Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!
Friday, September 17, 2010
IT'S FALL Y'ALL!
Loving the fall season and just put some fall things in my Etsy Shop with more to come. My leaf pillow is a fun and fast project. Shown below:
I just bought a quarter of a yard of Fall fabric in the leaf print. I drew a free-hand Oak Leaf on the wrong side, folded the fabric over and cut the 2 pieces at the same time. You do not have to be an artist to do this! I stitched around leaving the opening where the stem would be and stuffed the pillow quite fully with polyfill. I sewed the opening together by hand and added the silky brown ribbon cluster. Next I added the buttons on either side for accent. For this pillow, I used a contrasting color so that the pillow could be used on either side.
The pillow measures 15" in length and 14" at the widest point of the leaves. I use cottom quilting thread for all my hand sewing because it is stronger.
Our other Fall project was more difficult. I created the Cornicopia pattern for my husband to cut out of wood and relief carve. Then I painted it in the bright fall colors and he put a coat of clear varnish on it and a sawtooth hanger on the back. This measures 8" X 12" and makes a beautiful wall decoration in your kitchen or dining area. I keep one in my kitchen year round.
If you are not this crafty, go to our Esty shop and you can reasonably purchase one of these. http://etsy.com/shop/ohearn67 we will be adding more fall items now.
Thank you so much for visiting and if you need help with any of the projects, please write and let us know.
Here is a collector pallette card for you to copy and use. Makes a great gift tag for all the crafters or printed out on longer paper it can be used for a book mark. Personalize in your photo program to put a name on it. Enjoy!
I am a grandma and a great grandma! ... I love creating things and crafting. Also, working in the yard, reading, and blogging. I write poetry and am a wildlife photographer. I have moved back home after 28 yrs in SC. I live in a historic town in the Fingerlakes and love it very much. Thank you for visiting and PLEASE leave a comment. I treasure them!