Thursday, December 16, 2010

~Felt Ornaments~

What a hoot! owl ornaments:


I made them all the same, because I'm keeping one, giving one in an ornament exchange, and giving the last one to a friend. I didn't stuff them because, a) I liked the way they looked unstuffed, and b) I was too lazy to get up and get the stuffing.


A keepsake ornament I made for my daughter:


I traced her hand, so it's her hand size, and I embroidered her name and "2010" on the back.

Embroidery and hand sewing isn't something I typically do, so though this was enjoyable it was also a bit of a challenge, as I figured out the best needle to use, the best way to get the stitches to look nice, etc.

13 comments:

Jessica Levitt said...

Adorable! I love the color choice. And I like how they look unstuffed too.

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Hoo Hoo wouldn't like a unstuffed owl. So Cute.
I like the hand ornament,did you think to date it. A new one every year to show her getting bigger.

Charity said...

Very cute!! :)

Esther said...

Too cute, Tammy!

cbrueggie said...

those owls are simply precious!

Ashley said...

Oh boy, I love owls!! Those are adorable. I bet they would go like crazy on your Etsy store!

Tammy said...

Thank you. :-)

Ashley, the person who designed the pattern does not allow for people to sell them.

Ashley said...

That's a bummer, but understandable! And I think it's admirable that you respect their request!

Tammy said...

Ashley, I'm a "rule-follower" to the nth degree. LOL

Mrs. U said...

Adorable!!! The owls are sooo sweet!! But I love your sweet daughter's hand most of all!!! Hmmmm... I wonder how long it would take me to make something like this. I LOVE IT!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Ruth said...

The ornaments are adorable! I really like your version of the owls. My 14 year old daughter likes owls and made a few this past spring, finding the inspiration from the same place you did.

Monika said...

So cute!!!

Melissa Joy said...

Have you ever done silhouettes?
I am thinking of doing it this spring for Mother's Day gifts (framed paper ones maybe)... and then maybe doing felt versions for Christmas ornaments (like your hand ornament) next Christmas.