Friday, November 19, 2010
Ornaments: Set #1!
I've joined in Homemade by Jill's advent calendar sew-a-long, and I just finished my first set of 8 ornaments! These have been such fun to make in spite of the mess of felt scraps and thread and floss bits everywhere, all part of the charm right? :) My daughter has been my little craft partner in the mornings, drawing and cutting Christmas decorations for our windows. I think a little bragging is in order for her great little drawings. She's quite the little artist for a not quite five year old. There will be a post on that here soon. Part of what I love about felt and these ornaments is the opportunity for illustration and incorporating my fine art roots, drawing was my first love which translated into a fine arts degree with a concentration in graphic design. These kind of projects combine that background with my new found love of sewing, and I have a blast. I've designed all of these on my own as I go, rather than using templates. I've machine stitched in most of the details, since I kind of have an aversion to hand sewing. I guess I just really enjoy the process and neatness of the machine; the instant gratification is definitely a part of the appeal I'll admit. It's been fun seeing how each ornament fits on the tree and placing them in the little pockets. Now only 16 more to finish before December 1st!