Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Ornaments 2011

Sadly, the light string on the top half of the Christmas tree went out last night, so the ole' gal (which I usually like to keep up until at least New Year's Day) will probably be coming down tonight.  :(

I don't know if this is an "upside", but it sure got my butt motivated this afternoon to actually sit down and whip out the kids' Christmas ornaments for this year.  I know . . . late much?  I blame it on the pregnancy sleepies and the fact that I churned out a boat-load of Jesse Tree ornaments over the last few months.

I went pretty simple and off the cuff . . . no patterns, just threw around some ideas with Little Miss.  She made the ultimate decisions on what to make and which colors to use.  I'm the one that decided to add some bits of bling just to make it a little less plain:

Stocking Ornament 2011 - For Kee-ku
Stocking Ornament for Kee-ku 2011
They're simple and definitely not my most impressive efforts to date, but they're done and I really enjoyed the process with Little Miss (and that they only took a quick naptime to stitch up).
Red and Orange Heart Ornament 2011 - for Little Miss
Heart Ornament for Little Miss 2011
Anyone else do Christmas crafting AFTER Christmas?  All of a sudden I'm getting the urge to finish all the other Christmas projects I had in mind that I never got around to this season.  :P

P.S.  I know and fully acknowledge that these photos are terrible.  It's nearly impossible to take good non-flash photos indoors this time of year.


Kathy December 27, 2011 at 6:26 PM  

Photos look fine to me, and your ornaments are darling -- very impressive for a quickie! Better late than never, right... and perfect project for Little Miss to help with, she'll remember that she helped, you know! love you!

Skooks December 27, 2011 at 8:25 PM  

k - Thank you! Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in an attitude of perfectionism and think every project has to be mind-shatteringly awesome. The free-form nature of this whole thing was quite freeing.

Anonymous,  December 28, 2011 at 8:24 PM  

There is an after Christmas Sew along that goes thru the month of January for people to finish up some stuff and maybe make stuff for themselves. It is hosted by sewmuch2luv . There will be a flickr group and I think some prizes. Here is the link http://sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com/2011/12/after-christmas-sew-along.html

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