Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ornament Tradition

Like many other families, I usually get one new ornament for my kids every year. I had no intentions of making their ornaments this year, but since time is quickly running out, and I'm not about to set foot in any sort of store until after Christmas (at least I hope not to), I wasn't left with very many options.

Since blog stocking, I have discovered how cute felt crafts can be.  I decided to order myself a few books  for my birthday and among them was Fa La La La Felt by Amanda Carestio. It's filled with a lot of super cute holiday felt decorations. You can check out her blog here. And thanks to this wonderful book, there is no need for me to go fight the last minute insanity shoppers to find ornaments this year.

I thought I was pretty cool because I actually copied and enlarged one of her mini stocking templates as directed, but being the horrible student I have always been, that's as far as my direction following went. I looked at the book enough so I used it for inspiration, but stitched the design as I went. I learned that embroidery is not as easy as it looks and next time I will read through all the directions and follow them in hopes of making something that doesn't look like an eight year old made it. Regardless, it was fun and I've got two more to make before Christmas.


  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I am your newest follower as well. Happy 2011!
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  2. Thank you! Happy New Year. I look forward to reading more of your posts.


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