Thursday, December 2, 2010

Handmade Ornament Ideas


Carrying on the tradition that my mom started oh so many years ago, handmade Christmas ornament season is now upon me.  Last year, I took my first stab at making handmade ornaments for my kids using the Snow Child pattern from A Bit of This and A Bit of That.  As I started to pull out my Christmas decor this past Monday I found them and couldn't help smiling.

The question is . . . what am I going to make for them this year?!

I have another pattern from the aforementioned store that is in contention this year: a cute little Christmas Tree (you can find the kit here or the pattern alone here.)  I will likely use that for one of the kids (I'm leaning towards Kee-ku), but I don't want to make them each the same exact ornament.



I know, I kinda made them almost the exact same ornament last year.  Whatevs.

So anyway, I went trolling around for a few new pattern ideas for ornaments.  So far, these cuties that I found on Etsy are in the running:
PDF Christmas Ornaments Patterns from Kawaii Cloud

PDF Pattern Felt Embroidered Christmas Ornaments eBook from Erica Hite








Flock of Christmas Wishes from Heartstring Samplery
Not in the market to buy ornament patterns, but still want to give your tree a handmade touch this year?  I just discovered that Elsie Marley is posting a new ornament tutorial every day this week!  Definitely worth checking out.

Any ornament patterns grabbing your attention lately?  I'm always open to suggestions.  :)



*****Disclaimer: I wasn't spiffed by any of the sellers mentioned in this post to give their products a mention . . . though that would have been spiffy. ;)*****

4 Comments:

Two Shades of Pink December 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM  

Oooooohhhhhh....Swooning over the birds. And um, I totally have dropped the ball in the email department. Sorry. So I am coming to follow you since...um...I am overdue. Love ya girl and your crafty coolness.

Jess

Skooks December 2, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

LOL, Jess. I'm honored to have you following me. :)

And yes . . . I dig those birds big time . . . they're a shade "grown up" for my little tots, but I may have to snag the pattern anyway and save them for later. :)

Hearthandmade December 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

I love this selection! ive made a good few but need to shoot them i think :) its too cold to do anything now but drink coffee

Skooks December 7, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

HH - AMEN. If it weren't for my kids I don't know if I'd be able to drag myself out of my warm bed every morning much less do any creative stuff!

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