I had kicked around a few ideas for Kiwi's 2012 ornament over the last couple of days, but it wasn't until this evening that I finally got the proper inspiration while looking through my sewing WIP boxes for the still-haven't-finished-them-all-yet felt nativity figures. (Uh . . . yes . . . the ones that I started in 2009. Lay off - - at least the Holy Family is finally intact.)
So, I was reminded of this little ornament e-book that I got during a BOGO sale from Erica Hite 2 Christmases ago. (I *think* I got it after Christmas actually, and then forgot about it for the next year and made different ornaments.) Anyway, it's not totally relevant. Point is, I forgot I had the patterns, and then I found them and that is how this story begins.
One thing I really kind of wanted to do was make an ornament for Kiwi that kind of "went" with the other 2 I made already this year. Why? I mean, truly . . . why?? It's not like one of the kids will end up with the set someday. Regardless, I was looking for a way to make something similar for Kiwi. So I went with a mash-up. A Noia Land/Erica Hite ornament mash-up. Here's what I did:
I took the Noia Land concept (and pattern piece) of putting a cute little face inside a Christmas-themed "body" and used Erica Hite's snowman pattern as the base of that. I nixed the top hat because Kiwi is my baby girl and I didn't want to make her a boy ornament. If that even makes sense.
It probably does NOT. Oh well.
So yes, nixed the hat . . . then I rifled through the button drawer and found the little blingy ribbon flower. That girl-ed it up a bit. Then I picked out a nice deep purple for the scarf. I opted not to stuff this one (unlike the other 2) . . . it just wasn't going to be necessary due to how it was assembled. I like that it still plays well with the others and gives the same feeling even though it's kind of doing it's own thing with the way it is embellished.
|1. Little Star Girl for Little Miss 2012, 2. Little Tree Ornament for Kee-ku 2012, 3. Snow Baby Ornament for Kiwi 2012|
I'd show it to Kiwi to see if she likes it, but she'd probably just grab it and try to eat it. How is it that she is already 7 months old?!
Alright - - on to the next Christmas project. Must. keep. making.
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