Handmade Ornaments

Handmade Ornaments

22 Days to go!  It’s starting to look a little like Christmas!  The tree got lights today, I use colored.  I know that it is not as stylish and fashionable, however I use lots of handmade ornaments in every color, and I think the colored lights look great!  I of course, use all the ornaments my kids have made through the years, as well as ones I’ve made, and ones I’ve won at The Quarter Stitch’s annual ornament swap.  The first weekend in December, we host a Christmas luncheon for our customers.  We play games, test our knitting knowledge with a fun quiz, and eat.  But everyone’s favorite part is the ornament swap, we do it ‘Yankee Trader’ style, which makes it a blast.  The ornaments have to be handmade, (with your own hands), and over the years the quality has become amazing!   Everyone goes home with a special treasure and fond memories!

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This needle felted bear was made by my friend Kris, he is so chubby and adorable!

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This stunning Temari Ball done by my friend Linda, it is so elegant.  I also won this one from sweet ‘Little’ Mary, her’s is so whimsical!

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This beautiful fair-isle ball was stitched by my friend Noreen, it has a rustic feel that I just love.

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And this cute mini-sweater was made by a knitty friend whose long since moved away.  She even made a tiny wire hanger!

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The Swap is this weekend, and my ornaments, are not quite ready.  One isn’t even started, and the other, is missing 3 legs and a face!  It’s made of an organic alpaca boucle, and a natural wool, I found the pattern here.  The pattern is fairly simple, and I think he’s going to be adorable!

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Time to get the needles clicking!

Claire

3 Responses

  1. Heather
    Heather December 4, 2014 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    I love it – they’re so wonderful! I grew up with colored lights and hodge podge yet meaningful ornaments – it may not be as polished looking as my aunt’s teal and pink ornamented white light only tree, but it felt warmer and more home-y. thanks for sharing something that can be so personal!

  2. Shirley Ulisnik
    Shirley Ulisnik December 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm | | Reply

    Love, love, love the felted bear ornament! Any chance of getting the pattern from Kris and passing it along?

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