Tuesday, 8 September 2009

I Love Mittens as Winter Warmers

When I spied these wooden mittens being sold at 3 for a pound I couldn't resist getting a handfull for Fridays Bubbly Funk Project!!

There is something about the shape of these that evokes winter days, cosy fires, snow, snowball fights.....etc. So I decided to make a Winter Banner (the autumn one is still in the design process!)It makes a nice change from the obvious Xmas (which I am going to do on the other side with some vintage papers to match my tree, that way I can keep it up for the whole three months!!)




I used only the paler patterned sides of the My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas papers from Bubbly Funk as I wanted to keep them white and pale blue after the riot of colour in the Xmas Journal!

The Bubbly Funk stack of chipboard shapes, stars and hearts came in handy as embellishments......

..and a few die cut ones from the sheet.........love these miniature mittens with all my heart. Almost too much to use them!

A little gesso, mod podge and some puff paint. More of those glittered Making Memories alphabet letters, a few embellishments from the My Minds Eye embellishment sheet and a dash of chiffon ribbon and my project was finished in a day and a bit.....I thought about adding some bobble fringing but decided not to over complicate things.......I reckon you could make your own template for these or find a similar one on the net.




I used a lot of Puff Paint last year and my supplies ran out, fortunately I have discovered some more as I was told that Woodware no longer make theirs but Boyes sell standard puff paint and after leaving it to dry for a couple of hours it puffs up lovely under a heat gun! You must must must buy some for your stash.....it just isn't Xmas without it!


I made this wee spinning card too..........to see how this card is cleverly constructed click HERE for more..........



Love and cold hands means a warm heart


Ruth xxx

11 comments:

Helén said...

This is so cute! Would look perfect in the kids' room!
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! I actually didn't have anything crocheted on my LO, I don't know if you meant the doily that I had on there?!

angelica said...

wauw zo mooi
groetjes

LazyKay said...

They are really cute, what a lovely idea!

xxxxxxx

Pia said...

wow really cute, beautiful details

Toni said...

Ruth this is so sweet!!!! I just luv the mittens The colors r beautiful!!!

Chele said...

Love the mittens and the papers you used. They evoke proper warm and cosy winter feelings. Really like that the reverse side is going to be Christmasy too ;0)

Micayla said...

Oh my Ruth, I am totally loving the banner, so cheery! I too am trying to get ready for Christmas journal. I am going to follow Ali Edwards this year and I have just about got all of my supplies sorted. Just need a few more bits and then i can get on to the making.....if only I had a bit more time or a baby who is not cutting 5 teeth all at the same time!!!

Christie said...

So, so sweet! I love your winter banner!

Karen said...

I love all your banners Ruth!!! I am hoping to make one for Christmas this year XXX

LENA said...

Love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gez said...

Beautiful Ruth. So bright & cheery.xx