Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Maggie and Quincy Bear Applique Quilt with Jennifer Jangles


Hey, Hey!

I am back today with another fun project you can make with my new line of Sizzix Dies. This quilt is made with the Large Quincy and Maggie Die. 

It's nine blocks, each with an applique bear. I used Kona Solidas for the solid blocks and went to town using up all of my scraps from previous fabric lines. Ther's some Extraordinary World, Strawberry Festival, and Everyday Fun all in this quilt.


Cutting the bears out is a whiz when you are using a die.


It's a lot of fun mixing and matching the fabrics to get those scrappy bears.


Once they are ironed on I stitched around the edge uaing a blanket stitch, it's my favorite for applique. You could always use a zig zag stitch as well.


You could always cut out another bear and make a matching softie along side, because that would make a super cute baby gift. I gave one of these just the other day.


Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Boo Boo Helper Bear with Jennifer Jangles


Hi, Hi! I am back today with another project you can make with my new line of Sizzix Dies. This project uses the Small Maggie and Quincy Die. There's not much of a tutorial for this one because you follow the same instructions for making a bear. The only difference is that you fill the bear with rice.

The rice can be heated or frozen to help with your little ones boo boo's.  Wouldn't these be fun to stitch up for a craft fair or holiday bazaar? 


Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday Coloring Tags



Every year I enjoy giving you a new printable gift tag to use with your wrapping. This year’s tags are coloring tags. Have fun with your markers and pencils filling in the tags. Make it a family affair and get the whole family coloring tags while you drink hot chocolate.



Once the tags are colored, cut out around the outer line and punch a hole for string. Another option is to print them on full sheet label paper, and then when you cut the tags out, you’ve got stickers for your packages.




I would love to see what you make, tag me on Instagram or post your project to my Facebook page will ya?

Enjoy!



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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

DIY Animal Christmas Ornaments with Jennifer Jangles


I've been on a bit of an ornament making kick around here. That's no surprise because this happens every year about this time. Maybe you heard that I have designed some new dies for Sizzx? You can read about it here on the blog. I knew I had to turn the Bear/Bunny/Cat die into ornaments.



The animals are made just as the softies are so you can follow along with the free project that comes with your die. There's a video here. Before you sew the two bodies together, add a string loop. If you forget you could always tack stitch it to the top of it's head later. 


For the scarf, take a piece of fabric approximately 10" x 3" and fold the long sides in a 1/2" and press. Fold in half again and press. Stitch across each short side 3/4" in from the raw edge. Clip the end to make fringe. Tie the scarf around the neck.

Enjoy!




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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Cake Embroidered Ornament




Looking for a small gift this season? Do you love making gifts and wish you had more time? Here’s the perfect gift to make if you are on the go.

You can find the pattern for the Christmas cake here.

Transfer your pattern using your favorite method. Once it transferred you are ready to stitch. The printable pattern has the stitch guide and floss recommendations if you want to stitch it exactly as shown.

To finish, first make sure the screw mechanism is at the top of the hoop, the fabric is pulled snug, and the screw is tightened.  Trim the fabric from the edges. You can glue a felt backing onto the hoop if you would like to hide the back of the stitching Tie a ribbon through the top screw mechanism. Hand stitch a bow onto the fabric just below the screw.


If you would like to try embroidery and don’t know where to begin, start here with my stitch a long.

I would love to see what you make, tag me on Instagram or post your project to my Facebook page will ya?

Enjoy!




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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DIY Dream Catcher


Dream catchers were made by Native Americans to catch bad dreams.


Supplies:

Embroidery Hoop, any size, mine is 6”
Fabric torn into 1” strips
2 Pieces of felt 2” x 5”
6 strand embroidery floss
Assorted beads and buttons
Glue or needle and thread

Instructions

1. Start at wrapping the hoop with the strips of fabric. When one ends, overlap it with the next strip and keep wrapping. When you get back to where you started, wrap the fabric several times. Glue or stitch the end in place.

2. Take the embroidery floss and tie in a knot around the hoop.  Stretch the floss across to the other side of the hoop and wrap the floss a few times to secure. Continue stretching and wrapping the floss around the hoop. Stop every now and then to string on a bead or a button.

3. Using the feather pattern, cut out two feathers.

4. Take approximately a yard of floss, Tie it around the hoop at the bottom of the catcher leaving equal amounts of floss on each side of the hoop.


5. String a couple beads onto each of the ends of floss.  Trim the floss to where you would like it to end and tie a feather to each of the ends.


I would love to see what you make, tag me on Instagram or post your project to my Facebook page will ya?

Enjoy!







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