Christmas Pictures

Christmas-Photograph

I have not been posting much this past couple of weeks; I have been staying very busy here working on custom sewing orders, many that have to be shipped to reach their destinations by Christmas.  I have managed to do a little Christmas decorating, although have yet to put up my tree.  And the weather has been so cold here (ok cold for a southern girl), that it has made me quite happy to be indoors sewing and sipping warm apple cider!

Here’s one simple and inexpensive idea for Christmas decorating that I tried several years ago.  I happened to be shopping in Target and came across some really pretty Christmas gift bags.  I thought they were so pretty, with all their sparkle, that rather than use them to hold gifts I chose to frame one of them instead.  A 50% discounted black frame from Michaels was all I needed to have the perfect Christmas themed picture for my mantle.  So quick and easy!

Scarecrow & Gracie

Final-Gracie-&-Scarecrow

The Wizard of Oz??

Taken when Gracie was very young.  I think she thought this scarecrow…straight from the Wizard of Oz…was the real thing!  I did the life-size face transfer using products from Michaels, applying the ‘face’ to some muslin fabric.  I then sewed a back fabric section to the finished face and fitted all around a styrofoam head, pinning in place as needed.  I then made the costume, stuffed with straw and placed my finished scarecrow on the front porch.  My own Toto and scarecrow!!

Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone!