Felt & Felting

Posy Applique Block

 

Thanks to Christy's suggestion over at Sweet Tidings, I turned my outdoor Wall Flower into a cute Posy Applique Block. I know I'm always saying that "this was designed for a 6" x 6" block but the pattern can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs". This is living proof, that even the smallest design can be scaled up, or visa versa. The Posy on the front of our house is over 6' tall and the same design has been scaled down to a measly 6"! Also, for those of you concerned about your stitching... the blanket stitch and straight stitches on this flower are meant to be irregular... just like a real flower... so throw caution to the wind and enjoy some totally carefree stitching! You can find the pattern here or over in our FREE Applique Patterns. Enjoy!

1] 6 inches
2] 6 feet

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Tree Applique Block

 


As I said in my last blog, my mind and body have gone outside!  As the leaves on the trees begin to unfurl, I'm looking forward to the shade they provide. The Dragonfly Garden on the south side of our house is in the sun all day long. But right on the edge of the garden, there is our Fairy Forest. Often, after toiling in the garden, I wander off to sit in the shade of the Fairies' trees. This little applique reminds me of the trees and shade that soon awaits me! This applique was designed for a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The pattern for the Tree Block Applique is available in here and our FREE Applique Pattern section. Enjoy!  

Felt Flower Garland for Gnome or Dollhouse

Materials:

Scraps of wool felt
Embroidery floss
Pattern

Cutting out felt:
1] Make copy of pattern.
2] For each flower cut out 1 flower, 1 center and 2 leaves. (Note: the pattern has many flowers, centers and leaves. For a real quick cut out, tape individual flower pattern to felt. This keeps the pattern flat instead of pinning. Each pattern can be reused a couple of times, then just grab a new pattern piece, taping and cutting.) Also, remember that all flowers in nature are different so you needn’t be overly precise when you are cutting out the pieces.

Refer to the pattern for assembly:
1] Overlap one leaf over the other.

2] Center a flower over the leaves.

3] Center the center on the flower.

4] Using 6 strands of floss sew the pieces together my making an “X” on the flower center. Be certain that you are going through all 4 layers of felt. (Center, flower and 2 leaves) Make as many flowers as you’d like.

5] To assemble the garland, overlap the leaf of one flower over the leaf of another flower. Using 2 stands of floss, tack the 2 leaves together. Continue adding flowers until you reached the desired length.

Now, go decorate the house of your favorite wee folk!

 

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Felt Flower Garland...or, hmmm...a Necklace!

Although I made this very easy garland for the gnome house, Fairy picked it up, wrapped in around her neck and said, "Oh, Gammy, this is a beautiful necklace." Hmmm, yes, that was my plan... garland for the gnomes, necklace or bracelet for Fairy! Okay, that wasn't my plan, but I love it when designs can be used for more than one thing! If you decide to make it into a necklace, I would suggest making it a choker since the back isn't finished. To make the choker simply size the garland, then add a clasp on the back.

The pattern and instructions are included in the FREE Open Patterns section. If you'd like to do this project with younger children, you can glue it together with a fast drying crafters' glue. We ran the garland along the bridge, but it could be scalloped around a gnome or dollhouse. Enlarge the pattern to decorate a valance or to make a stencil. Enjoy!

Spring Gnome Sleeping Bag

Spring may bring with it warming days and flowers, but the nights can still get mighty chilly in The Thicket. But just because the gnomes may still need sleeping bags, there's no reason they can't be light and springy! These 2 sleeping bags use bright, cheerful colors, and the heart and flowers speak spring! Follow the general directions in our FREE Crafting Club Patterns for The Gnome Sleeping Bags with this Spring Sleeping Bag Pattern. Your gnomes will sing your praises. Enjoy!

 
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