I know that Christmas has passed us by again for another year, but I wanted to show you some Christmas ornaments that I have been stitching on. I was just packing them up the other day and thought I should share them before I put them away again for another year.
I have a deep seeded love for Christmas ornaments, especially hand-made ones. It all started years ago, when my Aunt Lynn gave each of the nieces and nephews an ornament each year for Christmas. Many were ones she had hand painted and they fascinated me. It was such a treat each year to take them out, look at them, arrange them on the tree. When I left home, those gifted ornaments were the only ones on my first Christmas tree.
These ornaments are designed by Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. Her blog is one of my favorites – I love looking at her beautiful photos. They make me want to move to Portland, move in next door and have Carter play with her adorable little girl (they are almost the same age and they went through some trials to get her too). If you want to check out her blog you can click here. Last winter she posted some kits of these ornaments and I took the plunge and ordered some. I worked on a few or the ornaments then. I ended up only finishing one this year (bo!) and will have a couple more to work on next year.
Now for some close-ups – A cabin, complete with chimney smoke and beads.
I loved ice skating when I was young, so I love this one. Again – the details are so fun.
I love this little red coat. My mom once made me a red wool coat, so it reminds me of that.
Of course, I think the hand knit scarf on the polar bear is a fabulous idea.
The tree and deer have some beautiful details too, including the sequins to look like snow.
If you are interested in seeing Alicia’s kits, click here. She also has just the patterns, if you happen to have all these different colors of felt, beads, ric rac, etc in your stash. I thought the kits were a lifesaver! No running around collecting a million things. Click here to see the patterns.
I hope someday these will be part of a special set of ornaments that the boys take with them when they move out. Sniff, sniff.