Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas cards, gift bags & Cracker Snaps

The weather is wonderful at present with some days reaching 27 degrees, Christmas is just around the corner and things need to be done. I have had fun making some Christmas (and general) cards using fabric, fusible webbing and cardstock. I fuse the back of the fabric, cut out the designs and iron them onto the cardstock then use a Pigma pen to "pen stitch" around the designs for emphasis. I sell these in the shop for NZ$2 and they are quite popular. Here are some of the cards
You can make some very easily for yourself, or if you have no time, pop in and buy some from me.
While making the cards I was also thinking about gift bags. I played around with strong plain brown paper and fused some designs to those as well, making a variety of sizes of bag. Here are some designs -

Christmas Cracker Snaps
Would you like to make your own Christmas crackers and have something nice to put inside them. I sell the cracker snaps that give you the 'bang'. There are 10 snaps for NZ$3. They are so easy to make, I can show you how.
Yes, we have had some more new fabric arrive in store. This one is Mr Fix-It NZ$25.40 per metre.
This has 6 different border/row stripes featuring handyman tools and gardening implements. Each strip has a different background colour. Ideal to make a quilt for the man in your life. Could be a row by row quilt, easy peasy or could be used as a border or sashing stripe.

Some gorgeous Japanese inspired fabrics have also arrived in - the colours are so rich and the designs gorgeous.

Make a quilt, wall hanging, cover a canvas, make a cushion, ideal for bags and so much more. Have fun playing with them.
For the Flower Fairy lovers we have a new Flower Fairy Alphabet panel. Only $16 per panel (approx 60cm wide. You could make this into a wall hanging as is or cut them apart and make a lovely quilt.

And here is a close up of the fairies

Thanks for popping by and checking out what is new.

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