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!
‘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:
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?
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!!!
We’re very excited show you our adorable Children’s Christmas Collections – Joy – Let it Snow – Lewis 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.
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.
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!