Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Inspired by Christmas - Ornaments


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.

6 comments:

Gerry said...

I am so enjoying all of the Christmas ornaments being made. Such talent out there. Would you mind giving some info on the hat ornament. It is just darling. Thanks.

Charlene said...

What cute ornaments you've made. Thanks for sharing ideas!

Susan said...

Those are all darling! I keep looking at the hat and thinking it would make a great pincushion pattern. I must have pincushions on the brain.

Sean Carter said...

Your ornaments are so beautiful..they are looking gorgeous!! For some more cool and inovative ideas you can jus peep into my Holiday Blog....

JK said...

These are all so pretty, but I love that little purse the best. Gorgeous work hon.

Ribbonwiz said...

These are all so pretty, but I love that hat the best. Gorgeous!