Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Handmade Christmas Ornaments - year 4

For the 4th year in a row, I am making my own Christmas ornaments.

This year instead of making 5 of them, (kids next door, and my son) I'm making 6!

One for the new baby of course. I can hardly believe he is already three months old. Time is flying too quickly for me with this new baby.

If you want to see pictures/posts from previous years, please feel free to check them out.

I use Jinny Beyer's book on Patchwork Puzzle Balls, and include a silk ribbon on top to be the hanger on the tree. I only stuff them with 100% cotton which I also order from Jinny's web site. This stuff is great, makes the balls really firm, and stands up over time very very well. It works for anything you want to stuff actually, not just Christmas ornaments.

More photos soon of course when I finish them. For some reason, I'm obsessed with making all my Christmas quilt projects with 1930's repro's. I just love the antique look of them in combination with the holidays. It's a very different twist on Christmas.

This year I am even using some real 1930's fabric - feed sack - in one of the balls. Think the kid will appreciate that her fabric is almost 100 years old? Um...probably not. I do though.


Lynn said...

Ah, thanks for the reminder. I bought the book and the templates, but have not make anything from them yet. Maybe I'll start a tradition of christmas ornaments as well!

Kathie said...

these are adorable, anyone would love them
30's fabric says old fashion Christmas to me :)
they will treasure these ornaments in years to come

Chara Michele said...

That is such a neat tradition! :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Those balls are lovely. I always like the handmade ornaments the best.

Judy said...

Wow I can see a future tree all covered with balls!

Kates said...

They're beautifal! :)