Thursday, December 10, 2015

My muse returned

My muse left me for awhile. I'm not making cards this year, or gifts, or tags. I did get a little creative with my Christmas wrapping though.
 I bought some brown kraft paper for wrapping, and then I found my wrapping paper and used that up. I started wrapping my presents for friends last night, and thought it would be fun to do a little something different with it.
My original plan was to stamp on the paper, but I thought this was cuter. I added some burlap ribbon, some vintage trim and some vintage bits on top of that. I just glued the loops to each other and not the packages, thought it would be easer to unwrap.
 This one has some toile I got in a swap, I don't know if it's old, the pin someone gave me.
 This one is blue velvet and a pin I bought.
 This one is a thicker lace and a sparkly snowflake.
 I like this one the best, I think it's the most Christmasy, it's red velvet ribbon and a broken pin.

My muse did come back last week and I got sucked up in making a few patchwork quilt like pieces.
 This one is in different kinds of fabric with different shades of green.
This one I haven't sewn down yet, everything is sheer and I think I really need to borrow a sewing machine to sew it. I probably won't sew them down in blocks, maybe I'll do a little freeform stitching.

I'm kinda stuck on these two. My original thought to was to make two stockings, but the stocking background was just too big for the sheer piece. I also thought I'd make them pockets (like a stocking), but I don't know if I want to do that anymore. I wanna do some kind of embellishment on them, but I don't know what.

Anyone have any ideas?

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