On Saturday my family and over some food friends for a dinner party :) Each time they come over- especially at Christmas I like to make some little table favours :)
This year I decided to implement some of my new found knowledge from the different skill weeks at college- I used printing!
I cut out my own little design of a star stencil and then printed 8 of them onto calico using some gold Dylan fabric paint though the stencil with a brush- a different method to college as I didn't quite have all the proper equipment :p
I then ironed them once dry to affix the paint fully, before backing with Christmassy fabric, placing ribbon between the two layers then sewing around.
Lastly I pinking sheared around them to stop fraying and give a simple decorative looking edge. And voila, my little decorations were then complete;
I think they looked nice on the table and they got some compliments so I was very happy :) they were also fairly quick to make due to some simple stencil printing being there main feature. I will definitely be experimenting further with this technique :-)
The Christmassy crafting really got me into the festive spirit too! It is soo close to Christmas now- I can't wait! I hope you are all doing well and are happy,
see you soon,