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Monday, November 05 2012



The first Monday of every month the Designer Crafts Connection hops with thirty of the Craft industry's top designers. We are all professional designers, members of the CHA designer section. (Craft & Hobby Association)

This month's theme is thank you gifts. November marks the beginning of the holiday season, invitations to holiday parties, gatherings, gift exchanges. My favorite thank you gifts to give are handmade ornaments. I design and create new ones each year. One of my favorite designs is this whimsical elf  popping out of a stocking. I create them in different color combinations to match the gift recepient's holiday decor.

The elf's head is a needle felted 1 1/2" Styrofoam brand foam ball and the stocking is made National Nonwoven's wool felt. The scroll design on the stocking die cut with the Sizzix Big Shot. It cuts felt beautifully. Bead and button embellishments complete the ornament.

Be inspired with the projects offered by the other members of this talented designer group, just hop along with the DCC button in the side bar!


Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 01:34 am   |  Permalink   |  10 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Lorine Mason on 11/05/2012 - 11:05 AM
You are top of things my dear...already for the holidays. Great design as always
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 11/05/2012 - 11:19 AM
Thanks Lorine! It just looks that way, I had a Christmas Show this weekend so thinking the holidays early!
Posted by Candice Windham on 11/05/2012 - 11:58 AM
Debra, this is just wonderful!
Posted by Dawnll on 11/05/2012 - 03:28 PM
This is adorable as they come sweetie!Love the design and would be thrilled to receive one.
Posted by Meggan on 11/05/2012 - 07:43 PM
I love this little elf! Absolutely adorable!!
Posted by Michelle Frae Cummings on 11/05/2012 - 09:11 PM
so stinkin cute!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 11/06/2012 - 01:44 AM
Thank you ladies for such kind comments especially coming from such talented designers!
Posted by Terry Ricioli on 11/08/2012 - 09:05 PM
Now that just makes me smile!
Posted by Carmen on 11/11/2012 - 11:37 PM
What a cute elf! And I love that you used non-traditional colors for winter! What a cutie!
Posted by Mary on 02/04/2013 - 04:01 PM
These are all great thank you gifts to customize! I also think that <a href=""> customized cigars </a> would be a pretty cool I would love to see a blog post about that.

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Debra Quartermain Design

 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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