Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Sale


It's Black Friday! Just want to let you know of the sale going on today thru Monday at the Jennifer Jangles Webstore and the Jangles Etsy Shop. 20% off everything! Woot Woot, let's go shopping!

The coupon code you'll want is Holiday20, it will work in both shops. If you want to shop from both sites or place multiple orders, I will ship everything together and refund any shipping overages.

Have a great weekend,








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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanging Pot Holder Tutorial





Only three more Holiday Projects left, time is flying by us. I have these potholders in my kitchen and I find them very handy. I know there are lots of potholder tutorials out there, nut here's what is different about mine. You see that button? The binding continues off of the potholder and makes a loop. It can be hung on your stove and it's right there when you need it, handy eh?

Here's what you need:

1/4 yard cotton fabric
1/8 yard cotton fabric for binding
1 button
8" x 16" batting
8" x 8" heat resistant fabric (optional)

Instructions:

 1. Cut 4 squares of fabric, 2 squares of batting, and one square of heat resistant fabric(optional) measuring  8" x 8" each.


2. Place two of the fabric squares together. Measure 4 inches down from the center of one of the corners. Place another ruler underneath that is perpendicular. This will become the pocket.



3. Cut across that perpendicular line. With right sides together, sew down the edge you just cut. Open and flip fabric around so that wrong sides are together. Press and top stitch down the edge and set aside.


                                          

4. Place a square of fabric right side down on your work surface. Place two pieces of batting on top, then the heat resistant fabric, and then the last full square should go on top with the right side facing upward. Add the pocket piece to the top of this stack. If you need to trim the edges to square thing up, do this now.

5. Cut a piece of binding measuring   42" x 2.5". Fold in half and press. Pin to the four edge of the top of the potholder starting at the corner that does not have the pocket. This will be the top of your potholder.   Sew around the edge just like you sew the binding on a quilt.


6. Turn the biding over and hand sew it to the opposite side of the potholder. Do not trim the excess binding off of the potholder.


Your potholder should be looking like this.

7. Fold the raw edge of the excess binding in 1/4" and then again another 1/4" and press.


8. Tuck the end in and make a loop that will fit around your button. Sew the end to that point on the binding.

9. Sew the button on and you are finished!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

How to Make an Ornament Hook



Hey, Hey, I have had a lot of ornament tutorials on my blog over the years. (You can see some of them in the list below.) I thought it was a good idea to make up one of my Pinterest tutorials for making an ornament hook. You can print this and hang it in your studio or if you run your mouse over it, or any other image on the blog, a Pinterest "P" will show up to click on.

Some of my ornament tutorials:
Christmas Ornaments

Snowman Ornament Project

Bird Ornament

Poinsettia Ornament

Hope this helps,








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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Scrappy Scarf Kits


Remember these? They have been much more popular than I could have ever expected and everyone has wanted kits. I put some together over the past few days and now realize why everyone wanted kits...there are a lot of supplies involved. I put together as many together as I had supplies for. All of my vintage trim and hand dyed velveteen stashes are in these kits. Each one is different and they are in the Etsy shop right now so head on over and see if one calls your name.




Have a great day,
Jennifer









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Okey Dokey Owl for Christmas


Thought I would share this version of Okey Dokey Owl with you. I sewed him with my It's Christmas! fabrics. He will make his way into my holiday decorating this year. You might have seen him in a Thermoweb ad as well, if you're thinking he is looking familiar.

Have a great day,










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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stacked Ornaments Project and Making A Simple Wire Loop


Here's the how to for these fun stacked ornaments a.k.a. whimsical icicles. This would be a fun project to make with the kids.

Supplies Needed:

An Assortment of Beads
20 Gauge Craft Wire
18 Gauge Craft Wire

Instructions:

1. Make a spiral at the end of the 20 gauge wire.

2. Start stacking beads from smallest to largest on the wire until you are happy with your ornament.

3. Make a simple wire loop (see below) just above the last bead. Trim any excess wire.

4. Using the 18 gauge craft wire make an ornament hook (see below).



You can pin it or print these tutorials for later reference.



Enjoy!








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Friday, November 15, 2013

Free Printable Gift Tags


It's time for free printable tags again. I make a new set each year for you to print out and use for your gift wrapping. I'm lazy, or efficient :) and print mine out on label paper then I can just stick them onto the package. These above I used red and white bakers twine for tying up.

You can find the link here to print them at full size.
Enjoy!








Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Joy Wall Quilt


It's week number six of my holiday projects and this weeks project is a wall quilt. I actually I think I will hang mine on a door, but you could use it on a table as well. Theres a PDF to download with all of the full size appliqu├ęs for the quilt.

