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« on: November 19, 2006 05:34:11 PM »

i drew a template, cut two out of felt, free-hand embroidered one side and stitched 'em together, stuffing with polyfill as i went. i am soooooo pleased with how they look. well, i only have one finished but i love it. it was pretty heavily 'inspired' by chika mori's chrissy decorations (but i like mine better Wink ). chika's are here: http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=13072&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=1780&iMainCat=1779
i used running stitch and backstitch, and lazy daisy stitch that went a bit messy. i also made sucessful french knots for the first time in my life! i remember trying to do them when i was a kid and getting soooooo frustrated. the eye is a slightly off french knot, a stitch i claim to have invented myself. when i pulled the thread through, the knot didn't tighten up properly, leaving two little loops of thread. so i made three other little stitches to pin the loops down in a ring shape. i call it... um.... donut stitch!

here's birdie number two, in polka-dot felt.

i don't like the pale green bits, so i'm going to unpick them, add some more dark green stars. because the bird reminds me oh-so-vaguely of a swallow, i want to do a sailor jerry one next, with an anchor and some nautical stars (though they might be a bit hard).

more christmas birdies posted at my blog now. a kind-of atomic boom polka dot birdie (well, that was the idea behind it), a starry one and a tropical one. good fun.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 05:43:51 PM »

Very nice I?m feeling inspired  Cheesy thanks

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 05:55:11 PM »

That's really adorable, it has a really nice folk-art feel to it.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006 06:43:04 PM »

I like it! I have this old felt ornament that I got at a rummage sale, and I'm planning on recreating it new because it's so beat up. mmm, felt and embroidery floss...
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006 07:14:23 PM »

Very pretty. Love the donut stitch!! I'm inspired now too!

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006 11:31:41 PM »

Those look great!

When I got the winter anthropologie catalog, I ripped out the page of ornaments and filed it in my "inspiration" box.  But you right, yours are way better!!!

Love the donut stitch!

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006 03:26:04 AM »

Aww, they are gorgeous (and very inspiring!). I love the dove shape...I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006 10:01:32 AM »

What a great idea! I've been wanting to make some ornaments for my bf's mom and these are perfect! I might make mine more "holiday" themed shapes though. Yours came out wonderful and so much better than the anthropologie ones...

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006 05:14:20 PM »

rocknroll, i was thinking of doing some stars (trace the shape from a cookie cutter) or a christmas tree (ditto, or freehand it) too.
or a stocking could be quite cute.

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