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Snowglobe Decorations- How to make them…

I have used the Snowglobes & a pack of hand painted wooden buttons that we stock to create a beautiful Christmas decoration.

you will need:
Snowglobe
Button pack
paper
pencil
compass
Micron or Frixon pen or similar
6” square wadding
6” light weight iron on Vilene
6” square of background fabric
3″ x 6″ piece of fabric to represent snow on the ground (if you’re doing the same button pack as I used)
6” square bondaweb (optional)
6” square card (mount board or two pieces of cereal packet card)
lightbox (optional)
Pritt Stick glue or similar
Sewline Fabric Glue Pen
25cm Ribbon (optional)

1. Using a compass, measure 2 1/4” from the compass point to the pencil & draw a circle onto plain paper.  Cut it out then lay it onto your Snowglobe & fold the bottom of the paper up slightly to match the shape on the snowglobe. Cut the folded bit off. You now have a template for your finished stitchery size.

2.  Choose a suitable pack of buttons (I used the Sleigh, Stars & Sign button pack). Open the pack & carefully remove the buttons, taking care not to spoil the button pack background design.  Lay your template over the button pack background design & position until the design fits centrally on your template piece. (You may need a light box or put your papers against a window to see through it. Trace the design in pen.

3. Cut a piece of background fabric 6” square & iron a piece of light weight iron Vilene onto the reverse of the fabric. Now centre your fabric over the design & trace the design onto your fabric using a Micron or Frixon pen.

4.  Stitch the outline of the design you’ve traced to achieve a similar look to the design on your chosen button pack.  Use your imagination & include sparkly threads where appropriate or bondawebbed fabric if required (don’t forget you need to reverse any design you bondaweb).  (The drawn circle was larger than the template so it won’t show on the finished ornament).

5.  When you’ve finished sew your buttons in place.  Cut a piece of wadding & a piece of card the same size & shape as you paper template (two pieces a cereal packet card glued together is strong enough).  Use Pritt Stick to glue the wadding onto the card.  Cut out your finished stitched design 1/2” larger all the way around than your paper template.  Now position your stitchery design over the wadding & card pieces so it’s centred.  Keeping it in place, carefully turn it over and using your Sewline Fabric Glue pen, glue around the outside and stick the fabric to the back of the card so it’s nice and taught.

6.  When this is dry, glue your design to the centre of the snowglobe & I also added a bow to the bottom of the loop of string it hangs by.

Why not make them as gifts for friends and family!

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Janet Clare’s Mizmaze & Dover

‘Mizmaze’ is a wonderful design which through careful placement of colour and block orientation creates a striking nesting diamond and square geometric effect.

Using traditional patchwork piecing, the techniques are simple to learn, making it suitable for all experience levels.

We love this pattern in its striking colours from Janet Clare’s Geometry range. We also thought if you wanted a little more subtlety in your life, using the Dover range would look gorgeous! Here is a little suggestion on the fabric we would use to substitute the darker version:

 

2m Dark Ocean & 1m Quadrant Euclid – Tonal Dot Grey

1/2m Quadrant Buckminster – Willow Fabric

3/4m Graph Pascal – Damask Mist 

1m Triangle Archimedes – Field floral linen white

1m Grid Archimedes – Dove White

60cm Binding – Willow Ticking Tape

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Sunny Days Bunting Kit with Pre-printed Stitchery Panel & Tilda Fabrics

Put the Sunshine back in your day with this gorgeous Sunny Days Stitchery Bunting Kit. Sunny Days Bunting panels have been designed by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse & has 7 pre-printed stitchery flags & we’ve added 7 Tilda fat 1/8ths for backing, appliqué & extra flags. You can use what’s left to make scrappy bunting tape. A DMC thread pack is separately & why not embellish with a few buttons?
 

Click here to find the Sunny Days Bunting Kit

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COMPETITION TIME

Competition Time!!! To win a kit of the “Dancing Shoes” from the 12 Days of Christmas range by Corinne Lapierre, go to our Facebook or Instagram Page and post a picture of something relating to the 12 Days of Christmas, so it could be a pair of your dancing shoes, a drummer drumming, swans a swimming, etc! It’s a bit of fun and we’ll choose the winner on Friday 13th November!   GoodLuck!!!

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Introducing Children’s Christmas Collections

We’re very excited show you our adorable Children’s Christmas Collections – JoyLet it SnowLewis and Irene Christmas – with bright beautiful colours, metallic hints and and very cute characters. Look out for the Advent Calendars and Panels that match these collections.

Patterns & Kits Mentioned:

Let it Snow Log Cabin Quilt

Forest Friends Advent

Joy Advent

Winterwood Characters Panel

Luna Lapin Making new Friends Book

Corinne Lapierre Christmas Felt Kits

Thanks for watching – let us know if you like these video’s!

 

 

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Introducing Country Christmas Fabric Collection from Bunny Hill

Introducing you to the adorable Christmas collection from Bunny Hill – Country Christmas – In Scandinavian Greys, Reds and Creams this range has really cute characters, Christmas trees and beautiful stripes and snowflakes.

Patterns & Kits Mentioned:

Country Christmas Pre-Cuts and Bundles

Country Christmas Sampler Wall Hanging

Etoile de Noel Pattern & Kit

Deck the Halls – The Birdhouse

The Bee Company Christmas House

Corinne Lapierre Christmas Felt Kits

Thanks for watching – let us know if you like these video’s!

 

 

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Introducing Makower’s Scandi 2020 Fabric Collection

 

We love this years Scandi 2020 Fabric range. Full of all our favourite deer characters in bright Christmas reds, greys and creams. This Video looks at loads of gorgeous projects, pattern and kits you can make with the fabric!

Patterns & Kits Mentioned:

Scandi Sampler Pattern & Kit

Scandi 2020 Advent Panel & Kit

The Trapezette Dress

Scandi Panel Cushion

Scandi Deer Cushion

Santa Door Hanging

Mouse in a Stocking

Thanks for watching – let us know if you like these video’s!

 

 

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Introducing Lynette Anderson’s Scandinavian Christmas 2 – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Lynette Anderson’s Scandinavian Christmas II Collection Introduction. This Video looks at loads of gorgeous projects, pattern and kits you can make with the fabric!

Patterns & Kits Mentioned:

Friends for Christmas Block of the Month Quilt & Wooden Buttons

Flying Santa Table Runner

Snowmen make me Smile

Winter Playground Panel

Christmas eve Cushion

Waiting for Santa

An Angels Wish Book

The Christmas Box

Hollyberry House

 

Thanks for watching – let us know if you like these video’s!