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September 2018

Snowman Snowball

It's always fun planning for new Christmas/Winter decorations.  It's no secret that I love snowmen and this year decorations will include snowman snowballs!  They are soft and plushy and have the cutest whimsical faces embroidered on them.  As an option, you can add personalized hats, too.  I went with the hat option for the full effect.  I found the snowman face embroidery patterns online.  The pattern includes the "wedge" pattern required to create the actual snowball.

The results are adorable!  I think I went a little too large on the name but overall it was a quick and easy sew!  How fun would a pile of these adorable snowballs be arranged in a bucket or basket for the holidays?!  Too cute!

That's it for today!  Til next time, Keep Krafting!






Snowan Snowball



Halloween Mode Continued

I love sewing, especially at Halloween.  When my kids were young, I'd make their costumes and my son, especially, always looked forward to it.  He'd dress up and couldn't wait to get to school for the parade where he would proudly show off his costume.  My kids are grown now and  the costume making days are gone.  However, it's still my favorite time of year!

I satisfied my desire to sew something festive by creating a small youth-size cinch backpack that would be a great way for kids to carry their candy haul on that spooky eve!  Wanting to incorporate a little bit of sublimation into the sewing, I pressed a design on a piece of poly canvas and then used that as a starting point for the backpack.  Sewing the backpack was really easy and in an hour or so, I was done.  I was, however, surprised at the amount of cording needed.  I used 3 yards for a youth size which in my estimation would be perfect for a 4-6 year old.

 I know many parents would prefer their childrens' names not be visible just as a safety measure but I did leave room at the bottom in the event personalization was requested.

Hopefully I can find some young child who can make use of the treat bag!

That's all for now!  Keep Krafting!

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