Christmas ornaments

6 Jan

I like the thought that even though our families are in far flung and disparate spots of the world, when we put our Christmas trees up we look at some of the same ornaments. So, I try to make some. Last year was a bit of a cop out – one of those mini frames with the Turtle in it. The year before was crocheted Santa, Rudolph and a Santa. Very cute, if I do say so myself.

This year I discovered the joy of felt. Ever so much easier. Especially with this super tutorial.

But, what good is one? Six is a good number for decorations, but I didn’t have the imagination, or the time. So I decided to match the previous set and make a Santa and a Rudolph.

The first poor Santa came out a bit gammy

His head is rather an odd shape and his beard is, well, I don’t know.

Take two looks like this:

I love the Rudolph buttons and the head isn’t half as odd when the hair  meets the hat. Still not sure on the beard. It’s a bit low. But cute nonetheless.

Rudolph was the easiest to manage. The only embellishments he needed were a nose and a mouth. Oh, and antlers. But at least adding the antlers meant I didn’t forget the ribbon. I cannot tell you how many times I forgot to add the ribbon and had to pull out the stitches for the snowman and the Santa.

I added some bells too. What’s a reindeer without bells?

I tried a Christmas tree too, but didn’t really like how it turned out.

It looks nicer in this picture than in real life.

Then I tried a gingerbread house, but I got a bit overwhelmed and gave up after cutting out the pieces. Maybe next year.

One Response to “Christmas ornaments”

  1. buggalcrafts January 7, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    I like the first Santa – he looks like a sock monkey and like a smiley santa – if he was yellow he’d be rocking that tree!

    I love the idea of matching family ornaments across the miles!

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