Monday, December 19, 2011

Cross-Stiched Ornaments

You just need ribbon, felt for the backs, twine, many different colors of floss, and cross-stiching material.

Happy Birthday Banner

I saw this at a friend's house.  A sewn happy birthday banner.  I had to make a few.

  Just cut out 15 triangles  each of two kinds of fabric.  Cut out letters or paint on with fabric paint.  I used double sided iron on interfacing to get the fabric letters on the triangles. 
Then I sewed them around the edges to make them secure. 
Then sew two triangles of scrap fabric together leaving the top open.  Turn right side out and pin bias tape to the tops of each triangle in order and sew on each side.  Leave enough on the ends to hang up.

Hand Puppets

Here's a good Christmas craft idea my Mom made us all... Just done felt, ribbon, twine, yarn, and lace. 
Sew around the edges of each puppet leaving the bottoms open.  You insert brown or gray yarn into the donkey before you sew.  Everything else is glued on with a glue gun.  I made the angel hair by winding yellow yarn arond kabob sticks and baking in the oven for five minutes.