Friday, May 31, 2013

Patriotic Bowl Fillers!


Today I wanted to make something fun and quick to do a little decorating. With the cabinets being redone, it is hard to keep the house clean and redo things for the season, but there are some spots I can play with that don't get messed up by my husband.

I wanted something to use as bowl fillers, so I tried two different ornies. One is the flag pillows, a quick and easy project. I used red and white ticking for the flag, then I sewed a backing onto it and lightly stuffed it. I sewed the star onto the blue piece and put that on with a simple running stitch.

I wanted to make a rag flag to put in the basket, but didn't have time today, so I put a piece of blue ticking in it, for now. It looks light in the photo, but it has been antiqued and a lot darker in person. A couple of rag balls and a few things I had in the house and I have a little setting for the top of my chest.

The Patriotic mouse is a piece that I won from Ragpatch Primitives.


The firecrackers I made by using scraps, so the size was dependent on what I grabbed. They measure about 6" x 2". I sewed them on the machine and left the tops open, then added a piece of jute for the fuse. They are stained with a combination of mahogany and walnut stain.


And of course, being the proud Grandma, I had to show a new photo of my grandson. Grandpa is holding him in his lap.



16 comments:

Karen said...

So tiny! How much did he weigh?

marie said...

Since our youngest grand is 8 it's been a long time holding a wee one, you forget fast how little they are. They sure are precious at that age. Like your bowl fillers.

Julie Fukuda said...

Just darling!!!!

Jacque. said...

ohhh...the wee babe is precious! Congrats! I see you are keeping busy making...as always.

Jacque. said...

ohhh...the wee babe is precious! Congrats! I see you are keeping busy making...as always.

Jacque. said...

ohhh...the wee babe is precious! Congrats! I see you are keeping busy making...as always.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh my goodness...sweet baby...lucky you!

Colleen said...

Such a sweet baby! And the firecrackers are really cute!

Libby said...

Darling little ornies . . . . but not nearly as darling as the little one *s*

kelley said...

Debbie he is so precious...love that tiny nose! Congratulations on your new little guy...

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great patriotic decorations Debbie and your grandson is so precious <3 Deb

rosiepink said...

How wonderful for you to have such a beautiful baby in your life!

moosecraft said...

What a cute little one! He looks so peaceful all bundled up sleeping! Great patriotic stitches too!

Carole said...

Cute and adorable! Congratulations Grandma! Cheers!

Chris Daly said...

I love those firecrackers! Congratulations on your new grandchild!

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, congratulations, he's a beauty.

Carol