Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hello there! :) Before I share a short little tutorial with you...I'm excited to announce that I'm over at Dondalee's today sharing my "Oh Deer" artwork! Stop on by today and say hi!

I finally finished my Christmas tree garland this past week which took an eternity to make.  I kind of wanted it to resemble a kite tail with lots of bows (my favorite thing of course)! :)

Did you know Amazon sells charm packs?! Well they do, and it made me a pretty happy girl when I saw...

Little Apples by Aneela Hoey for Moda! 
I've had my eye on this charm pack for a while because it has the perfect combination of Christmas colors: aqua, red, green, grey and white! So I snatched it up lickity split! ;) I think E was excited too! When it arrived, she kept shouting: "I need my fabrics! I need my fabrics!" Well... there's no questioning whose daughter that little girl is!

To make the bows:

1.  Fold your 5 inch square in half, wrong sides together, forming a rectangle.
2. Sew around the entire folded rectangle, leaving a 2 inch gap at the bottom.
3. Turn the rectangle right side out.
4.  Press it with your iron.
5.  Sew a top stitch around the rectangle to close the gap shut.
6. Pinch your rectangle in the center.

7. Take a needle and embroidery floss and feed the needle through the pinched center.

8. Wrap your embroidery floss around the center a few times.

9. Attach your bow to your garland string by wrapping the remaining embroidery floss around it and tying it off at the back, making sure you thread your needle up through your string so that the bow is completely attached.  :)

And your finished! 

Here's a little sneak peek of my Christmas tree for you lovelies: 

Happy Thursday and Happy Crafting! :) 
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Janny said...

I love your pictures Sierra! You have a way of capturing the moment.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Oh, Sierra, that bow garland is DARLING!! The fabric is perfect. Your Christmas ornaments look lovely!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

The bow tie/kite garland is fab! And guess what? YOU'RE awesome, too! ;)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ha-ha! My word verification on the comment above was "phazoomy"! I think I'll make that my word of the week! As in, "That was just totally phazoomy!" Ha-ha!

Unknown said...

The orns are so cute, I love the mini spools, just precious. winks, jen

The CSI Girl said...

This is so great!!! I would love for you to share this on the CSI Project this week. The theme is ornaments. Come by everyday to see a tutorial. Then link up starting Wednesday at midnight!!!!
We have a great giveaway too!

Dee, the CSI girl

ElleSee said...

I absolutely adore your stuff! That deer artwork...too cute! And the snow globe ornament...genius! I also really liked your snow globe tutorial over at the other blog. I'll definitely have to make my own :)

WhyCuzICan said...

Lovin' all of these darling ornaments! Wowsers! Thanks for the inspiration:D

Visiting via: TT &J linky party,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

Rhonda @ home.made. said...

That little bow garland is adorable... and so is the teensy tree snow globe ornament that I clicked on at TT&J!

Rhonda @home.made.

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

Aww I adore your little projects! :) I'm the same way with creating different little crafts and getting inspiration from pinterest, etsy, other blog sites, and from my own creativity! I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to seeing your future posts :)

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