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Feb 12 / Jamie

Some winter and Valentine’s crafting

Felt heart garland

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.

Sprocket pillow

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 ;)

Winter garland

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.

Felt heart garland

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!

Valentines' Table Runner

Are you working on any seasonal crafts?

 

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    Paul weathersbee / Feb 12 2012

    Dolly and I have been thinking of you and hoping you all are getting off to a good year. It was good to see your tests were benign. We enjoy seeing the family pictures! Your children are adorable.
    Your quiltd and other designs are beautiful.
    Love, Paul & Dolly

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      Jamie / Feb 17 2012

      Thank you so much for checking in on us! Life is very good, everyone is very happy and we feel so fortunate every day. Much love, Jamie.

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    LeeAnn / Feb 16 2012

    I found your blog through a pintrest photo. You have a great space over here. Love you piggy photo. They look VERY happy.

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      Jamie / Feb 17 2012

      Thank you, glad you found us! Those were certainly some very happy pigs ;)

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