|I love this button created by Alyce - look at that hanging star!|
If you've missed any others here is the schedule:
2nd November: TBA & Jane from Where Jane Creates
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 DecorationI 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.
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