My piece of blogland is called Pickup Some Creativity. You may remember the little sew-along that Gwen and I did together last spring. Gwen is a dear friend, and I'm thrilled she invited me over today.
Each year we give our children a Christmas ornament, that way when they grow up they'll have ornaments to decorate their own tree with.
For Christmas 2011, I wanted to do something fun to remind them of the two places we've lived in Idaho this year. After seeing some fun state-related crafts, and inspiration from all of Gwen's fun embroidery hoop ideas, I came up with the Love Where You Live Christmas Ornament.
With just a tiny bit of embroidery, and one of my favorite tools... heat n bond lite, you can make a sweet little ornament to celebrate all the places to love in your life.
I hope you'll pop on over and get the full tutorial. I have a blog full of tutorials, and even a little Etsy shop with sewing patterns and banners (I'm hopelessly addicted to banners!)
Thank you, Gwen, for the invitation. I'm excited to see what everyone else is making!
I LOVE this project! And it would make a fantastic gift, too. I just added this to a couple of names on my list. Chris is a gifted seamstress and puts so much love into everything she makes. I love her scalloped buntings, and she has a tutorial for the most adorable Swedish woven heart ornament that would look beautiful on the Christmas tree. Make sure you visit her blog and leave a comment on her Love Where You Live Ornament tutorial! Chris, thanks so much for joining in on the Haul Out the Holly fun this year :)