Snow! Snow! Snow!
Snowman joke -
What do vampires get when they bite snowmen?
Using simple stitches, adding buttons and beads, this a pretty quick snowflake to stitch up.
The first step is to whip stitch the small circle to the medium circle using the Sulky 12wt thread.
Then embroider these two before stitching them onto the large circle.
If you look closely at my snowflake it's pretty obvious that my stitches are not uniform and that's perfectly OK! Nothing in nature is perfect so my stitching isn't either. There isn't a need to trace the design. These are simple enough to eyeball. If you feel you need a little help, you can use a Pilot FriXion pen which will disappear with the heat of an iron or another type of temporary marking tool.
Click HERE to download the snowflake pattern
Please visit the previous blog posts for the initial instructions, the supply list, and the previous snowflake patterns.
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Last week I shared my new pattern, Snow Cones, with you and talked about the "aged" jingle bells I attached to the points of the cones. Today I want to share how easy it is to take the store-bought shine off of jingle bells.
You will need -
jingle bells, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, salt, glass bowl, towel
step 1 -
Place the jingle bells in a glass dish or bowl and cover the jingle bells with vinegar.
Let stand for several hours or overnight.
step 2 -
Remove the jingle bells from the vinegar (discard the used vinegar), and dry the bells on an old towel.
After they are dry(ish) place them in a glass dish or bowl and cover them with hydrogen peroxide.
Pour a generous amount of salt over the bells and mix it up with the hydrogen peroxide.
Let it sit and do its thing for several hours or overnight.
I didn't have quite enough hydrogen peroxide to fully cover the bells so I will shake it up every once in a while and it should work fine.
The pattern, Snow Cone, will be available soon!
*You can make 6 Snow Cones from a 12" x 14" piece of wool