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Friday, December 21, 2012

Embellished Gloves

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing the embellished gloves Sara and I have been busy working on. I was actually inspired to try something like this while helping to decorate the bookstore. There were these cute little ornaments with fabric cutouts and buttons and I thought I could make something like that!
First I tried cutting some felt in my Cricut, I really had high hopes because of all of the wonderful shapes available on the cartridges I have. I used my Deep Cutting Blade, fiddled with speed, pressure and blade depth and well, not so much... I did look up some tutorials and felt does seem to work if you have the stiff felt, which I didn't. (I do now and want to try again)
So I looked through my metal dies and discovered I really didn't have any Christmas themed dies, but I found a little bow and button die. So that's where I started. (Nestabilities would work too)
I have several colors of PTI's felt so I chose some Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy for the bows, and Simply Chartreuse for the button die. I also have the coordinating buttons, so we just altered the layers. The jingle bells gave them a holiday boost. We sewed them on with some embroidery thread and added some fabric paint because we thought they needed a little something extra. The gloves were found in a two-pack for about $1.50, that made each pair only $.75. Since I had everything else in my craft stash, it made it a pretty cost effective gift. And, since we made 25 pairs of these, that's a good thing. We made them for cousins, nieces, coworkers and girlfriends, oh and neighbors too!
Have a wonderful day!

Simon Says Stamps is having a Challenge: Gift-spiration.
Lot's of great ideas over there!

1 comment:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous embellished gloves , lovely gift idea. The bows are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x