Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The challenge this week:
"While deciding on this next challenge theme I realized we hadn’t done a color theme in awhile. I looked out my window and saw the touches of yellow, red and orange starting to appear in the trees. I love those warm colors of this season, so that is you challenge, make something using the colors of fall." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)
Since it's Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks up here in Canada, I thought I would make something for the holiday using fall colours.
I made them using maroon, burnt orange, yellows, browns and greens. All fall colours!
And they have little chicks on them! Adorable!
I got the idea and pattern for these placemats from a book called Scrap Basket Crafts.
I appliqued the chicks on the background and learned a new embroidery stitch (the daisy chain) to make the chicken foot prints. I also sewed tiny seed beads onto the bottom as their pecking grain.
The backs are made some a vintage piece of burnt orange corduroy that I had no idea what to do with. So pretty!
I think they will make a lovely addition to our Thanksgiving spread. I just have to work on two more so that the whole family can have one. The kids have already claimed these ones. :D
To see all of the Iron Crafters in their fall best, please visit the Flickr Group.