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Christmas is coming!

Wow, It has been almost a month since I have written anything for the blog. I have been incredibly busy and I am pretty sure that life is just going to speed up in the future.

We finally got our Christmas tree put up this past weekend.

Christmas is coming!

You can’t see much about it and it looks department store pretty in this photo. The reality is that it is full of little kid made ornaments. Some from my childhood and some our kids made. Tons of glitter and glue were involved. Each year I try and make new ornaments for the tree but this year the ornament making is sparse. The kids are getting too big to create construction paper ornaments with glitter and glue. I have run out of time to sew, crochet or knit anything.  I have been pulling Christmas ornaments off the tree every time one of the kids moves into their own home.

Talk to you later,

Karen

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Christmas Ornament #5

There is just something about red or pink felt embroidered with white embroidery floss. It is just a classic and would go with almost any Christmas decor. I think that these would look great as package decorations or fill them with potpourri or put essential oils on the fluff you put inside. I used ribbon that had been sitting around waiting for a use.

Here is the pink version.

They are both cute and would work well for Christmas or Valentine’s day. Once again I used felt and embroidery floss that I had sitting around waiting to be used! There are many good embroidery tutorials on the internet. I used a simple daisy design that I learned when I was a Brownie Girl Scout years ago! The centers of the flowers are French knots and I used three strands of floss for all of the stitching.

See you later,

Karen

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Handmade Felt Christmas Ornament #4

Another star, this one has a little bit of country style to it.

A friend had graciously given me these fabric yoyos when she was cleaning out her stash. I had to snatch them out of the trash to create these beautiful stars. I love the yellow embroidery thread along with the yoyos and buttons.

Isn’t it beautiful.

Yo yos are simple to sew by hand. Simply trace around a mug and then sew around the outside edge. Pull on this thread to gather up the yoyo and tie a knot. I added the buttons since I have an over abundance of little buttons.

See you later,

Karen

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Christmas Sneak peak

Here is a sneak peak at a Christmas ornament that I have been working on the past several weeks. I have been making several so this is just one. I love the non-traditional colors in this one. It is hand sewn with embroidery floss.

I would love to say that I came up with the idea on my own but the truth is that I used a vintage Vogue pattern for this lovely ornament.

See you later,

Karen