Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas is Coming....!!!!

....and I'm getting very motivated with regards to creating a bit of holiday cheer around our house!!! I've been making a lot of sweet things from my new book, Tilda's Julehus, by Norwegian designer, Tone Finnanger. It's full of wonderful ideas which I've been very busy with!! This is a plate of yummy apples!! They're just cloth, but still are very delicious-looking!!!! I've made three dozen of these, by the way!!! :o)

I've also made 36 of May Britt's pincushions which I thought I'd let double as ornaments for the tree...I added a string to hang them with!!! I may also thread some of them together with the apples and create a nice little garland! I've used a lot of mother-of-pearl buttons from my collection...I think they add a nice touch. These little pin-cushions/ornaments are actually quite addictive to make! You can get into quite a rhythm winding the string around the buttons!! I had some DMC pearl cotton which I used for this.


And this is one of the little angels...also from Ms. Finnanger's book. I chose to make her hair a bit on the wild side!!! I still need to attach her wings! I'm currently working on three more of these little ladies for Christmas gifts. Very fun to do!!! She measures about 19 inches from head to toe and is supported on a little wooden stand. I am considering making the large version of this angel to welcome guests in our entry hall. I'm just in love with these little gals!!!



7 comments:

Simonetta said...

Marvelous your jobs for Christmas. Compliments!Ciao ciao

May Britt said...

WOW you have been very busy making apples and pincushions. You have used such beautiful fabrics on them. Why are red and white so difficult to find here LOL
And that angel is so cute. I have that Tilda book on my wish list for christmas. And I told DS and DD and hubby about it LOL

Knot Garden said...

The apples and pincushions look lovely. All that red and white is so Christmassy. You do really nice work!

cathicrafts said...

I love all the Tilda stuff too!

Che Birba said...

It's all lovely!!

Laura from Italy

dreamdancer said...

I love your apples!!!! they look soo artsy and I wanna learn make them too =)

Lisa said...

gorgeous projects.beautiful fabrics.