Fa La La La Contributor Interview ~ Constança

on July 27 | in Products | by | with 64 Comments

Constança’s Saidos da Concha blog is always a favorite visit. She’s an amazing sewist, and another talented contributor to Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations. Constança has some fun, holiday-related projects on her blog for you to enjoy.

Sew,Mama,Sew!: What project(s) do you have in the book?
Constança: I’ve got three projects in the book: the Holiday Hearts, the Fa La La La Leaves Garland and the Apple & Pear ornaments.

SMS: What do you like about working with felt? Do you work with felt a lot?
Constança: I love using felt for winter projects because it’s so nice and comfortable to work with. And, because you don’t have to worry about finishing the edges, it’s easy and quick too!

Ornaments from a tutorial on Constança’s blog.

SMS: Do you have any Christmas or holiday-related tutorials on your own site you’d like to share?
Constança: I have a tutorial on making other felt Christmas ornaments right here.

SMS: How about a must-do holiday project or gift that you return to, year after year?
Constança: Every year I try to make my own Christmas cards and send them to my friends in the beginning of December. Two years ago I made the cars but there was a problem in the post and they were only received in August 2009!

More of Constança’s pretty ornaments.

SMS: Would you like to share a favorite memory related to your holiday crafting or family traditions?
Constança: My mother always makes a special Christmas breakfast with pancakes, freshly squeezed orange juice, cake and lots of chocolates and then we open the presents starting with the youngest person and ending with the eldest.

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64 Responses to Fa La La La Contributor Interview ~ Constança

  1. AdiT says:

    How I love the colors and decorations!

  2. Cindy says:

    I love these stars and candy canes. This book is awesome!

  3. Joy Mosley says:

    I absolutely love these and I want to make them!!!

  4. Fran says:

    Your blog is new to me !….& it is beautiful…
    I will return to read more ! Love your ornaments…
    especially the stars . Can’t wait to see the book.

  5. Greeblygreebly says:

    Those are all very cute but I especially like the stars made from different prints. They look like a great scrap busting project

  6. Barbara says:

    HI! It was Constanca and her blog who inspired me to start sewing! She has great taste and her sewing is beautiful! I’m glad she featured in this book! 🙂

  7. Kathy says:

    Love those stars!

  8. Coleen says:

    seeing these makes me feel really ambitious and want to have an entire christmas tree of sewn ornaments. (maybe a really SMALL christmas tree).

  9. Anne Marie says:

    Love these ornaments.

  10. Louise says:

    Wow, I’m sometimes a little late getting my Christmas cards off too, but never that late 😉

  11. Jennifer says:

    I love the simple felt ornament tutorial! I think my little ones could make these for Christmas presents–with a bit of help, at least.

  12. Jennifer says:

    Love the star ornaments. I may have to try those out for my little tree!

  13. Michele J. says:

    Love the colors used on the candy canes!

  14. Christine says:

    I love the hearts garland, and the birds, also.

  15. Katie says:

    Your color scheme here is exactly what I’m thinking for this Christmas!

  16. I love the candy cane ornaments – modern and stylish!!

  17. Silvia says:

    These decorations are really beautiful! perfect for the Xmas tree!!

  18. Elaine says:

    I just love all of these Christmas Decorations and would love to win some felt to make some. Thank you so much.

  19. Judi says:

    Wouldn’t those stars be cute in icy blue tones? And the candy canes – what a perfect project to use for my 6 year old son who is eager to learn to sew!

  20. ~Helena~ says:

    Darling projects

  21. Carrie says:

    I really really really want this book!

  22. Those stars are so cute that I think I need to make some.

  23. alisha says:

    Such beautiful creations. And the photography is lovely as well!

  24. Christine M says:

    I never think of using turquoise with red for Christmas but it looks great.

  25. Victoria says:

    Love the colours in the candy cane ornaments.

  26. Liz says:

    oh these are cute!!!

  27. Papgena says:

    I’m a follower of constança’s work and blog. I think she has excellent taste!

  28. I’m going to make some white on white felt ornaments! These are so cute!

  29. Richelle says:

    Love the cute little candy canes!

  30. Katrina says:

    I love the candy canes!

  31. Tracey Fears says:

    These are so cute.

  32. Sara says:

    Love the color combinations of the candy canes…

  33. jessieaucoin says:

    the candy cane ornaments are adorable. Thanks constanca!

  34. Jenny says:

    Those STARS!! They remind me of my grandma!

  35. Michelle says:

    Love those stars. You really could use them year round, not just Christmas.

  36. Rachel says:

    I’ve never made any ornaments for our tree. Maybe someday…

  37. Joanna says:

    I like her mother’s Christmas traditions too. Opening the gifts youngest first is smart!

  38. Kate says:

    These felt ornaments would be a great craft to do with my daughter. I absolutely love the star!!

  39. SewLindaAnn says:

    Cute ideas, thanks for the interview.

  40. laura says:

    Ric-rac candy canes = adorable.

  41. Melanie says:

    I love the stars with buttons. Anything that incorporates buttons is a win in my book. 🙂

  42. Ramona says:

    Really like the stars! Her other ornaments are adorable also.

  43. Amy says:

    Oh man, I need a Christmas tradition that involves chocolate 😉

    Love the star ornaments. I bookmarked them last year to be sure and try this year!!!

  44. Jenn-It'sSewSweet says:

    The stars are adorable! Love the red and white.

  45. Darla says:

    I’m falling in love with these sweet little ornaments!

  46. Anita says:

    Those are the sweetest ornaments!

  47. Chelley Black says:

    This looks like a darling book!

  48. Christine says:

    I made the patchwork star ornaments last year as holiday gifts and they were so cute and very easy to whip up. I can’t wait to try out the felt ornaments next!


  49. Kathy Marsh says:

    I’ve been saving felted wool sweaters and looking for some projects to use them. This looks like the perfect solution.

  50. Becky Schaaf says:

    I love the felt ornaments! I’m going to make them this year–no worries about glass ornaments breaking with my toddler wanting to play with everything!!

  51. Jessica says:

    This is so cute. The stars could be used as a mobile for a babies room as well if done in other colors! Very neat!

  52. QSOgirl says:

    wow, cute ornaments!! now you’ve got my wheels turning for Christmas decorating this year…

  53. Penny Garrison says:

    Love the candy canes!

  54. Karen C. says:

    I love felt too. I’ve always wished for a source for good felt, though. Something thick or wooly.

  55. Jenny says:

    Ooooh, I love those stars. I think they would make a great mobile.

  56. Sarah Curry says:

    Beautiful decorations! Am planning on making lots of home made Christmas this year so I would love to win this inspiring book.

  57. angelina says:

    ric rac bliss too!!

  58. angelina says:

    wonderful interview guys

  59. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    I’ve been reading Constança’s blog for a long time and she always makes me happy!

  60. Katie says:

    When I was a little girl felt craft was my first foray into sewing. Thsi all looks much more grown up. Would love to do some felt work with my girls.

  61. ruth says:

    I love the red and turquoise combinations of the candy canes.

  62. sy says:

    lol super late christmas cards. the cards are so cute.

  63. Jaki says:

    These tree decorations are gorgeous…great idea for Christmas!

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