Friday, 9 November 2012

Sew Seasonal Tree Decoration

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop
I love this button created by Alyce - look at that hanging star!
Welcome to my little stop on the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop. I am sharing it with Beth from Plum and June today.  (She is the sociable mind behind the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop - now it in its last 2 weeks!)

If you've missed any others here is the schedule:

1st November: Kristy from Quiet Play & Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts
2nd November: TBA & Jane from Where Jane Creates
3rd November: Susan from Patchwork N Play & Kelsey from Kelsey Sews
4th November: Janice from Better Off Thread & Erin from Missy Mac Creations
5th November: Lucy from Charm About You & Rebecca from Making Rebecca Lynn
6th November: Charlotte from Lawson and Lotti & Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
7th November: Jess from the Elven Garden & Cindy from Live a Colorful Life
8th November: Elaine from Dashasel Sews & Kelly from Jeliquilts
9th November: Beth from Plum and June & Fiona from Finding Fifth
10th November: Juliet from Tartan Kiwi & Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches
11th November: Taryn from Pixels to Patchwork & Anorina from Samelia's Mum
12th November: Megan from Jaffa Quilts & Jane from QuiltJane 
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins

This hop comes from the productive minds of Kristy from Quiet Play and Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts. Some of my favourite bloggers are in that list above. Their fabulous 13 paper pieced and 12 rotary cut blocks by the girls are FREE on Craftsy but only for another 7 days.

You can use them to join in the fun to create something Sew Seasonally fabulous, by the end of the month, and be in the running for some generous prizes. Some of the judges are famous

It would not be hard to whip something up. My little project took less than an hour to sew up on the machine (apart from the embroidery detail). So here it is...

Embroidered Tree Decoration
I used Block 1 from the Ornamental designs by Alyce.

It is the simplest of the 12 blocks. Here's a visual of assembly.
My son, Duncan, did the hand embroidery of the gingerbread men last month. It is his first ever finish so I wanted to make it special. This pattern comes from Aneela Hooey's NEW book 'Little Stitches'.

Visual Tutorial - NB the embroidery block already had fusible wadding attached to the back.
Duncan's tree ornament sits nicely with these two that I repurposed from the Zakka Style book. (No use for Happy Couple Handwarmers when it can hit 40 degrees celcius on Christmas Day in Australia!)

I'd like to embroider the kid's names and '2012' onto each one.

Also linking up to....

A Bowl Full of Lemons


  1. Love it! Such a sweet tree ornament - and special with Duncan's embroidery on it!

  2. Those gingerbread men on the back of your bauble are fab - well done!!!

  3. That is so cute - what a great idea! And your son's embroidery is awesome!

  4. Very sweet! Adding the children's names is a nice touch!

  5. sweet! I like the reuse of hand warmers.

  6. Such a cute way to make ornaments for everyone!

  7. Oh WOW - these are just gorgeous. Love the personal touch to tree decorations.

  8. Aw, very sweet! I love that your little man sews :)


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