Monday, November 28, 2011

I made this garland over the weekend to go with the burlap and muslin stockings listed on Etsy. I hung it on the fireplace to get a pic and fell in love with it! But, business is business, so it is now available for sale!
Each flag is approximately 5" x 6-1/2". They are made from sage burlap with a nautral muslin applique letter, all strung on jute for easy hanging. It looks really great with the burlap stockings.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I've been doing some holiday sewing. These Christmas stockings are made of burlap, serged together with a muslin cuff. I then add some burlap strands and attach driftwood beach buttons. The end look is a primitive, casual, beachy holiday look.

I then took tan burlap and created a sailboat applique using sage and chocolate burlap and a bit of nautral muslin.  Then I did the same thing with fish shapes. I'm using Heat n Bond to attach the appliques. I started with a medium, but went to the Ultra to ensure the appliques are truly 'no sew'.

This is my latest window treatment. It's a valance using a modified version of McCall's pattern 3561. I say 'modified' because the pattern said the max window width could be 50" -- of course my window is 68" so I had to strreettch it :-)  I also shortened the center section quite a bit to allow maximum lighting into this English window.  The fabric is Waverly Imperial Dress with an ivory background and blue, green and yellow. The tassle trim completes the look. I love how it looks against the butter colored wall!