This week we’re sharing some of our favorite quick-and-easy projects for decorating and giving, ornaments! Holiday ornaments are so versatile; they can be used to decorate a tree or hang in any other place in your home, they can be used to decorate gift packages, given as simple gifts, and even attached to a string or strip of fabric to become decorative holiday garland.
The BERNINA 580 and BERNINA 780 sewing/embroidery machines star in Amanda Murphy’s two new Craftsy classes.
We all love hand making for the holidays, and each Friday from now through the end of the year we are sharing some of our favorite seasonal sewing projects – from decorations to brighten your home to projects that make great gifts. This week we’re sharing some of our favorite projects to dress up your holiday table!
One of my favorite things to do is spend hours on the web seeing what other creative types are doing with their sewing machines. All it takes is to land on one fantastic creation and then there you go—from blog to blog to Pinterest to Flicker to whoops!—down the wormhole! But it’s an inspired trip.
I guess it’s true. All memories are colored the way we’d most like to remember them. Here I’ve applied “color-drenched lenses” to revisit a vintage family photo, then incorporated the resulting images into patchwork pillows.
The photo started out as a tiny 3″ x 5″ group shot of my husband’s Dad and his siblings. His Uncle Carroll and Aunt Joyce were newlyweds of two weeks. By scanning the original and using software to enlarge and crop the image of the couple, I was able to get a usable print.