Handmade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Handmade items are wonderful to give as gifts, tie onto packages, hang on the wall, use on a table and trim a tree. Today I want to show you a round-up of ideas from past posts and a new tutorial for simple and easy ornaments and decorations. These are crafting projects and most will use …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #11

Slow Stitching was a success as I finished the little sewing ornaments this week.  Participating with this group has really helped me to stay motivated to make progress each week.  Sometimes it wasn't much, but every week had some progress. They looked a bit unfinished when I got them all stuffed and closed this week. …

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Slow Sunday Stitching #10

I didn't get a long way on these this week, it was very busy with work and a continuing education class that required an overnight stay in Greenville SC.   I was delighted to get back to the sewing room!  So, here is where I started, with all the fabrics I thought would be good for …

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Slow Sunday Stitching #9

Week 9, hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  I had lots of turkey and Thanksgiving goodies, football and friends.  Watching holiday parades and an extra day of football meant I could get the stitching complete and block the piece. Here are the pins and button hooks.  The blue one is supposed to have a …

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Slow Sunday Stitching #8

Wow, have we really been going at this for two months? I wish I could say that I finished these ornaments up this week, as that was the goal.  Alas, a busy life this week didn't leave a lot of stitching time.  I did get one more almost finished, the tape measure. I haven't gone …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #7

This week was fairly productive, but I am not at all sure I like the results, starting with the thimble. I made a mistake, using three strands of brown for the French knots instead of two strands. I didn't figure this out until it was all done, and I don't think I want to pick …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #6

Wow, it is hard to believe I have been at this for six weeks!  Progress is being made, though, and this week was a bit more productive.  I finished off the scissors, in spite of all the knots that the metallic thread made. I got most of the way on the thimble. It was a …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #5

Updating the ornaments, I got a a bit more done during the week.  Panthers are doing really well, and I stayed up way too late last week watching that game. I did finish the sewing machine stitching. The little scissors gave me a fit, the metallic threads kept making knot and loops. But I got …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #4

Another week, and I have made a bit more progress. This is such a good motivator for me to have to report each week. I might actually get these done this year! I have the yarn basket almost complete, just need a couple more pine needles and it will be done. I started a bit …

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Slow Stitching Sundays

Football season is well underway, and I like to do handwork while I watch the games.  Plus, I needed something to slow down with after the insanely busy last four weeks beginning with the Apple Festival then State Fair competitions, through three weekends of the library book sale, other meetings and quilt shows, ending with …

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