We love Etsy, it’s filled with handmade joy. We’ve been allowed to rummage through their blog archives and share our findings with you. This month’s article is a bit of seasonal stitchy fun!
We’ll be crafting in a winter wonderland with this week’s How-Tuesday post. Jessica Marquez from Miniature Rhino is here to lead you through a project glittering with seasonal cheer from her beautiful new book, Stitched Gifts.
A winter snowfall is something I never thought I’d look forward to. Growing up in perpetually sunny Southern California, I hardly experienced the seasons – I thought winter ended in December when all the TV programs stopped airing their holiday shows. When I moved to upstate New York, I learned that this is not at all the case. While I may never fully acclimate to blustery winters, I do love the snow. Nothing is more seasonal for me than white, blanketed streets and snowy days. Celebrate the season with this little snowflake ornament, and if you’re on the sunnier side of things, these will help you create your own little bit of winter. You can also find a ornament kit with all the materials you need to make this project in my Etsy shop.
You Will Need:
Pencil and eraser
Extra Fine Point Sharpie
Transfer method (transfer paper or tear-away stabilizer suggested; see pattern instructions)
Water-soluble pen or hot iron transfer pen (optional)
3″ (7.5 cm) embroidery hoop
5″ x 5″ (12.5 x 12.5 cm) square of fabric, ironed
4″ x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) piece of Sulky Stiffy, or Pellon Stitch-N-Tear stabilizer (optional)
Embroidery Thread (DMC brand thread shown in #3865/off white)
Size 5 embroidery needle
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