D.I.Y. Day: Quilted Silk Tie Pillow and a Cheery New Year!

Welcome to 2011! Hope everyone had an excellent holiday break!

Because of the positive response to our Advent Calender, I’m going to continue to post new projects every few days or so. This first little while will be a test run, so I would love to have your feedback. Let me know what sorts of projects you’re interested in seeing on this blog and how often you’d be most likely to read our blog. Any other questions or suggestions I would be happy to respond to. Either comment on this post or you can email me at cpoloway@daveyfabrics.com.

Featured Project: Quilted Silk Tie Pillow

Martha Stewert has many interesting projects on her site. This one is a pillow using old ties. It’s a great way to recycle and also, as one of the commentators on the original article suggested, a great keepsake to remember your tie-wearing relatives. It might be a bit more time consuming but the effect when done right is priceless.


Day 23: Tree Toppers

Merry Christmas every one and welcome to the last day of our advent calendar! Today’s I’m going to showcase a bunch of Christmas Tree toppers for you to try for next year. There’s great variety of toppers out there, and I’m sure you can find one for everyone. Here’s my list:

Glittered Star Tree Topper From Martha Stewart’s website. She, of course, has a bunch of gorgeous ones to try. But for now, here’s a classic design if you don’t want to get too complicated. The rest of her tree toppers can be seen at this link.

Christmas Star with Lights Unfortunately there’s no pictures, but this seems like a fairly straightforward guide to make a basic star that lights up.

Christmas Angel Here’s a guide to a basic angel tree topper if you’re not a big fan of having a star at the top. There’s a couple other tree toppers below this one on the page if you feel like looking.

Fabric Pompom For something different, try making these fabric pompoms instead of a traditional star or angel.

Ribbon Tree Topper Another different one is to top off your tree with a big bow. Here’s one tutorial to try it out with.

That brings us to the end of 2010’s Advent Calendar. There was certainly many more projects out there and feel free to look more up yourself. I hope you all enjoyed the projects. If you have any feedback, or even some pictures of the ones your tried, I would love to hear from you. Just leave me a note in the comments.

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