I thought it would be a quick project but making felt ornaments without a pattern takes time. A lot of time. Ten times the amount of time one would think.
I did iron freezer paper to one side of the felt so I could draw my homemade patterns and cut out pairs that actually match. Then I had to decide how to embellish the felt pieces.
I cut out enough felt for three Christmas trees, two teardrop shaped ornaments, one squatty ornament, and one heart. I started on the heart.
It;s been a l-o-n-g time since I used embroidery floss and I couldn’t remember how to do the blanket stitch. After a quick search on-line, I was in business.
I promise pictures of my slow progress.
Now that I’m thinking of it, I should have just used one color of felt and one color of embroidery floss. White felt and red floss, dark green felt and light green floss, blue felt and white floss.
So many ideas, so little time…
You inspire me to be creative. If only I had the time!! The girls will be able to enjoy these crafts soon, so keep the ideas coming.
This sounds like so much fun. And I loved your post about the “geriatric magnet!”
Yes, you’re right.! What sees like an easy project turns out a long one. Can’t wait to see the finished projects.