Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Felted Ornaments

Happy First Day of Fall!!!

Someone posted on Facebook the other day about how many days were left until Christmas.  WTH?!?  Well, I'm proud to say that I've got a real jump on my holiday crafting:  two cards and two ornament.  For me, that's huge!

So thanks to my (cough) addiction (cough) to Memory Box and PTI dies I was able to make this lovely and hopefully first of many hand sewn felt ornaments for my friends and family:

I won't bore you with details of how long it took me to make this but it was a while and no one anywhere is in jeopardy of losing their sewing job to me.  The felt, star shape die and hanger die are all PTI.  The little Frenchie die is Memory Box.  I had to visit the local fabric store for thermal web and poly fil.  There was me and another guy and I'm not sure who looked more lost and confused - probably me.

Well, I was so happy with my initial results, I decided to up my game (as it were).  Woah.  So not the same experience.   I can say I whipped through the stitching really quickly this time but the beading?!?!  The. Beading.  This is the final results of having to cut out the beads twice and simplifying the design a bit.  I'm totally a beginner sewer and the beading AND sewing totally kicked my butt.  This beaut took me a few HOURS.  Thankfully the PTI dies were easy enough to follow or else everything would probably have been shoved into a drawer and duct taped shut forever.

I think I'm going to stick to the simpler iron design on the hand stitched shape and maybe only bead every two or three ornaments.  It's all about pacing, right?

Well getting this done was a real barn burner - sewing and ironing all on the same day.  Don't tell my husband.  Hopefully I won't be more blind and arthritic by Thanksgiving.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love the colors of the mitten!! And practice will make the beading easier!!!

  2. Love the colors of the mitten!!! And practice should make the beading easier:)

  3. Love your felt ornaments. I too found the beading needs a lot of concentration. I can only do it in good light while I am relaxed watching a movie. It takes me a long time too.