Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A "Christmas caravan" ornament
It was easy to decide what colors to use to make it Christmasy, but a bit more difficult to figure out how to make this into an ornament. I made the design smaller by first scanning it, then shrinking it to make it a better size for an ornament. It's still quite large and probably would look better hung in a window or from a peg rack or something, rather than on the Christmas tree. Then I used a homespun in a Christmas plaid, along with green felt, to make the ornament itself. It has a wire hanger trimmed with buttons, and as you can see I put it all together with blanket stitching on each layer. I found the design in Gooseberry Patch Christmas, Book 3. It was used for cross-stitch ornaments there, but I found the design worked admirably for embroidered ornaments, too. What a fun project this was!