Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christmas Gift Card Holders

I've been working on some Christmas-themed gift card holders lately, trying to beat the craziness of the holiday season. I love having these on hand because they really dress up gift cards in a cute way, and I have the ability to write a little note inside so it's like a Christmas card combo. 

For the people who ask me to make gift card holders for them, I offer the option of sentiment choices for the front. They look cute enough on their own, but it just adds another level of customization.

As it gets closer to the holidays, I'm sure I'll pump out a bunch more of these. I like to have a lot of variety around for when I need a quick gift. For now, here are the few I finished up.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Double Double Toil and Trouble

These little witches were such a fun stitch. I had this very ornate tin hanging ornament in my stash for awhile and I just knew these witches would be perfect! I mounted them to the front (I like to use batting to make my ornaments a little puffier) and then added the coordinating twist cord around the edges. The twine already came with the tin so I didn't have to fuss with how to attach it cleanly. 

Pattern Details:
"Halloween Year 2 - Double Trouble"
Designer: Homespun Elegance

These witchy sisters remind me of the wooden witches I recently bought at a fair. 

I had to have them. In fact, there was a third witch sister that I'm kicking myself for not buying. I just loved the little pails! I still have no idea where I'm putting them, but they're super cute, nonetheless!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Farm

I can't tell you how much I love this pattern. Besides the fact that it's fall-themed (my favorite), it has the most amazing -- and UNIQUE -- color combinations. I have to admit that when I first kitted up this project and saw the colors together, I questioned the choices a little bit and started playing with some substitutions before ultimately deciding to just trust it. I'm glad I did because they really pop against the fabric! 

Speaking of the fabric, I really wanted to get a color very close to what was pictured in the pattern photo. I had none in my stash so I had a fabric-dyeing Saturday to get a bunch of it together. I'm really happy with the results of it. It's kind of like a sage green/grey combination and it looks really good against the white lettering.

I went with a white distressed fancy plaque for the base and used some basic green fabric I had in my stash for the backing. I tried four different twisted cord color combinations -- including two different oranges and two different lavenders -- before settling on basic white. They just didn't seem to jive some reason. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to put it up!

Pattern details:

"Pumpkin Spice Farm:
Designer: Hands on Design

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Pumpkin Cottage Easel-back

I'm obsessed with these pumpkin cottage designs lately. I always love stitching the cottage pieces from Little House and Country Cottage Needleworks, but the fall-specific cottages are definitely my faves. Sooo cute!

I had finished a similar pumpkin cottage easel-back awhile back and really liked it, but when I saw I changed up the wood pallet to include a more non-traditional fall blue, I really fell in love with it!

The stitched piece was mounted to some brown fabric and then I used DMC #597 to create a twist cord to edge the piece. Then I just added a burlap bow with a cover button. Nice and easy fall finish.

Pattern Details:

"Pumpkin Cottage"
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks

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