Friday, 28 December 2018

Christmas Sewing: Decorations

In the past I have made the kids decorations to go on the tree. For Mia for her first Christmas, for Jess for her first Christmas (and one for Mia at the same time). I had planned to make them one every year, but last year it just didn't happen and they had shop bought decorations in their Christmas Eve boxes. When we first decorated the Christmas Tree this year, Mia pulled out the handmade ones from previous years and gave them a kiss and excitedly hung them on the tree.  When the shop bought ones came out, they showed no interest in them whatsoever: a pretty good indication that Mummy needs to make handmade ornaments!

So this December some handmade felt ornaments were definitely on the to-do list. I picked a pattern that I'd saved on Pinterest ages ago: penguins - pattern by Casa Magubako

I took inspiration from the colour ways in the pattern and made one in pink with a purple scarf for Jess

And a grey one with a red scarf for Mia.

That was me done - ticked off the to-do list. Two little penguins all ready for the Christmas Eve box. Then I sent a few hours going through my low volume stash and found a fabric from Little Town (Art Gallery) which I bought a year ago with the intention of making some Christmas decorations. So the evening before Christmas Eve, I knocked these up.

Quite pleased with all four decorations and I really enjoyed making them... but I may have to restock my felt collection before then as I have a pink-lover in the family and very little pink felt left!

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