Well, I bought these little white mittens for myself. When I got home I set the mittens on the table, right beside the mittens were my little punch needle snowmen heads. Remember posts August 24 and August 28? Well, my brain just started to spin and I had the most wonderful idea for a Christmas gift for my little granddaughters. I couldn’t wait to go to Hobby Lobby’s store, to buy the supplies I needed for the idea. I found the little beads and DMC floss.
Now doesn't she have the sweetest little face?
A pair of mittens
one punch needle snowman head
or you can make a wool head
Rust #918 DMC floss
Black floss for eyes
1O little blue beads size 4mm
Red checked ribbon for two bows
Blue #159 DMC floss
If you need to learn to do punch needle, I have a web site for you to go to. How to, scroll down and the instructions are there for you to follow. It really is so easy. If you need more help, please feel free to email me. I will help you. I just love doing this! My favorite punch needle is a Cameo needle, it is blue and at the top of the page when you open up the site. This needle is so easy to work with and the little loops on the top are always uniform. You also need an embroidery hoop with locking lip.
Now to make the mitten!!!!
1. Punch needle one snowman head. Draw a 1 1/2 circle (I use one of the ends of my spools of thread) onto a large piece of muslin, big enough for your hoop. I draw lots of little heads with at least a 1/2 space around each head. Look at photo and draw a nose on each face to the snowman face onto your muslin. Punch needle the nose (#918 DMC floss) first and then the rest of the snowman head is white. I sew the eyes and mouth with double thread (black) and use french knot stitch. Again look at the photo.
Wool or flannel Head: If you can't do a punch needle head, then draw a 1 1/2" circle onto fusible webbing. Iron fusible webbing to wool. Cut out wool circle. Draw a small oblong triangle to fusible webbing and iron to rust fabric for the nose. Cut out nose and iron onto front of wool. Use a pressing cloth! Sew french knot eyes and mouth.
2. Snow Flakes: Thread needle with two strands of floss. I didn't follow any pattern. I just started with one X for the first part of the snowflake and then another straight line through the X, really easy. Look at the close up photo. I can't ever make one that looks the same. smile
3. Space the little beads on the cuff. Sew 5 per mitten.
4. Make two little bows and glue or sew each to a mitten.
You are finished! Now isn't that the easiest? Please let me know if you make this little gift and how you used it. I love stories!!!!!!
There is a party going on over at FarmHouse Country Style. She has a beautiful blog and wonderful decorations. You will feel so welcome and the party is so much fun!!!!!!! She even featured Prairie Flower Farm. That was so totally sweet of you Miss Dee!
Blessings to you all!