Sunday, 21 November 2010

A bit of Christmas stitching

I used to do quite a bit of stitching......but not so much recently.....what with all the papercrafting......not to mention my sewing machine going up in a puff of smoke.....a very large puff of smoke.....a 'very nearly' evacuate the house type puff of smoke!!!!!
Then I found this in the shed........looking very sad and bare......and decided it needed transforming.
 I bought a pack of 8 red and green check fat quarters for £1 at a boot sale in the summer........just perfect for some pairs of hearts........I bondawebed a small calico heart in the centre of one.......and added a button and some baker's twine. 
They were then sewn.....and a little stuffing added.....I wanted a sort of 'shabby chic' country style.
I twisted a little raffia round the wreath........and then attached the hearts with mini wooden pegs......voila.....finished.......and what I really like is.......it's not just for Christmas.....but could be left up all year.


28 comments:

furrypig said...

Ooh that is sooo cute and can be used all year round I love it! xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Really nice! Someone just left a big box of these at the Studio door this week, and I"ve bben contemplating what to do with them.
Rinda

Heather said...

lovely Jacky well done :))

Rhona said...

I love your wreath, totally my style - I love the country look!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is gorgeous, love the style and the colours and the way you've reused things and the whole simplicity of it.

pinky said...

Wow what a lovely idea and certainly cheers that little wreath up no end. Just goes to show no matter what we buy we will use it at some stage, just need to convince or other halves lol.
Pinky

Lauren Hatwell said...

How lovely. This is just perfect for Christmas. Lx

SarahLP said...

Awww, this is beautiful! LOVE that shabby rustic style! And this reminds me I have some red and green fat quarters tucked away somewhere waiting for me to use them..

Karen said...

Jacky, this is wonderful! I love the colors and the way you embellished the hearts. My machine went up in a large (very smelly) puff of smoke last year. Fortunately the repairman was able to fix it. I'm still not sure exactly what burned up.

Amy said...

You are far too clever for me Jacky! :-) This has turned out so beautifully and I love the colours with the natural wreath.

Liberty :) said...

such a lovely transformation Jacky! Love the colours in the material!

Kristel said...

Woww what a great idea!! It loks gorgeous Jacky!
Hugs Kristel

Kathyk said...

A smashign transformation and, as you say, not just for Christmas

Kathyk

Cheri said...

great work Jacky! Now I'm curious...did you replace the sewing machine? Or are the hearts hand-stitched. I tried to look close on the photos and just have to say if that is hand-stitching, then you should be a quilter!

Sian said...

I love the gorgeous Country Living feel you've given this Jacky. Beautifully done. Don't like the sound of that sewing machine related near miss though!

Rachel B said...

Ooh I love this Jacky, it's lovely! :)

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous

Cheryl said...

That is just too cute Jacky love it x

Deb said...

Super cute, Jacky! I love it. xo

Becky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Really love it, well done :)

Gez said...

Oooh absolutely gorgeous.xx

Stephanie said...

You should start stitching more often Jacky - I would pay good money for something so gorgeous *love it* xxx

Giselle said...

Who needs a sewing machine when they can make something this cute by hand - it's lovely Jacky!

humel said...

Oh Jacky, this is lovely!! I've just been having a catch up on your blog; as soon as you were back in blogworld I was absent myself! But it's been great to see your beautiful projects, to hear your daughter's good news on the job front (please pass on my congratulations) and to admire the creations of the children in your little craft class, that sounds so much fun! xx

Kathyk said...

Oh my what a lovely lot of comments on your Christmas wreath. Pop back over to my blog when you've a mo as I've left you a little something
Kathyk

Cherry said...

Wow Jacky that is sooo clever and beautiful stitching. Love the idea and the colours. What a beautifully finished wreath to decorate your home.

Hugs Cherry XXX

Katiejane said...

Oh Jacky that is fabulous! Your tallents obviously do not stop at papercraft! You have done a wonderful job, I love it :)
Katie x
Shame about your sewing machine :(

Dora said...

This is so nice Jacki, lovely piece of work xx