I designed it in a Folksy Baltimore Applique style, and used wool on a homespun background. The shapes were machine appliqued, as I like to do, over a little doily, and in this picture I was previewing little accent medallions for the center ~ this is the one that won out.
The little medallion is nice and flat, so I can still set a candle on it on my table :) The mat has some sturdiness to it because instead of using batting, I used Timtex stiff interfacing in the center.
It makes up quick and easy ~ so it can be made to decorate for Christmas, and with the little hearts and doily it's still appropriate through Valentines Day :)
Create & Decorate Magazine on news stands now...and how stinkin cute is that cover snowgal! It's so adorable, I'm using the magazine as a Christmas decoration on my coffee table :)
Enjoy the day!