I’ve been looking through some of my squirrelled away stashes for this year long 52 weeks of creativity project – stickers, fabric etc bought on a whim just because I love them, rather than having an end use in mind and trying to work them into a make of some kind.
…Many a business ‘guru’ out there will be wincing as buying supplies in this way is most definitely not cost effective, but i’m sure many of my making peers will be nodding along whilst taking a surreptitious peek over their shoulder as some favourites tucked away ‘just in case!’
The focal point of this week make is from just such a piece of fabric – bought many, many moons ago during a trip to Sweden to see the Northern Lights – alas I didn’t see the light display but I did bag this amazing fabric!
A quick nose around online to find the maker tells me that it is now discontinued so it’s just become that bit more special to me!
Here we have a Scandinavian Father Christmas motif printed onto lovely thick linen fabric which I have hand stitched on to a piece of white cotton embellished with iridescent snowflakes. This has then been mounted onto soft red wool felt which I have pimped with glittery film sourced from Felted Fancies Supplies.
…Let me digress for a minute this stuff (which is available in a rainbow of colours) is THE BOMB for anyone wanting to add a bit of sparkle to their projects – you can iron it on to any fabric…totally bloody brilliant and I have no doubt i’ll be using it elsewhere! (must resist the urge to glitter EVERYTHING!)
Right back to this pennant – because it’s a Christmas make and thus I believe there is no such thing as ‘too much’ I’ve also added a pom-pom trim (also sourced from Felted Fancies) and stitched a sweet little bell on to Santa’s hat.
If you would like to own one of these then you can purchase one via my website here. Please bear in mind numbers are limited due to the fabric being discontinued, so once they’re gone, they are gone!