Last week I took out my Christmas fabrics and finished one of the projects I had started two years ago as well as a gift for a friend.
website. When I found a snow globe at Shopper's Drug Mart, I picked it up. The insert is for a picture, but it's great for a very small quilted something.
When I opened it up, I realised that it was much smaller than I thought. Since the week before Christmas is not when I'm at my best, I created my snow globe by using a couple of Christmas fabrics to come up with something simple. On the first side, I machine appliquéd a penguin onto a green background and added an ivy (or if you want to use your imagination - a mistletoe!).
For the next step, I added batting and a background, and just quilted around the penguin.
Finally, to make it reversible, I appliquéd a tree-shape on yellow background, added the Santa who is checking his list and looks surprised that my friend's name is there - or not? The big star was added on top. Finally, I did a zig-zag stitch all around the piece to keep it together.
When I finished it, the Santa side looked drab, so I just added a few red balls using red thread onto the tree.
It's my first attempt and far from perfect, but as they say "Better done than perfect!" The snow globe is quite pretty since it lights up in different colours. I'm really hoping that they will go on sale after Christmas so that I can pick up a few :-) If I'm in the mood, I would love to make them as pretty as Monika's. Check this out - it's gorgeous! I think that doing them by hand might be better, given their size.
Have an awesome Christmas, and/or holiday season. Don't forget to slow down and enjoy your time with friends and family.
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