and the first template is the bigger size, to be used for the felt.

I cut the bigger template on 2 pieces of green felt together. And then I did this again (making 4 green holly leaves altogether).

I used the smaller template to cut ONE leaf from Cath Kidston fabric and ONE from the red spot fabric, making 2 holly leaves (you can use any two festive fabrics from your stash).
Applique the fabric to ONE side of the felt holly leaves, leaving the back of each leaf blank (or cut more fabric and applique both sides if you want your ornament double sided?)
Then sew the front and back of the leaves all round the edges, following the shape. Leave a gap at the top and STUFF them too (with fabric scraps or toy stuffing).... then sew them closed.

Then I stitched the two leaves together at the top with a gold ribbon sandwiched between the 2 leaves.

Then I added the 3 FELT BALLS as holly berries, one at a time, sewing them securely into the top of the holly leaves.

To keep the 2 leaves from falling away from each other, I used green thread to sew them together at the back - not all the way, just to that first spiky tip. This will keep them sitting nicely.

And it is ready to hang! This one is actually quite big. I am making a few of them to hang in-between the bunting to make a bigger 'swag' and look like fat sprigs of holly hanging. You could make smaller ornaments for your tree using the new teeny tiny felt balls from my range.

I am pretty happy with how they look!

domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015

Lechuga en fieltro

Os apetece una lechuga fresca?

Feutrine # la salade verte

Cliquez sur chaque photo pour voir en plus grand
  1. Dans la feutrine verte, coupez un grand cercle et 8 feuilles comme suit : pour éviter le gaspillage, coupez une bande de 7cm de haut puis, à main levée, les feuilles côte à côte et tête bêche (Voir le schéma ci dessus pour avoir une idée de la forme et des proportions)
  2. A la machine faire une couture à 2 mm du bord le long du grand côté arrondi de chaque feuille pour éviter que la feutrine ne se déchire. A la machine, réalisez les nervures sur 6 des 8 feuilles. Surtout pas de gabarit, laissez libre cours à votre imagination!
  3. Placez une des 2 feuilles sans nervure sur le grand cercle bord à bord comme sur la photo et cousez ensuite les nervures en piquant les 2 épaisseurs.
  4. Placez la dernière feuille à l'opposé et piquez les nervures. Les 2 feuilles doivent se chevaucher.
  5. Avec le coton perlé, piquez tout autour du grand cercle à 3mm du bord au moins.
  6. Placez le rembourrage puis serrez le lien. Faîtes un noeud solide.
  7. Cousez les 6 feuilles restantes au niveau de la base en alterné tout autour du trou central.
  8. Refermez le trou central par quelques points en étoile.
  9. Mettez en forme et préparez la vinaigrette!

Baston de Navidad

Muy sencillo, ideal para colgar en nuestro arbolito. Que lo disfruteis!

As promised, here's the first festive project for my Crafty Christmas series: sweet and simple felt candy cane ornaments.

These are a quick and easy sewing project - perfect for people just learning to sew, or for when you want a little "extra" to tie onto a gift or slip into a Christmas card.

To make the candy canes you will need:

- the template sheet at the bottom of this post
- scissors to cut out the templates
- sharp sewing scissors or embroidery scissors
- white felt
- red felt (I used "ruby red" from the felt range I sell in my shops)
- red sewing thread
- a needle and pins
- narrow red or white ribbon

1) Use the templates provided to cut out all the pieces, pinning or holding the templates against the felt as you cut round them. You will need two white candy cane shapes, and 5 red shapes A-E for each candy cane you want to make. The templates provided are for a candy cane facing to the right - to make candy canes facing left, just flip the templates over.

2) Starting with piece A, sew the red felt shapes onto one of the white candy cane shapes making sure to space them evenly. Use red sewing thread and sew a couple of small stitches along each of the "inside" straight edges as pictured. Finish your stitching at the back.

3) Turn the decorated candy cane over. Now cut a length of red or white ribbon, approx 4 or 5 inches (10 or 12 cms). Fold the ribbon over to form a loop and sew it onto the top of the candy cane.

If you can do this without sewing through the felt completely (i.e. without your stitches sewing through at the front of the ornament) then it's okay to use red thread, but if you prefer to stitch right the way through the felt use white thread and make sure to position the ribbon behind of the white stripes.

4) Place the remaining remaining plain white candy cane shape on the back of the ornament, and pin or hold the pieces together. Sew around the edge of the ornament using red thread and running stitch, sewing both layers of the ornament together and creating a decorative line around the edge. Finish your stitching as neatly as possible at the back.

The back of your candy canes will look like this:

If you prefer, you can use red felt instead of white for the backing so your stitching and finishing will be hidden.

To print the templates - right click on the image and select to view it in another window or tab, then click again (if necessary) to view full size and print at 100%. I've added a scale so you can check if your templates have printed out correctly, but you can make them larger or smaller than mine if you prefer :)