Showing posts from December, 2017

Pocket Angels

It's time for one last project before taking my annual holiday break.  December sure is flying by, isn't it?  I've been collecting the pockets from old jeans for a while and finally decided on a project.   After cutting the pocket from the jeans, I cut away the back, so all that was left was the front and the stitched edge.  I started by gathering the pocket in an accordian fold. Next, I used some heavy thread and ran a stitch through all the layers a couple of times, then wrapped the thread around the outside and tied it off. A wood ball was glued on for the head and the outside edges were sewn together.  A piece of lace was tied around the middle and some scrapbook embellishments created a halo.   A small fabric poinsettia was added for a little color and the angel was done. Since I had the materials, I made a few more. I still have some more pockets left, so I'll need to think of more ideas for them.  What have you used pockets for?  I'd love

Pallet Angels

Welcome back!  Thanksgiving flew by (Hope you had a great one) and it's December already - time for a Christmas project! I've seen some primitive angels on Pinterest, but I wasn't crazy about the wings, so I decided to design my own.  I drew and cut-out my patterns, then got to work with my jigsaw.   All of the pieces were sanded, painted and distressed.  Screws were used to attach the wings and the angels were done. As I looked at them, I felt they were missing something, so I added a pearl halo. A quick and easy project for Christmas...not sure where they're going yet, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.   What Christmas projects have you been up to? Linking to: Saturday Shuffle Snickerdoodle Bouquet of Talent Sundays At Home Sunday's Best That DIY Party Happiness is Homemade Handmade Monday Dishing It & Digging It Over the Moon Inspire Me Monday Motivational Monday Merry Monday Amaze Me Monday Show & Tell Tuesdays