Monday, December 10, 2012

Kiwi's Ornament Mash-Up 2012

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 2009Lay 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:

Snow Baby Ornament for Kiwi 2012

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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Kathy December 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM  

Beautiful - I love it, and the others you made as well. Your children are so fortunate, they will have quite a treasure with all the beautiful, hand-made (with love) ornaments from their mama ~ and how lucky is that.

Aoife December 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM  

Really enjoyed finding your blog just now. The ornaments are all lovely, but I must confess the most recent snow-lady is my favourite!

Lynette December 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM  

They're so cute! I just love the little snowman girl.

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