I love ornaments! I've come to realize (should this really have been a surprise?) that I really like handmade ornaments. During the pulling out of ornaments and decorations each year-the ones I enjoy the most are those that I remember creating. There is a walnut painted as a strawberry from my years in kindergarten that I loved. It survived the test of time until this year when it met it's match via Ethan. Sad day for me-we may have to do some more walnut strawberries this year! I mentioned a few posts ago I was working on a free pattern, which I did finish but as often happens-it spun a web of ideas in my head and will now become part of one of my next printed patterns. You'll like it. So I needed to come up with a new free pattern! The idea web started spinning again and I thought it would be fun to do a free ornament pattern each year. A little tradition in the making. So here is Year One - Birds of a Feather. This little project has completely addicted me to playing with felt. Again, spinning ideas for a new pattern. (Are you starting to see how my brain works and why it is so hard to get anything done? Honestly-it can be exhausting to be creative.) I digress.. This little birdie is so great because it is put together entirely by hand sewing which makes it the perfect couch project. I did 4 of them in the space of 2-ish movies. I'd say 1 bird takes about an hour to make if you have your supplies in front of you. Enjoy! And speaking of ornaments-we went to the local Festival of Trees last week and saw some pretty amazing creations! Take a look.. The "Wii Tree" All of the trees were up for auction to benefit the hospital. Some really amazing Origami ornaments!
Here's a crazy angle that I am declaring the "whoa" angel because that's what I said when I saw it. And this one definitely made us chuckle- the Twilight Tree. Again-I hope you all are enjoying this special season with your loved ones! I'll be back soon to announce the winners of the little contest we had.