We had rainy days off and on all week so I got caught up on ornament making for the year. My goal is to make 1 ornament a month so my YOE tree will have some cute new ornaments.
Here is a birdie I made using attic24’s tutorial. In my opinion, you can never have too many birdies on your tree.
And this little house was made using a pattern from Fa La La La Felt. I pretty much did everything wrong…wrong tan color, wonky window, too few scallops…but that doesn’t bother me. I’ve learned to not let imperfections bug me!
this is a little rabbit inspired by Bijou’s Whimsy. Her work is amazing.
and this is a bunny inspired by something I saw on etsy. It has a thick coat of gloss on it which made it really hard to photograph but you get the idea. I simply couldn’t take any photos of it without it looking a bit blurred. ( photography is NOT one of my strengths!)
To see other ornaments I’ve made this year, click here.
When I carted all my supplies back into the sewing room, I saw Leo and immediately thought of the storybook ” Princess and the Pea.” He looks so cozy on his little tower of kitty beds!
sleep well, sweet prince…
“If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.” ~J.A. McIntosh
Earlier in the month,I made an eel to drop in Florida (link). I didn’t get to drop it though, there was too much going on. Instead, I found a new medical clinic here and decided to drop it there but each time I would pass the place, there were too many people around. Half the fun of making these toys, is dropping them while no one is looking. This morning, I took Mojo to be groomed and noticed they had a planter out front so I dropped Mr. Eel there.
Here he is waiting to be taken home. I hope he is gone when I go pick Mojo up!
Then, deciding I needed to get down to Christmas crafting, I made 2 little purses with appliquéd birdies. I added a crocheted flower and charm for fun. July’s MIM gift (link) is done!
I lined each with fabric to match their birdies…
I’m going to put a few goodies inside each purse before wrapping them up for Christmas. Maybe a toy and one of those plastic coin holders that will open when you squeeze it. My mom always said you have to put a penny inside a purse for good luck when you give it as a gift.
I continue to crochet cat beds for the local animal shelter. I’m up to 10 now and hope to do several more by fall. It is just a simple mat but my cats love them and will use them until delivery day. If you want to see them or get the how to, click here.
“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without”. – Cecil B. DeMille