It was a felty weekend

I recently won a giveaway on Aimee Ray’s blog, little dear tracks. I won a copy of Heart-felt Holidays (by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio)and a banner that Aimee made (the banner is one of the projects in the book). Needless to say, I was pretty excited when it arrived on Friday and I spent a significant part of the weekend browsing the book and working on two small pieces based on projects in the book.

The first piece I did was a mini version of the pattern for a Mother’s Day pillow. I decided to go with vibrant colours and matching threads (though, in the book they use other colours of thread and it looks great).

Spring flowers

The second piece is very loosely based on an Autumn themed table runner (which I love, so I will probably do the full sized project eventually). In the book, they describe how you can make the leaves look a little bit ruffled, but I didn’t feel that it translated well on these tiny leaves (they’re about half an inch long). I might add a few more leaves …

Autumn leaves

I still haven’t decided where the hang the banner.

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