Wednesday, December 12, 2018

No Sew Candy Ornament


Supplies needed:
Clear vinyl cut in to a  7" x 7" square
Fabric scraps
Styrofoam ball 2.5" diameter
Ribbon approximately 12"
Cording for hanging 10"



Instructions:
1. Tear or cut fabric into 1" strips. Wrap these strips around the ball to cover completely.
2. Wrap the ball in the vinyl just like a piece of candy is wrapped. Secure with a ribbon tied at both ends.
3. Tie the cording around one of the ends and knot to secure.


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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DIY Sewn Ball Ornament



Supplies Needed:
2 scraps of fabric measuring approximately 6" x 6"
1 pom pom approximately 1.5"
1 tassel
Ribbon 16"
String or yarn approximately 10"
Fiberfill

The printable pattern pieces can be found here.



Instructions:
1. With right sides facing, place two sets of ball pieces together of different fabrics. Sew down one side of the set. For the second set, sew down one of the sides as well but leave an opening in the middle for turning later.

2. Align the two sets together at the remaining sides. Sew all the way around the pieces.

3. Clip any curves and joins, turn right side out, fill with fiberfill and hand stitch closed.

4. Sew the tassel to the pom pom and the pom pom to the bottom of the ball.

5. Knot a 8-10" piece of yarn and tack to the top of the ball. Tie a bow and tack stitch at the bas of the yarn as well.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

DIY Felt Tree Ornament


Supplies needed:
tree felt
trunk felt
star glitter felt
ribbon
floss
fiberfill
Printable pieces can be found here.

Instructions:
1. Tack stitch the stars to the front tree according to the dots on the pattern piece. 
2. Place the two tree pieces together. Slide the trunk in between the two layers and pin to secure. Fold the ribbon in half and slide in the top. Pin to secure.
3. Stitch around the outside of the tree. When you are close to reaching the starting point, stop stitching, fill lightly with fiberfill and then stitch closed.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Giftcard Holder Ornament


Supplies Needed:
Green Felt 9" x 12" sheet
White felt 4" x 6"
Red pom poms or felt balls 1/2" diameter
Ribbon 9"
Six strand floss
Needle and thread


Instructions:
1. Place the white felt on top of each green side. With six strand floss, stitch across the top. 

2. Place the two stocking pieces together and tuck a ribbon end under each side. Pin to secure. Stitch around the outer edge being sure to secure the ribbon ends.

3. Tack stitch pom poms on to the three fringe points as well as the toe.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas

Hello and Happy Holidays! I get lots of questions regarding where to purchase my items and items I have designed so to help you out, I am going to put them all in one place here. There are gifts for the gardener, babies, crafters, and more. Let's get started!

DEMDACO Baby


 

There will be more info to come as we roll out new products, I have been so busy designing, I haven't had time to spread the word about this collection. I LOVE this collection, the quality is amazing. You can see (and purchase) all of the items here at the DEMDACO website. There are baby books, softies, and Mommy and Me scarves, with more products coming soon. The products and artwork were all designed by me for DEMDACO. Check them out.



Studio M

 




There are a lot of different designs of garden and house flags and door decor that  have painted for StudioM. They make it convenient to shop on Amazon if you can't find them at your local garden store. There are even flower pots with my painted sunflowers.

Personalized Pet Flags at Flagology


Do you have a dog lover on your list? Upload your photo and they'll print a flag for you. They also have a snowman design you might recognized from my Jolly Holiday fabric collection. :)

Sizzix Dies


Dies to make softies can be found at the Sizzix website. The Santa, elf, reindeer die is one of my two latest dies. You can see all of them here.


Lamaste Mug by Certified International


If you're at Hobby Lobby this weekend you can find my Lamaste mug in their Llama home goods section. I have my mocha out of it every morning these days.

Jellybean Rugs


Jellybean rugs has several rugs designed by me, currently there is a flamingo rug, and sunflowers rug available.

Books


Stitch Kitsch and Sew Small can be found on Amazon.

Jewelry


I have stocked up my site with handmade jewelry for gifts or a gift for yourself. If you live near Athens, I will be part of a studio sale Dec 8th and 9th. If you want to receive updates or more info you can sign up at this link for Southern Star Studio updates.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

DIY Felt Gnome Ornament


Supplies Needed:
Felt 6" x 6"
Fur 3" x 3"
Felt ball 3/4"
Six strand floss 
Cording approximately 10"

The printable pattern pieces can be found here.



Instructions:

1. Place the felt on top of the back piece. Arrange the hat on top, making sure the top edge of the fur in underneath the hat. Knot the cord and slide in between the felt at the top of the hat. Secure with a pin. Stitch around the hat.

2. Tack stitch the nose on.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DIY Pineapple Ornament




Supplies Needed:
Pineapple fabric scraps or 1/8 yard
Felt for leaves 5" x 5"
Cording or yarn approximately 10"
Fiberfill
Needle and thread

The printed pattern pieces can be found here.


Instructions:
1. Arrange the three leaves in a fan shape. Place the base of them at the top of the pineapple front with the tops facing inward.
2. Knot the cord and place on top of the leaves with the loop facing inward. Arrange the remaining side of the pineapple on top with right sides facing.
3. You might need to tuck in the leaves some, then pin around the outer edge. Sew around leaving and approximately 2" opening along the bottom.
4. Clip the curves turn right side out. Fill with fiberfill and hand stitch closed.


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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Embroidered Poinsettia Ornament


Supplies Needed:
3" embroidery hoop
Red, green, gold floss
6" x 6" fabric
Felt for backing 4" x 4"
Needle and thread
Cording approximately 10"
Transfer pen, pencil or desired method

The printable pattern can be found here.

Instructions:
1. Using the inner hoop, trace the circle on to the felt backing.

2. Transfer the poinsettia pattern to the center of the fabric. Place in the hoop. 

3. Embroider with desired method, I did long running stitches overlapping to completely fill in the design.

4. Once finished, arrange and tighten the hoop so it is centered. Using a needle and thread run a stitch around the edge to gather and pull the fabric to the hoop center. Trim the excess fabric.

5. Sew the circle of felt to the fabric on the back of the hoop.

6. Thread the cord through the hoops screw and tie a knot.

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