I know, I know, we're well past Christmas in July by this point but I finally finished my ornaments last week and thought I would show you the final result. I only worked on these at night in front of the TV, so it was slow-going, but little by little, they got done!
I am SO happy with the way they turned out. I love them! I love the colors, the beads, the stitching, all of it. And no, they are by no means perfect. Goodness, my embroidery skills need a lot of work! My blanket stitch around the edge is totally uneven, the beading is so wonky, I could go on. But it doesn't matter, I'm so pleased I got these done and can't wait to see them on the Christmas tree in December!
I was planning on hanging these on the pine tree in my front yard for a little photo shoot but it's raining today (for the first time in weeks, I can't complain), so I hung them on the plant hooks above my windows instead. Here they are!
To refresh your memory, these were made with the patterns for Felt Flora and Merry Little Ornaments by Cathy Ziegele from the awesome book Fa La La La Felt. Lark Crafts is sharing these patterns with us and you can download them here.
What do you think of my beaded ornaments? Have you made progress on your Christmas stuff? Can't wait to hear and see!