Friday, 6 November 2009

Weekend Achievements - Ornaments

I've been really busy trying out some of the tutorials I've linked to in my side bar. First up: Christmas Stars and little house ornaments.



I love how both of these turned out, so I made the easier one (the star) multiple times to add to my Christmas gifts this year. They pretty much make themselves and I didn't have any problems whatsoever following the tutorial and getting a similar looking product.

I've had a hard time finding decorative buttons though... all the ones I could find were plastic and ugly, so I'll keep on looking for buttons and other alternatives for the center. Or I just perfect my centers to the point where I don't need decoration :)

I loved the house ornament too, though the pattern made a bit of a wonky house. I'll probably change it slightly for the next ones, but have a great project idea already - it has to do with St. John's, Newfoundland and the beautiful coloured houses you can find there...


Anne at Film and Thread said...

The house is SO cute!

Some day we hope to do a boat trip up the St. Lawrence seaway and maybe we will get to see Newfoundland!

Crispy said...

I just love when a quilter does a tutorial, even if it's something I would never with a sewing machine :0)