Friday, January 20, 2017

Creating a Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Snow Frame
 Last year I made a snow globe as a gift. It was quite small, so it was mostly putting a few little pieces of fabric together and inserting them in the snow globe (see pictures below).

This year I found some slightly larger snow frames (6½" X 4½"). I think that these have much more potential!

I made this one using Christmas scraps, since my holiday fabric stash stayed in the basement this year.

I used a blue background fabric with snowflakes and stars, and covered it with a tulle of gold stars.

For the foreground I used some cute frolicking deer, a couple of tree fabrics and embellished it with some fussy cut bits. My niece was very impressed that I had made it - she thought that it was store bought (when you're 12, that's a good thing).

I've always wanted to make postcard size art quilts so I think that these could be a snowy variation. The piece fit very well inside the frame, although I'm fairly sure I didn't quilt it.
A blizzard in Wonderland!
Snow Globe - penguin
Snow Globe - Santa checking his list

This is the snow globe from last year. It was two-sided and lights up, but wase much more difficult to work with. I'm not at my best working on very small things!







What I learned:
  • I love playing with fabric on smaller projects that have little to no cost (in time or fabric) if I mess up.
  • I bought 2 extra snow frames (on sale) after the holidays. I'm not sure that I'll have time this winter to make them...they may end up in the basement with the 5 snow globes from last year! :-)
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5 comments:

  1. Wow, what a clever project! I didn't know you could make snowglobes! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  2. That is fabulous project! So beautiful. Love your snow globes too.

    -Soma

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  3. So clever - I never would have thought of that! They are so pretty! Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday. :)

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  4. That is awesome - it really looks like a snow globe! Thank you for sharing on Midweek Makers

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