I don’t know about you, but I am busy making things for the holidays. I am working on small gifts for co-workers and friends, craft fair projects, decorations, and of course, gifts for family members.
I always try to get started earlier in the year, but it seems that inspiration doesn’t strike until the last minute and then I try to fit in more in a few weeks than is humanly possible. And…
I LOVE IT!
I love being creative, and I love making things to bless people.
Yesterday afternoon, I made 36 key fobs for friends at work, at art class, and at bible study. I love projects like this — this project is quick, easy, and a total scrap buster. I basically, kinda, sorta followed the directions at the Pellon project site if you want to know how I made them.
Another scrap buster I recently designed and made was this mug rug. I thought I would share it with you in case you would like to make one (or a few) for the holidays.
You need to know how to paper piece simple designs. I am not covering that here. But if you would like the pattern,click here for link to the house, and click here for link to the tree. It finishes at 6″ x 9″.
Here is one I threw together in August for a benefit craft fair. You can see that when I made mine I forgot to print the house pattern as a mirror image, so my house ended up facing the other way (oops!). Not a big deal if you ask me. But if you would also like your house facing the other direction, you can find that pattern here.
(P.S. – the links to the paper pieced patterns are to my google drive. If for some reason they do not work for you, please let me know and I can send you the pattern by email)