Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas ornament fun!

My grandson was here last weekend and I promised him that I would post photos of the ornaments we made and here they are..........

I bought a couple bags of chenille stems at Michael's - some just fuzzy and some glittery. Sara, our neighbor girl, came over and made ornaments with us. They each made three ornaments and these are Jacob's creations. I showed them how to do the candy cane and bell ornament but the heart trio was his design!! Pretty cool, huh?

I had another project for him to do when we were finished with the ornaments. I took a Christmas panel that was intended to be ironed on a sweatshirt and instead turned it into a Christmas banner. I ironed the fusible web on the panel and had Jacob cut out the smaller pieces and he wanted me to cut out the tree. Then I took a rectangle of heavy red cotton fabric and ironed over an edge 1/2" on all sides and then sewed the white trim around three edges. I folded the top over and using fusible web, ironed it in place to create a pocket for the dowel. Added a ribbon to hang it with and some bells for some holly jolly jingle!! And here's his finished piece.......a nice gift for his mom. We did another project for his mom that I'll share next week.


3 comments:

pegsplace said...

You are an amazing creative grandmother! I have just recently come by your blogs and have been enjoying reading about everything you do! You are an inspiration to me...to me keeping on my path of trying to create with the demands of life! Have you always been so busy?
Later
Peggy

Spanish Princess said...

Did you use the Applique Pressing Sheet? Just joking. I really like it!

desertskyquilts said...

I want a tutorial on Jacob's heart ornament. That is adorable and how great it will be for Valentine's, as well.