A while back I purchased some toile for another project we're working on (click here to see it!). I guess somehow my measuring skills must have been really off, because I got waaaay too much. At first, I thought about returning it, but I'd gotten it for a great price. And besides, in what world has too much toile ever been a problem? :)
The color scheme of this toile is just perfect for the holidays without screaming "Christmas," you know?
Here's how I made the ornament. First, I stained both pieces of an embroidery hoop to give it a more rustic vibe. Then, I cut my fabric slightly larger than the hoop - some toile for the front and a bit of muslin for the back.
Next, the embellishments: faux berries and greenery, a bit of twine, and some woven burlap ribbon that I love love love! If I don't learn some restraint, I may just have to wear this ribbon as a scarf :)
Here's the finished product!
I just love when simple elements come together to make something lovely!
As for the other, in-progess toile project, well...we've got a bit of a love/hate thing going on right now. But the good news is, you can follow along on Facebook to see how it's coming along :)
Plus, I've still got some toile left - let me know below how you think I should use it!
Linked up at My Repurposed Life, and these wonderful parties!