~ Greetings Friends ~
and a warm welcome to
of the 25 Days of Christmas with The Twisted Stitcher!
Today's share will help some of you maybe to cut the strings on things that you have lost interest in. And show you that you can salvage it into something usable.
May I present:
"My Peppermint Twist Ornaments"
These ornaments are motifs from "Peppermint Twist"
designed by ~ Blue Ribbon Designs
I started stitching Peppermint Twist in 2009. Please remember, I am a hoarder. I have SADD (Stitching Attention Deficit Syndrome). I loved Peppermint Twist and then someone else came along and like the old song with the lyrics: "All the girls get prettier at closing time..."
Well, you catch my drift. :)
when I was doing my craft room re-organization effort this fall, this is one of my old WIPS that got the can. But I loved the design, and I had one whole side of it done. I couldn't just (gulp!) throw it away! So what did I do? I cut out squares and sewed them into ornaments. Now look at them friends, really, if you look closely...would you have known? I don't think so!
So my peeps...
there you have it! Have your fallen out of love with something? No worries! Take useable parts and make an ornament for your Christmas tree. It doesn't even have to be Christmas related. It could be a sampler and just cut out shapes, sew them, stuff them, embellish them with a bow and hanger and VIOLA you got yourself sampler tree ornaments!
See how cute...
they look?! I'm glad I salvaged them :) try it on projects you've fallen out of love with. Saves guilt from tossing it and it also turns a sows ear into a silk purse!
Here they are...
modeled together on my mini tree....and if you look at the arrow....see the basket?
That's filled with ornaments I have stitched in the last 6 - 8 weeks waiting to be revealed over the next 20 days!
And that folks...
is Day Five!
Tune in tomorrow for *fingers crossed* a really special tutorial and sweet surprise!
There is still time (if I get it together today) that you can follow my tutorial (this coming weekend) and make some special home-made gifts...or at the very least some sweet home-made treasures for your home!
as we batten down the hatches for a serious Winter Storm Warning dumping 8+ inches of snow and ice....