Friday, December 13, 2013

A Little Reindeer Love!

Who doesn't love a reindeer....I can't get enough of them myself.    I made a sweet little boy a reindeer hooded towel for a December surprise.  The reindeer hooded towel tutorial is located on Crazy Little Projects blog.  She has several versions...all just as cute as the reindeer.  I made the frog hooded towel for this same little boy awhile back.  He's going to have a collection by the time I get finished!  I love all the cute designs.

I did the antlers a little different than the tutorial.
I used felt and double stitched around the edges, 
stuffed with polyfil and inserted like the tutorial.

I painted him a reindeer shirt also.  I recently painted him a turkey shirt for Thanksgiving so I guess he will have a collection of seasonal shirts too!  Love having a little bitty to craft for....I miss those days.
 I used acrylic paint and added Textile medium 
to each color to make it washable. 
Cover the design with a pressing cloth after it 
dries and iron the design to set the paint.

I used the fabric markers to outline the details.

Detail makes all the difference!
Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

Christmas Tree Goes Urban Chic!

It's never too late to start a new tradition.  My sis decided she didn't want her traditional tree this year.  Her children are older and no grands just yet...hopefully soon for her sake!  She found the unfinished wooden tree form at our local Goodwill store.   It has a section devoted to refurbishing and selling handmade things along with the donated items.  She had a vision and made it happen...she called her tree style Urban Chic here goes.  She sent me the pics from her phone during her progress and I am proud to show off her hard work.

 After painting each level of the tree with acrylic paint
 she wrapped the middle section with rope starting at the top. 
 She laid the rope down and began wrapping 
over the starting rope in order for it to stay.  
She did the same at the bottom, tucking the loose ends under. 

She added several strings of lights, a star at the top, 
several clip on peacock ornaments and
two strings of glass bulbs strung on jute. 
She sat it on a small bench on her screened porch
 and attached it to the wall between two nails 
so it wouldn't fall forward.  
Super cute idea and she did a fabulous job!
You go Sistergirl!

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