With my few Thanksgiving days off, I've been busy in the "workshop" (for around this time of year, I don my "Else Elf" persona).
For example, above is a finished and embroidered calendar I'm going to send my Godmother. I bought the printed panel from SeptemberHouse on Etsy, then added my own stitching and finishing. It will be a Christmas gift. :)
For Thanksgiving, I used my new Silhouette Cameo cutter to cut out these tiny paper houses and trees as a gift for my sister-in-law (she hostessed). I put electric tea light candles inside. I really think these are adorable--I'll have to make myself a set!
Finally, while messing around with some fabric hexagons, I came up with the idea of assembling some of them together to make a little wreath. I left the center empty, then hung a faceted bead from the bottom. I think this ornament would look nice on the tree or in a window. Of course, the center could have a hexagon in it, too, maybe with a bit of embroidery?
Hexagon Wreath Ornament Instructions
- Make 12 hexagons in fabrics of your choice.
- Whip stitch them together, making two flower shapes with the center empty.
- Using a ladder stitch and leaving the hexagon paper forms inside, carefully sew the two hexagon flowers together. You'll have to sew the outside edge AND the inner "donut hole."
- Using pearl cotton thread, make a hanger at the top, then string a large, faceted bead (or any trinket--why not?) from the bottom. I suppose you could even hang the bead or crystal in the center.
- Hang and admire!
Add a fabric bow to the wreath, or embellish any way you choose!
Well, from the workshop, that's it for now, friends! Have fun crafting this December!