Here are the basics:
Background and backing 1 yard
For Joy and Berries 1/3 yard red
Holly Leaves 1/8 yard of two greens
Binding 3/8 yard

This quilt is made in my It's Christmas! fabric available in stores now. I carry my Jolly Holiday fabric from last year in my Etsy shop and there's black, red, and green there as well.

To assemble, cut the background of the quilt to 15" x 36". Using Heat n Bond Lite or another fusible webbing fuse all of the pieces onto the quilt top, using the above picture for reference.  I went around the edges with a blanket stitch to secure them, but you could use any stitch you would like. Quilt and binding is all that is left.

I hope you enjoy this weeks project!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Snowman Week Wrap Up

Snowman week is winding down here at the Blog. I thought I would do a wrap up of this weeks projects. The Snowman Sale continues thru Sunday as well. 


Monday was a snowman ornament.


Tuesday was a snowman mug rug.


Wednesday was a snowman pin cushion.

Thursday was snowman treat jars.



Friday was another snowman ornament.

Dont forget to check the left sidebar on the blog for even more projects to get you going on your holiday gift making. 

Have a great weekend,








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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Snowman Goody Jars

 Holiday Treat Jars would be good for putting baked goodies or candy in for gifts. They are really easy to make. I spray painted the lids of canning jars. Once they were dry I hammered a nail through the center of the lid and then pulled the nail out. This left a hole just the size for my 18 gauge craft wire. I made a little spiral at one end, threaded it through the hole and put a dab of hot glue on the wire to hold it in place. While I had the hot glue gun on, I went ahead and put a little glue around the rim on the inside. This will hold the two lid pieces together. Next I added some glitter, strung on the beads and finished off the top with a little spiral or star.

Have a great day!










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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Snowman Pin Cushion



Welcome to day three of Snowman Week. Today is a pin cushion I put together using my Ice Cream Sundae Pin Cushion Pattern. It's free and can be found here at my blog. I sewed it up leaving the last two tiers off. I sewed the ceramic pin topper to the top layer before sewing it to the base. It would make a great gift for someone who sews. 


Fun and easy! So let's recap this week so far, yesterday was the snowman mug rug, and Monday was a Snowman Ornament. Tomorrow is a jewelry project so come on back for more fun.

I just added even more snowmen to my Etsy shop since the SNOWMAN SALE is still going on.

Have a great day,










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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snowman Mug Rug Pattern



We're still continuing snowman week here at the Jennifer Jangles Blog. I had a lot of fun making this Snowman Mug Rug. You can find the full size printable Snowman Mug Rug Applique Pattern here.


It's all applique and to make it a quick project, I ironed on all of the appliques with Heat n Bond and then used a piece of fusible fleece as my batting. I did raw edge applique with my quilt sandwich made so it was being quilted at the same time. I did some more loop dee loops(technical term) on the black background and I was finished quilting. I sewed the binding on last night while hanging with the family. Easy Pea-sy. These little projects make me want to make more, they are so fun and satisfying.


Because I know someone will want to know, the background fabrics and the binding are from my It's Christmas! line of fabric. You can find it in quilt shops now.



Enjoy you're mug tug pattern! And if you missed yesterdays Snowman project, you can find it here.

See you tomorrow,








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Monday, November 4, 2013

Snowman Ornament Project


What do you call a snowman in the summer?

A puddle :)



Hey Hey, as promised, it's Snowman Week! Let's celebrate winter coming this week. I've got snowman projects all week long for you as well as a snowman sale. Let's get started....

The first project of the week is a snowman ornament.

Supplies:
1 ceramic snowman bead
1 ceramic word link
1 holiday glass bead
1 seed bead
2" headpin
4" of wire 20 gauge
5" wire 18 gauge

Instructions:
1. Start by stringing the seed bead and glass bead onto the headpin. Create a simple wire loop just above the glass bead. Before closing it, slide the bottom loop of the word link onto the loop. Close and trim excess wire.
2. With the 20 gauge wire make a simple wire loop and add the top loop of the word link to it before closing. String the snowman bead onto the wire and create a second simple wire loop at the top of the snowman.
3. Using your 18 gauge wire start by making a small loop on one end. Curl it around to make a spiral that is approximately an inch in diameter.
4. Repeat step 3 for the remaining side of the wire to create the ornament hook. Slide the ornament on and you're finished!

For simple wire loop making you can refer to my pin able instructions.


Here's another Easy Ornament you can make.

My snowman sale is running all week long in the Etsy shop. I have marked down any and everything that has a snowman on it, is a snowman, or is a snowflake which snowmen are made from. That includes fabric! Here's a sneak peek, you should head over and see them all.



Have a great day,









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