04 November 2015

DIY Snow Time

If you enjoy sewing projects, then this simple let it snow embroidery craft is calling your name.
I think you will really enjoy this one, it is a great craft you can have tucked away, 
just in case
You know how there are those days, when you would like to have something to work on, or need something to whip up in a moments notice.
Simple supplies, and snow time can easily be made under two hours.

Perfect little hostess gift or perhaps a gift for a sweet friend, beloved teacher or just keep it for yourself.

I found this project in Holiday Crafts and tweaked it to my liking.

Have you ever had the chance to take a look at this magazine?  
I think it is well worth the $5.99 and it is a special interest publication 
of Better Homes and Gardens, so you know you are going to find at least a couple of
good crafts.
It also has ideas for wrapping Christmas gifts, tags and embellishments.
Most of the projects are easy to moderate in their difficulty level so there are several ideas that I would like to try with the grandchildren too.

Anyway, just wanted to share that with you all, now let's get on to our craft for today.

I eyeballed the photograph in the craft magazine and wrote let it snow in pencil,
then using my pencil I marked little dots where I was going to place my french knots.

Do you love a french knot as much as I do, they can be intimidating and troublesome to make, but so worth the time, and seriously even if they aren't perfect they are just so cute...smile.
I have included a You Tube Tutorial at the end of this post, where you will see some perfect and beautiful french knots.

Simple split stitches make for a quick embroidery project.

I have not embroidered for quite some time, so my stitches are far from perfect, and
the French knots are irregular, but since they are representing snowflakes,
it's all good.
Don't you just love a project that is really no fail.

Items For This Project

1.  Wooden embroidery hoop. (your choice of size)
2. Cotton fabric.
3. Embroidery needle.
4. Cotton embroidery floss. (2 colors)
5. Scissors. 
6. Hot glue gun.
7. Pencil.
8. Iron.

Directions For This Project

1. Iron fabric before beginning.
2. Cut fabric to fit embroidery hoop leaving about a 1/2 inch to hot glue to hoop 
after project is complete.
3. Place fabric in hoop and tighten.
4. Write let it snow  lightly in pencil on the fabric, as well as where french knots will be placed.
5. Thread embroidery needle with all six strands of embroidery floss, if you want a chunky look, which I did.  For less bulk separate strands.
6. Embroidery let it snow.
7. French knots are up next, and below is the tutorial.
8. After all embroidery is complete remove fabric from hoop, iron, put back in hoop.
9. Secure tightly and hot glue the edges of the fabric to the underside of the hoop.

This is a DIY project that has so many possibilities.

You might enjoy taking a peek at this DIY Styrofoam Christmas Ornament project too.
Thank you for joining me today and have a great Wednesday!

Do you have any projects that you are working on this week?


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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Dearest Jemma! Good morning! Once again, I want to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to have graced your blog page. Many a kind person came my way, and it was fun to share a very small bit of my life with you and your readers.

    This is a GORGEOUS project, and beautifully photographed! I just got a few ideas yesterday on my way home from school for photo shoots, but I need the right objects. But your color scheme here is right up my alley! The coolness of blue and white together is on my mind for the holidays. Embroidery is very near to my heart, as my mother used to practice it always, so as a very young child, she showed me how to do it. UNFORTUNATELY however, I never had enough patience to sit and get good at it. She would lovingly scold me for my horrific work (especially the back which she felt was important to be just as tidy as the front!). I danced and did other artistic works on stage that were more suited to my need to MOVE! But I love the idea of stitching, but now that my eyes are starting to age, I must keep them clear so I can continue to read and write; who knew that a once hard-to-stay-still kid would end up yearning to sit and read and devour the world of poetry?

    BEAUTIFUL and very inspirational project my friend!

    1. Good Morning Dear Anita,
      I sewed as a youngster with my Grandmother when she would come and stay with us for the Winters. So, this project rekindled some very fond for memories for me.
      Thank you so much!

  2. This is so so cute! Can't wait for the first snowy day of the year!

    ​​xx katie // A Touch of Teal

  3. Cute and simple project. Dang...I might could even do that one! LOL! Happy Wednesday sweet lady! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Oh yes my friend, if you can do a simple stitch - this project is for you!

  4. What a sweet idea, Jemma. I like the idea of such a pretty hostess gift - who wouldn't love to make or receive it!?

    1. With the move to the new house, I am thinking sweet and simple!

  5. Jemma, this embroidery of "Let It Snow" is wonderful. I have always loved this saying, maybe because I don't get to see the snow much here where I live. You did a great job on this, the blue colors are just right. I don't have much blue décor for Christmas, but I sure love to look at it. Blue and silver or blue and white, it's so lovely. I've seen the Holiday Crafts magazine, and now I will have to pick up a copy. Thanks for sharing, Jemma.

    love, ~Sheri

  6. Such a cute project! The holidays are upon us so soon, I need to get myself motivated...I am glad you are liking the changes I made to the blog. Did you notice the new hot pink share buttons? xo

  7. That is really cute, Jemma, but I am afraid if I make that-that will come true! lol I am NOT ready for snow yet! (actually I am NEVER ready for snow). I have not embroidered in a long time either. xo Diana

  8. This is adorable! I've been Christmas crafting with embroidery hoops too, love them, so easy!

  9. This is the cutest EVER! It makes me think of Christmas!!!!!!!!!

    Happy day sweet friend!

  10. Oh my gosh I really thought that was so simple (not really simple to do, but just perfectly simple) and beautiful! And the little flour there as snow? LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.

  11. Very cute! I miss embroidery. But not sure I could do it with my arthritis.

  12. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing this project! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Hi Jemma. this is a darling winter gift project. I love to stitch and have all my life since learning by the side of my grandmother. I will have to give this one a go. Thanks for sharing my friend. Have a wonderful Wednesday. xo

  14. Very sweet and many can be made for a luncheon or Christmas party favor. Great craft!

  15. This is a sweet, cute project that would be a special gift to so many people...i,e a teachers gift, a scout leader, anyone that works with your kids or a house warming gift when we visit a friend. A great idea...I think my eight year old grand daughter would do a beautiful job on a project like this....

  16. Jemma,

    You know from Instagram that I love this. And embroidery is one thing I can do! lol! French knots are something that once you learn how to do---practice makes perfect. I'd like to minimize this and make a few ornaments for the tree. Thank you!!!

  17. Such a cute and simple little project. I am always looking for projects like this. It fun to have small project that are successful. Thanks for your kind words last week!

  18. You did a wonderful job on this! I haven't embroidered in years myself. I like that french knot stich- I'm not familiar with it but I like the results.

  19. This is GREAT!!! I can make several for "just in case" gifts!
    Thank you so much for the idea!

  20. That is too adorable!! I haven't done embroidery in years...maybe this would be a good project to try for picking it up again! LOVE it! Hugs!!

  21. Jemma I just love this! I saw it on Instagram and fell in love. I embroidered a bit as a kid, but have wanted to get back into it. Like Benita said, this may be the project! :)

  22. This is so sweet! I used to embroidery and cross stitch and haven't done it in years. I do remember the french knots very well. Wouldn't it be beautiful to make a bunch of these for the Christmas tree?

    Oh I just saw Jaybird's idea to make a few for gifts. Fabulous!

  23. Very cute Jemma! I love to embroider, and imperfect stitches just give character. It is snowing outside at our house right now. Sure is pretty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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