Some winter and Valentine’s crafting
I thought it would be nice to post about some of the seasonable crafts we have been making. The kids and I have been crafting with winter and Valentine’s day in mind. I love making seasonal projects, it is a fun way to get the kids involved in the cycle of the calendar and it makes the house look festive. Plus, just when some of the decorations are looking old or stale, it is time to make something else!
First up is the sprocket pillow. I used a tutorial from Cluck, Cluck Sew. It was very straight forward and I know I will make more of these in the future. I wanted to pick colors that seemed “wintery” to me and were outside of my normal choices. I also wanted to use solids. I made the larger size. The button popped off, my crew tends to be a little rough 😉 It was really fun and easy and served as the inspiration to a massive sewing project that I will be posting on the blog later this week.
Next up is this winer garland. It was largely the project of our oldest, he even sewed much of it together with a little help from mom. It was really long. We cut different sized circles out of craft felt and he paired them together. We sewed them together with some silver thread and then hung them in our dining room. It looks VERY festive 😉
Similar to this garland, I made a heart mobile out of different shades of red and pink felt. I just cut out three different shapes of hearts and sewed them together. I made five strands each around 2-3ft long. I hung them from an embroidery hoop and placed them at our front door. It is south facing and when it is sunny, it lights up the hearts. Also, because we heat with a wood stove, we always have air currents in our house, which make the hearts swirl ever so gently. It makes me feel so peaceful to look at it.
Finally, I made a patchwork table runner, Valentine’s style. I made some paper-pieced hearts with fabric from some of my favorite lines and some linen. I wanted to make it “heart” shaped. My daughter totally got it, but the boys both thought I made a set of “Ls”. Oh well, L is for Love! I quilted it with 1/4″ lines using an Aurifil thread I got in one of the SMS giveaways. It was in a shade of raspberry and it looks lovely. I backed it with some Kona solids and the binding is from AMH Loulouthi. LOVE!
Are you working on any seasonal crafts?