Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sewing Is NOT My Forte..............

....................Something I decided during a play date with my friend SUE. I suggested some time ago that we should create something a little different and I thought a Tilda Santa was a good idea.......bad idea, I cannot sew, I have no patience oh and I do not follow instructions too well either....a disaster in the making LOL.

So here it is my SANTA, I am describing him as RUSTIC, that's my excuse for the lack of sewing ability.
After purchasing the fabric it was something we needed to try but I have to say I think this will be a ONCE only toe dipping into sewing.
I do however like his rusty stars oh and the fabric............
I also decided to create a trio of snowmen to fit The Play Date Cafe Challenge.
Here is our inspiration photo from The Play Date Cafe, I love love the santa and the splash of colour.
My splash of colour comes from my snowman's scarf.
So there you have it.....my very RUSTIC creations!

Enjoy your week, hope you are all keeping up with the festive to-do lists. Tracy x x

25 comments:

Lynne Forsythe said...

Tracy........you sooo make me laugh!! I have to say I don't think you Santa was a total bust....I think he rather CUTE!! And the Snowmen.....they are ADORABLE!! I think it's awesome you stepped outta your box to try something new!!!

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love them all - cute as can be and so much fun. A terrific home decoration project! Thanks for inspiring us to try new things.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs,
Linda

Sue said...

I like the addition of the bows and star to Santa.....and you did the ruffle around the coat!! More patience than me:)
The snowmen came out fine in the end.....your secret is safe with me:)I made 2 more too!

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Tilda Santa is cute....for someone who can't sew...you did a wonderful job. The snowmen...well, they are just darling!!! I love their wirey arms. So cute against their fat little bodies with the blue scarves and black buttons. You did a fantastic job!!! <3 Candy

Sue said...

Tracy your Santa is amazing. I adore his little legs and feet; the Snowmen have such endearing personalities:)
Sue xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Don't be so hard on yourself Tracey - love your Rusting Santa and trio of snowmen! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

lynne said...

You say you cannot sew but it doesn't look at that. What an achievement and such a cute result and those snowmen are so adorable.
Such a lovely post Tracey.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

These are amazing Tracy and what fun, perfect for the festive season. I think you should go into production, they would sell like hot cakes.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Emma said...

These are fabulous!!! What do you mean you can't sew??? If you hadn't said anything, I would NEVER have thought that!! I love all these pieces and especially Santa...gorgeous, as always!
Love Emma xx

Denise said...

This was so funny to me because the thought of even setting up the sewing machine turns me off. One crooked stitch and I'm out... no patience. HOWEVER, your santa and snowmen are sweet. I particularly love the buttons you chose for the snowmen. Rustic is so "in" right now. ;) Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Cafe & Merry Christmas!

Dan said...

These are fantastic Tracy! I don't think you can truly say you can't sew now, you've proved you can! lol

Lynn Stevens said...

Are you sure you don't want to dip your toe in a little more offen? I think your Santa and snowmen are just adorable!
Merry Christmas Tracy!
hugs Lynn

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh I LOVE your santa! I think it was well worth all the effort. And don't tell us you can't sew .. 'cos now we know you can!

Netty said...

Great Santa and snowmen, congratulations on persevering on these great projects. Happy Christmas Tracy, xx

Carol Q said...

that must have been quite some sewing day with Sue having a hissy fit and quite likely some frustration from yourself too! lol. they definitely have an appeal though.

Terry said...

Hey there amazing teamie, for someone who cannot sew and who love a sewed Tilda you did a GREAT job, your little people are amazing hehehehe thank you so much for OUR fabulous teasing Tilda Tracy, you really did surprise us wohooooooo Thanks sweetie and have A fabulous and amzing christmas. Hugs Terry xxxx

Jinny Newlin said...

These are just the sweetest snowmen EVER, Tracy! And your Santa is fantastic, too! Don't stop sewing. It just takes time to really learn to enjoy the process ;). And you've dabbled in so many different mediums, that I know you'll soon be a pro! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Sweet santa and he looks very cute with his rustic stars. The snowmen are adorable! What lovely holiday decorations!

Lisa said...

Oh these snowmen are adorable and I really like you rustic santa! Keep up the good work. Sewing can be frustrating but with these great results you're on the right path!

Gaby Bee said...

As always...your creations are gorgeous, Tracy. The snowmen are enchanting!
Merry Christmas to you and yours; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so I can continually be inspired.

Hugs,
Gaby

Sandy said...

Oh wow so darling sweing art Tracy.
Cute snowmen and wonderful work.
Amazing decortaion.

Merry Christmas to you and yours my dear Tracy. xoxo

Barb Cady said...

Well, I find no evidence that you can't sew, I think he is great! Also love the snowmen! A very merry Christmas Tracy, I love your creations xx

Juls said...

you might not think sewing is your thing, but these are all just adorable! TFS hugs Juls

craftytrog said...

I'm so impressed Tracy, your rustic Santa & snowmen are just gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Tracy, these snowmen are so cuuuuuttttteee!! I love them! What an inventive way to use our challenge this week, too. Love it!

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Merry Christmas!