Well, the Boutique's over, the company's gone, the Birthday celebration is over - in short, my weekend from H - E - double hockey-sticks is over with. Phew! It wasn't all bad - there were certainly fun parts to working with friends, talking with company, enjoying birthdays..... There was just not enough sleep and NO time to stitch.
I thought I'd share a few of the type of ornaments I make that we sell at our annual Boutique. All the monies from the Boutique go to local charities chosen by the women in my church, so it is a worthwhile cause.
This is a felt shoe made from a pattern in a Martha Stewart Christmas book. In the book, she uses punches to punch a lacy design along the top of the shoe. I don't know how she got all those fancy holes - maybe she punched through paper along with the felt? Anyway, I chose to finish the top edge using some organdy ribbon and a ribbon rose at the top on the inside.
This is probably the fastest and simplest ornament. Some of them have to be "simplified" so that non-crafters at workshops can help with the easy parts, like cutting out all the pieces.
I had fun making these purse ornaments - choosing the beads, the button and the trim for the top.