Sunday, 19 June 2011

Garlands and Home Decorations

OOo it's good to be back!
Since my last craft fair on Bank holiday Monday i have taken some time out from the blogging scene just to take a break from things before they became mundane and not so enjoyable.
Today felt like a good time to return with my new project.
I had an invite to a Christening today and because money is a little tight at the moment and because it's a special occasion i decide to make the young lady in question something rather personal.
I knew i wanted her name on it and it HAD to include fabric flowers!
So i drew some letter templates, transfered them to fabric, stitched and then filled them with polyester toy stuffing.
When each letter was complete i made 6 fabric flowers. I then cut, baked and attached fimo clay flowers to the center instead of my usual buttons. I think they work really well.
Letters and flowers were then strung together to make this rather fab hanging garland.

Looks great hanging on a bedroom door!

I was so pleased with how my present turned out that i have listed it on Folksy as a "made to order" item and then decided to make more home decorations.

Really pleased with how they have turned out.

And if you would like to purchase these or any other personalised garland please pop along to my Folksy shop CottonsAndDreams.

Thank you so much for popping by, i wont leave it so long next time.

And if you would like to see how other crafters have spent their week pop along to the 21st Handmade Monday blog hop organised by Wendy of 1stUniqueGifts

Until next time



  1. These are really effective - I'm sure they'll do well. I love the way the name hangs on the door - just beautiful x

  2. How do you do it? They are blooming gorgeous... what a great prezzie for a christening!

  3. A lovely gift and I'm sure it will be very gratefully received! Very pretty :)

  4. So pretty, letters are so big atm

  5. What a lovely gift I'm sure it will be well received.
    I love your letters and flowers they make a gorgeous combination.

  6. They're gorgeous!They look fabulous hanging up!

  7. Very inventive, a great idea - they look lovely!

  8. I'm always jealous of your lovely flowers - I did try your tutorial once, but alas I need more practice! Love the colours - I bet they were really pleased. Anna x

  9. what a very unique christening gift its lovely to recieve such gifts so much thought has gone into it I bet the people that recieved it were very pleased xxxx

  10. Lovely idea, I bet they are really fiddly to make!

  11. They look so beautiful, a great gift idea, they will look great in your shop.

    Jan x

  12. I love the flowers they are beautiful, you are really talented so i've left you a blog award on my blog. Hope you like it

  13. Hi there, I love reading your blog and I've given you the Versatile Blogger award. You can grab the button and read the rules at my blog. Enjoy! Anna x