It's that time again. Time to start thinking about handmade holiday gifts. I've started my list. How about you guys? I'm less ambitious these days but I still love to make a little something here or there. I mostly make ornaments. I love hand sewing projects, especially working with felt. It's the perfect project for curled up on the sofa in front of the tv in this gloomy November weather. To that end, we are happy to say that we FINALLY made the Hand Sewing for Fun Patterncards (including the sold out Butterfly & Snail) into PDF patterns available in the shop!! Here's the link, scroll to bottom of the page.
Wool felt is so wonderful to work with and with just one simple stitch you can make any of these guys. I think that's why I find it so relaxing. It's like knitting an all garter stitch scarf.
This turtle is Oscar's favorite. He's taken it to bed with him and his other buddies for years now. I have to sew the feet back on every once in a while overall he's really held up.
Looking at these guys now, I'm inspired to try to make them as Christmas bunnies. They'd be cute ornaments!
I order my felt from A Child's Dream Come True or sometimes I find a few colors at JoAnns.