Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday ideas

a few holiday ideas...

I've been doodling ideas for awhile now for a little project I have coming up... this afternoon we finally got some sunshine so I sat down at a sunny table and crafted them up. These are all very small hoops - I used some dark blue corduroy from some pants I'm not digging anymore...


I have piles of old mother-of-pearl buttons which I finally used for this menorah:


I wanted to keep everything as simple as possible, using very basic stitches and only one color of thread:
small ideas


I'm kind of liking them... what do you think? :)
tiny snowflake

29 comments:

Muddlepud said...

I really like them! I like the color choices and the simplicity, and they look especially nice as a group. Well done!

Rachel said...

i absolutely love them! simple & beautiful!

Julia said...

Pretty!

jan said...

Very cute. I love the simplicity, too!

Average Jane Crafter said...

Gorgeous! I love the stitching on a textured fabric. Beautiful!

And I love the menorah - what an awesome idea! It would be fun to make one sans button flames and then add a button each day during Hanukkah ...

Beautiful work, as always, Flor! :)

Swapna said...

They look very elegant...and the colours work well together..brilliant

jess said...

I really love the white on black, these are fantastic, I also love all the things you're doing with the mini hoops, so fun!

Carina said...

Love, love, lovely!

planetcoco said...

They're so beautiful! The cord texture is just perfect, and I love how you've used different thread thicknesses for the snowflakes, but still kept the stitches really simple.

Is also good to see holiday-themed projects which aren't red, green, gold or in any way sparkly!

swellstitches said...

Very cool ideas! I love the snowflakes!

r e b e c k a said...

Very good idea, I like them a lot! The simplicity is beautiful!

Alli said...

I really like them - I love subtle holiday decorations.

Kara said...

I love the contrast of the dark fabric and light thread. It is bold and subtle at the same time. The snowflakes are my favorite.

Denise Felton said...

Brilliant! I posted a link to your post on my blog this morning. I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

PterodactylPants said...

I love the menorah! Awesome!

Bunny said...

Ohh, how beautiful!

Gumbo Lily said...

I like these a lot! I like the simplicity and the mother of pearl buttons on the menorah is just perfect. You're so thrifty to recycle those cords.

Jody

g said...

I especially love the snowflakes {although, they're all great, don't get me wrong!}. And I love the cord material - the combination just really reminds me of being a kid & playing out in the snow...so sweet & inspiring!

edward and lilly said...

I love them, and I love your blog, just stumbled across it today, it's gorgeous!

Funky Finds said...

Lovely work!

rosesareblue said...

Omg I love them. What a wonderful idea.

Chris Salley said...

i feel inspired!

beadgirl said...

I love them -- I always liked the combination of blue and white for the holidays, and of course one can never have too many buttons.

You've definitely given me some ideas.

Delicate Creature said...

digging big time! found your blog by way of A LITTLE SUSSY.

Claudia said...

Very nice! First time I see a craft idea for a Jewish holiday! Just wondering where did you get those nice vintage swatchportraits??

Anna said...

super lovely!

sewitsforyou said...

I love them all..What a sweet idea!

1/4 of an inch said...

How sweet are these...there going on the long list of things to make...Cute Blog by the way...so glad to have found you...Tam xo

The Glass Hen said...

Hello! I love your blog, and these little ornaments are simply adorable. I am going to make a link to them from my blog. Hopefully a few of the people looking at my blog will be able to see these little cuties!
www.theglasshen.blogspot.com