Thursday, November 3, 2011

christmas craft + free shipping

A few weeks ago I was embroidering a Verano "Petals" motif, and this is why ...


I wanted to make a christmas ornament for the annual Yardage Design Christmas e-newsletter (which subscribers would have received yesterday). After embroidering the motif, I cut it into a circle and backed it with some contrast Liberty Print, including a matching loop to hang it from a tree, then loosely filled it with some stuffing so that it sort of ended up a puffy disc shape. I really like the scandinavian vibe of the finished product, as well as the red, white and blue colour combination.


I really enjoyed photographing this project in Retiro Park, much to the amusement of the passing Spaniards! It was fun trying to find the right tree, the right branch, with the right sort of light ...


... and then wishing I'd made a hundred of them to fill a whole tree ~ how excellent would that be?!


Now that it's November, Christmas feels close! Between now until 20 December, there is FREE SHIPPING worldwide for orders greater than $35 from the Yardage Design online shop. Simply enter the code word CHRISTMAS at the checkout, and  your shopping cart will automatically update once the order is over $35. Enjoy!

Playing along here today.

7 comments:

june at noon said...

It's beautiful! I'm a huge fan of Scandinavian crafty vibes. :)

teddybearswednesday said...

Nic it's soo stunning!! xo

inkcaravan.com said...

Looks fantastic Nic! When I saw you working on the embroidery I knew it was going to be something gorgeous. Stylishly Christmasy. x Alisa

Naturally Carol said...

Your ornament is totally beautiful and looks just right on that lovely silvery grey branch.

Anna Bartlett said...

Great photo and lovely embroidery. Worth the Spanish attention (that sounds seriously exotic!)

Valerie said...

so so pretty !
is it Liberty Pepper for background ?

happy Christmas sales to you x

Lola Nova said...

Oh my, it is gorgeous! I can't believe it, free shipping, how generous of you! I'm off to make my list now!