9/10/17

FoldIt, StickIt, BeadIt and BowIt Origami Ornament Maker

It's been many years since I made Christmas Ornaments.  Truth be told, in the last five years or so, downsizing Christmas decorations and Tree Ornaments has been a seasonal priority.  Some were passed on to family members in their Christmas Gift Bags as momentos, and others made the Juntique Booth shelves look festive.  And still more were donated to the already overflowing shelves of GW and SA.
As for my own overflowing shelves and drawers of Christmas fabrics and trims...I've been inspired by Pinterest and a UTube video on Quilted Origami Ornaments.  I had pinned several posts on them last year to my Christmas Board thinking I would someday give it a go.  I was further inspired by a Christmas 40% Off Sale at Hobby Lobby....package of 8 Styrofoam balls regular price $3.99...HoHoHo!!! 
So now I am a FoldIt, StickIt, BeadIt and BowIt Origami Ornament Maker!

9/5/17

Window Sill View...It's Sew Fallish

There are several Owls perched on my Home Studio's window sill, and as you see this wise white owl watches over a mason jar of buttons.  I've found that a window sill works as a perfect perch for a number of things.  Besides being decorative, the miscellaneous sewing collectibles, buttons, threads and bric-a-brac are within reach when needed.
For some reason Owls give me the feeling of Fall and Winter.  Perhaps it's because the Great Horned Owl...like the one on my window sill...begins setting up it's territories in the Fall.  They mate for life, and in the Fall begin their courtship with a lot of loud hooting....then they set up tree housekeeping.  By January they take turns keeping their eggs warm and incubated.  So there ya go...a bit of Owl ornithology.
 
Most likely my sense of Owl Season can be traced to them being a popular subject for Fall holiday decorations in everything from scrapbook papers to Halloween hooters to Fall fabrics.  Ah ha...now we're on to something!  And right below the window sill and several rows of thread spools lies that 'Something'.
Auditioning Fall Fabrics for SusieQ Apron/Smocks.
I must admit though....beside the Owl inspiration...the big push to Fall Fabrics came from my Serger.
It's all about changing Thread Color and making the most of that color change!
Right Serger Sewers?

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