Thursday, November 14, 2013

trim the tree

One of my favorite things to make are handmade ornaments.  They are one of those projects you can do in an hour or two and they add such sweetness to your home during the holidays.   

When I came across the group The Trim the Tree Swap, I had to join in.  Too much fun to pass up.   You make four handmade ornaments for four different partners and then you receive four ornaments in return.

My first two I made were the little gnomie girl and boy.  The pattern is by Noialand.  I adore all her sweet adorable felt patterns.  I have a few others I purchased and have been itching to stitch those too.  :)

Little gnomie girl~

Little gnomie girl and boy.  I love the cute little mushroom on the boy and the sweet ribbon on the girl.  Such sweet little details.

Then I came across a lovely tutorial and pattern by Ellis & Higgs.  I thought it would be fun to make it scrappy with lots of strips.  It was pretty simple and love the way it turned out. 

The sweet little ornaments all together.    Now to make a set for my tree.   My kiddos were very concerned that I was sending them off and wouldn't make some for us.   I surely don't want to disappoint them so better get to it.  :)

I hope everyone has had a lovey week so far!!  



  1. These are gorgeous. You have some lucky swap partners!

  2. So gorgeous - I'd seen that tree pattern and had been planning to give it a go!
    Maria x

  3. Super sweet! I love those little trees!

  4. Oh you're killin' me! I love those trees! ♥

  5. Those are just the most adorable ornaments!! Love them!!

  6. Great fabrics, colours -- love them all! :)

  7. Muy chulos los detalles para la Navidad, son muy alegres y vistosos. Felicidades de Concha de Valencia

  8. I made some Noialand patterns last year for my kids for our tree! I agree . . . she makes such sweet patterns with wonderful details. and

  9. beautiful blog :D
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    join in my page on facebook or in my blog! I'd be happy to talk

  10. Oh my these are all so darn cute!! Happy week to you! xo Heather

  11. So adorable! I have been making fabric birds myself, for summer. Nowhere near as well organized as you thinking about the Holidays yet.


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