Saturday, October 6, 2012

3 Dimensional FUN !!

Remember that Christmas wall-hanging that I was working on? I had to put it on hold for a short while, but I'm back to work on it now, and I want to show you something cool. Alright, so I have dated myself there, by saying "cool." At least I didn't say "far out" or "groovy" or something else embarassing. Ahem.

The wall-hanging that I'm speaking of (or is that the wall-hanging of which I speak?) is the one I created from the lovely Jacquelynne Steves Christmas fabrics and panel.

I wanted to make the ornaments around the edge of the panel really pop, so I thought I would try some three dimensional embellishments. I think I mentioned before that I found a quick and easy way to make leaves over at Linda Matthews' blog.
All you do is take a piece of your chosen fabric, and fold it over a piece of fusible web, like steam-a-seam or wonder under. Iron it so that it's all fused nicely, then trace your leaf template onto the fabric. When you cut the leaves out, there will be fabric on both sides, and no need for finishing the edges. Unless you are a sucker for more work and just have to do it. Me? I was quite content with my "lazy leaves."

I found some satin ribbon in my stash, but any ribbon will do if you wish to use this technique. I tied a bow and ran a couple of stitches through it, then tacked the bow and holly leaves to the "hanger" of each ornament ball.

Want to see? Aww, you're so nice. OK, I just happen to have some pictures to show you. (Grin)

See how the leaves and ribbon are sitting up, off the fabric panel? I love it! Look at the shadows behind them . . . to me, that adds a lot of interest to the ornament.

That's a picture of a corner of the wall-hanging, so you can see two ornaments.

Here is a close up of Mr. Mousie, in his cameo role on one of the balls. Please excuse the unclipped threads there. 

And here are two more:

Well, I can hear some of you humming "Jingle Bells" already, so I must have put some of you in the mood to create some Christmas magic! Be sure to check out Jacquelynne's fabrics and enjoy them -- they are so lovely!



  1. What a good idea! I didn't know about the "lazy" way but I can see me trying this- not that I am lazy you understand..... :-) Your wall hanging is going to look lovely. Hugs x

  2. This turned out really cute - I love the leaves and adding the ribbon was the perfect touch. blessings, marlene

  3. Hmmm...lazy leaves..I think i can use that technique if I ever get caught up enough to just play.

  4. That looks so cute. Love that panel!!

  5. Oooh, I can't wait to see the whole thing. Love that idea!!

  6. What great 3D leaves Jacque! I love how they look attached to the balls. You are so right that they add loads of interest to the panel.

  7. That's cute! I think I'd still finish the edges if there was a chance it was going in the washer at some point- the Wundaweb stuff just seems to dissolve in the wash for me eventually- I have the trouser hems to prove it ;)

    Yiu're well ahead of me in the Christmas stakes, I'm still finishing spring stuff lol

  8. Great idea! I love the embellishments you added to the panel.

  9. Oh this is so cute. Inspirational. Love your design and technique.


  10. hehehe so cute!!! You always think of the cutest little things to add to your projects!!!

  11. So excited to see the finished project!!!

  12. U are driving me crazy with your post titles=)

  13. Love the mouse ornament. This is a great idea. I love what you have shown so far.

  14. What a clever way to personalize a panel. I really like the 3 dimentional effect.


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