Friday, November 30, 2007

12 Days of Ornaments

Well, it's been a long time since I have blogged. Every year, once November hits, I am busy with our Church Boutique and also November is the month for college apps! My daughter has been writing admissions essays and pretty much monopolizing the computer all this month.

I thought for the next couple of weeks I would show some ornaments I have made for our Boutique. Most of them are quick and easy and would make cute gifts. So here's the first one - a cat for all you cat lovers out there. I wanted a black cat, but knew it wouldn't show up very well on the tree, so added the red and white background. I embroidered the cat features on the black felt first, then stitched the three layers together with black floss. The bow is one of those "bobbin ribbons" from Michael's.

I'd love to see anyone else's ornaments they've made...

Happy ornamenting!
~Lin Moon


Susan said...

What a great idea! I've been cross stitching, and planning to do some more, so maybe I'll actually get them finished into ornaments, if I'm posting them!

I love your cat. Is the red glued to the white? So cute!

Best of luck to your daughter in her application process.

verobirdie said...

Such a lovely cat! great idea.

Lin Moon said...

I didn't use any glue on this one. I just layered the black, white and red, then stitched them all together with black floss that "disappears" into the black felt. The only disadvantage of this is that the back doesn't have a nice clean finish, since you see the black stitches there. Thanks for your comment!