For the second year in a row, I’m coordinating an “ornament making party” to support the mercy ministries at our church. The ladies of the church join together to make felt ornaments. People are asked to make donations during the Advent season and then can choose one of these ornaments as a thank you.
This week, I made these sample ornaments for everyone to refer to while making their own at the party tomorrow.
I found a wonderful blog, Bugs and Fishes. She does amazing things with felt, such as all these birds. Beautiful! She posted tutorials for the candy cane, the star, and the Christmas pudding. I made up the bird, using a shape that I found somewhere on the web, but using the methods that I learned while sewing the other three. If you really want to make the bird, let me know and I can write a quick tutorial on how to make it. I’d be happy to post that!
I’m really pleased with how they turned. I’m definitely going to have to make some of these for our own tree! I want to make these vintage baubles too. They are too complicate for what we will be doing tomorrow but I would love to play around with embroidery and rick rack!
A little hand sewing was a nice break from the secret Christmas, birthday, and baby sewing that I have been doing!