& you have the perfect little, last minute, handmade gift.
Sandwich two pieces of felt together and embroider tiny little stars all over to create 2 blankets...
create a pillow just big enough for a mouse to rest his head and add a bit of embroidery. Tuck mouse into the blankets ♥
~*~sweet dreams little one ~*~
*this is a great little "early Christmas gift" ... read Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring , not even a mouse ~ a little incentive to help your little ones settle into bed Christmas Eve*
I absolutely love my Epson label maker ... it has come in handy for so many things!
I've made address labels, and card stickers, printed them out for gift jars and added them to handmade ornaments...
You can choose decorative frames, change the font, add symbols and images ... so I'm always experimenting. For the top of the star box I printed out a sweet sentiment ♥ and for the inside, just above the pillow printed Sweet Dreams xo
There's nothing like looking in your closet and finding it not only neat and tidy, but esthetically pleasing as well. For most of us however, even if our closets are neatly organized, they are compiled of mismatched hangers of various colours, sizes and materials. Plastic hangers with clips for pants, while being practical, are not the prettiest things to look at!
During the holidays, our hall closet gets a good clear out so there is plenty of room for guests coats. A few years ago, I got creative with some hangers and decided to put these in our hall closet just for the holidays.
A simple way to "Dress Up Your Hang Ups" is to make a little coat hanger slip. Embellish any way you like. Not only pretty, but practical as well as the fabric helps keep your clothes from falling off the hanger.
To create your own coat hanger slips, you will need the following:
fabric of your choice
felt for lining (optional)
buttons/pearls/assortment of embellishments
Using your coat hanger as your guide, trace around the shape allowing a 1/4" seam allowance all around.
Cut out and using a sewing machine, stitch along 2 sides leaving a space in the center for the hook to poke through.
Snip along the bends stopping just short of the stitching line.
Embellish any way you like adding ribbons, buttons, lace, rosettes and/or tulle.
You could make 5 hanger slips and stamp on a tag to attach to hanger ~ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ...organizing your week's wardrobe at a glance, or create hanger slips adding a tag for "special outfits" with the event they were worn at Ex: New Year's Eve Dance.
*you will find all of last year's A Vintage Christmas ♥ Comfort & Joy ideas on my sidebar*
We are expecting a big snow fall this evening ... I am cozied up in Sparrow's Studio finishing off some Christmas presents. My craft table is covered with acorns, pinecones, tree bark and twine ... time to make a fresh mug of tea and continue ♥