Oh the weather outside is frightful
and the heating system is so delightful
and since there's no place to go
Let's sew, let's sew, let's sew!!!!
First Christmas craft post is a gift for the hubby. We watch "It's A Wonderful Life" every Christmas eve, and it's a movie that the hubby really loves. When I saw this pattern posted by Jacqui Davis I thought it would make an awesome ornament. She used a still from the movie to recreate the drawing that Mary drew of her first date with George. It's so cute! However, I could not manage to get the pattern small enough and still be able to embroider it in order to get it ornament sized. So, I decided to make a little bag to hold a store bought ornament that I picked up at a german Christmas store in Middleburg, VA.
I decided to go with all blue for the embroidery:
I chose a backing fabric that was Christmassy but didn't over do it, in case the hubby wanted to use the bag at another time of year:
I did a simple pocket for some blue trim for a handle, stitched the two sides together and voila:
This pattern really makes me happy. It's a Wonderful Life is the greatest Christmas movie out there and I think this bag will be a nice reminder of all the things about the movie that we enjoy.
I have a few other Christmas project up my sleeve. More to come!!